This is exactly what I meant about structuring the running game around Forte's strengths. The one back scheme with zone blocking opens up "cutback lanes" where Forte can use his best stuff to choose where to go with the ball. He doesn't follow a lead back through a specific hole he cuts back behind the blocks into the gap that's uncovered.
The Broncos used this scheme for years while Shanny and Alex Gibbs were coaching and made 1000 yard rushers out of late round draft picks and UDFA's. Unfortunately what's best for Forte won't be best for Clutts. Unless he can stick because of is ST skills he's probably not gonna be kept around. It doesn't appear Tice's offense will use a man on man power blocking scheme. That's good because they sucked at that last year.
•The Bears ran the ball from the shotgun alignment and used the "stretch" (one back run) in Ace personnel. Zone blocking up front in the "stretch" gives the running back the opportunity to press the edge of the defense or cut back. Without Matt Forte at camp, Michael Bush ran with the first team. The former Raider doesn't have the same first step as Forte (or the speed through the hole), but I'm eager to see his power when he gets downhill with pads on during training camp. (This is the perfect setup and blocking scheme for Forte. It opens running lanes rather than specific holes so that he can use his vision and cutback ability to his advantage. This will give him some room to operate in and put him one on one with LB's and DB's where he can usually make the first man miss. He can also use his power effectively this way where he can't as well when he has to fight of Dlinemen. The Broncos made 1000 yard rushers out of nobodies doing the same thing)
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