I'm 100% behind Forte but Matt, NO WHINING!!!
I was watching Pardon The Interruption and they reported that Matt Forte said that the Bears "are grinding me into a pulp."
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, mutherfukkin' NO!
You simply CANNOT start whining about how you're being used. Would you be being "ground into a pulp" if you had a new deal? Or would it just be business as usual? The Bears are using you the same way they have the first 3 seasons. They actually gave you a great back-up in Barber. You have the entire Bear Nation behind you because you reported to camp on time, played like the elite back that you are and KEPT YOUR MOUTH SHUT. You simply cannot start trying negotiate through the media. You have no leverage.
You'll either get a new deal or be franchised and paid like a top 5 back. I know this is more about how the Bears aren't treating you like you're their best player than it is about money, but you can't be whining about being "ground into a pulp". You're a running back on a running team. IT'S YOUR JOB! You could always sit out (and lose even more public backing).
You know what you can do? You can keep playing like a monster. You'll get franchised and paid handsomely (you should be THANKING Chris Johnson for driving up RB prices). Just pray or seek counseling to get over your wounded pride. I don't want to see anymore of this pity-party you're starting to throw yourself in the media. We're ALL BEHIND YOU. We all believe and wish you got a new deal like....YESTERDAY. But we also want to see you keep playing lights out football, not whining about how hard your chosen profession is.