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Forte-Bears relationship souring?

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08:05 AM ET 10.07 | Few players can compete with Matt Forte's impact on his team's offense, which makes more complicated signing him. [Forte's] agent said it's status quo after four games. "We have received no indication of any change in the stance of the Bears as it relates to their perception -- despite his production -- of Matt's value," agent Adisa Bakari told the Sun-Times. ... Whatever the Bears were willing to pay, the price obviously has gone up. "We've stated from the very beginning that the longer we wait, the more difficult and complicated it becomes," Bakari said. "Matt, to date, is performing at an ultra-elite level, and that's an indisputable reality." What's on the horizon? Here's another sobering reality: This could be Forte's last season with the Bears.

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October 7, 2011  08:06 AM ET

That's life, Bro.

October 7, 2011  08:07 AM ET

Get over it and go someplace that has a chance to win. They'll never win with Cutler and no receivers

October 7, 2011  08:08 AM ET

Runningbacks are a dime a dozen in the NFL. No big whoop if he goes somewhere else.

October 7, 2011  08:08 AM ET

Love that first sentence.

October 7, 2011  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Get over it and go someplace that has a chance to win. They'll never win with Cutler and no receivers

No receiver's is definitely RIGHT!!

October 7, 2011  08:16 AM ET

Forte has been a monster for them so far ...if he wants to prove a point maybe he should start a hold out midseason & show the Bears how they would be lacking without him

October 7, 2011  08:16 AM ET

Hey, they can always sign Tiki!!

October 7, 2011  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Hey, they can always sign Tiki!!

Good point. Then, after the season and Tiki retires again, he'll criticize Lovie and Cutler and then the Bears will win a superbowl without him.

October 7, 2011  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Good point. Then, after the season and Tiki retires again, he'll criticize Lovie and Cutler and then the Bears will win a superbowl without him.

We can only hope, lol.

October 7, 2011  08:25 AM ET

Fix that line, then plug in a competent RB that doesn't break the bank. That might also add a year or two to Cutler's career. A mixed blessing, I know.

October 7, 2011  08:27 AM ET

Bears are cheap Bro...

October 7, 2011  08:31 AM ET

wow, that first sentence is about as well put together as the Bears' receiver corps.

October 7, 2011  08:35 AM ET

In the end, the Bears know they have to sign or extend Forte. Imagine how much worse that offense would be without him.

October 7, 2011  08:36 AM ET

he'll get his money, and lance briggs will cry for more and they will cut him and he will go to the lions and make them pay until he retires...lol

October 7, 2011  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Runningbacks are a dime a dozen in the NFL. No big whoop if he goes somewhere else.

Very good ones aren't a dime a dozen

October 7, 2011  08:38 AM ET

Look at how a big multi-year contract improved the performance of Chris Johnson.

October 7, 2011  08:38 AM ET

Forte deserves a new contracty but i wouldn't break the bank on him

October 7, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Da Bears

October 7, 2011  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Forte deserves a new contracty but i wouldn't break the bank on him

Why not? He's their most productive player, and they don't even run the ball much.

 
October 7, 2011  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Da Bears

Da Bears...

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