This whole Forte situation wouldn't even bother me if the Bears were coming off a 4-12 season and were shooting for 6 wins. But this is a team that's going to be a SB contender this year. If Forte wants to make his case for a contract extension then do it on the field by giving us 1600yds rushing and 15TDs inside the redzone. Dragging sleds and throwing a hissy fit and saying you won't report untilt he very last moment, is not going to sit very well with a lot of Bears fans because of how much is at stake.
Still wait for some respect Forte shows to the Bears and stops whining every week.
zzzzz Forte is whining, he just needs to shut up and sign... As if any of you would turn down the oppertunity to make more money if you coud.
ya all 3 times he's spoken this past year and offseason.
Want respect, he showed up and played w/a bad hammie his whole sophmore year instead of letting it heal. And still got 1000 yards from scrimmage. How about showing up last year w/out an ext that he wanted.
He's looking at the league and forgetting the most important thing. There's alot of good players on HIS team , some of whom also have contracts coming up.
Forces the guy to accept that this is gonna happen. They all have to. If he can't accept it , then he should demand a trade to a 4-12 team where he can be the man.
That's why the 85 Bears broke up. Lotta guys went where the money was and didn't gaf about the team.
So the loyalty angle has to be a two way street. And alotta times it really isn't.
fwiw : I'd offer him 5mil per for 6yrs ( plus some bonus escalators for things like 1200+ yds rushing ). He gives a little to get more yrs on his contract ..... and he gets to prove his knees were up to the task.
What should you call any : Fumble , Hold , Interception , Three and out , or Sack ?
A " F.H.I.T.S " ? or a J'Marcus ?
I don't know if anyone is actually hating on Forte but we realize there's a limit to what the Bears can pay. I agree that NFL players are a rare breed so what they earn isn't subject to some of the same economic limitations as the rest of us but there is a hard cap on salaries and bonuses that can't be exceeded and you need to fit the compensation for your entire team under that. Nobody can exceed that amount so there is an NFL limitation on it even if there isn't an economic one.
I do agree with you completely on the point that this is about business and nothing else. It's pretty normal in any employment situation for an employer to want to hire the best person he can for the job for the least amount of money and of course the prospective employee wants to be paid as much as he can possibly get. I don't see this situation as being anything outside the norm. It's just for NFL players the amounts that are much bigger and the negotiations more public.
But if this is all about business, and it is, then Matt Forte really can't say that it has much to do with respect. I think the very fact that they made an offer at all shows the want him to continue as part of the team. All of the rest in just negotiation on how much that will cost the Bears and that is nothing more than any other business decision where compensation is involved. JMHO.
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