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Bears’ backup backs Bush, Bell, Booker boastful


There’s no question in Chicago that Matt Forte is the go-to guy in the backfield. But Forte’s backups think the Bears may have the best backfield depth in the NFL.

“Yeah,” No. 2 running back Michael Bush told the Daily Herald. “It’s loaded all around.”

Behind Bush on the depth chart are Kahlil Bell and Lorenzo Booker. After Forte got hurt last year, Bell turned heads with some big games, including a 121-yard effort against the Packers. He said he believes the backfield in Chicago is solid from top to bottom.

“I think we’re as good as can be,” Bell said. “Any guy can go in there and make plays.”

Forte thinks having guys behind him on the depth chart who can make plays will make him a better running back.

“Like I always said, competition brings success out of everybody,” Forte said. “It’s either going to make you better or you’re going to work harder to try to get better.”

And if Forte’s backups are to be believed, there are a lot of running backs in Chicago ready to make the Bears better.

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13 Responses to “Bears’ backup backs Bush, Bell, Booker boastful”
  1. spellingcopfather says: Jul 28, 2012 7:43 AM

    I thought the reason Bush left oakland was to become a feature back!!! now he seem ok with another year as a back up (SMH), if that was the case he could have just stayed in oakland but hey Money Talks!!!

  2. peytonsneck18 says: Jul 28, 2012 7:47 AM

    Surprised Bush didnt go somewhere and be a starter, hes a beast that can tote the rock at least 25 times a game

  3. nikkodawg says: Jul 28, 2012 7:55 AM

    This is the deepest I have ever seen this team at QB, RB, and WR. Should be fun to watch. The oline should be healthy and improved. Plus this is the best offensive coaching staff I’ve seen in Chicago and will most likely put the oline in better situations with the blocking schemes and playcalling.

    Bear Down!

  4. botchedextrapoint says: Jul 28, 2012 9:07 AM

    An amazing attempt at aliteration.

  5. bluefan204 says: Jul 28, 2012 9:36 AM

    Credit for a clever headline, MDS

  6. pilot2011 says: Jul 28, 2012 9:41 AM

    Would still take Williams/Stewart/Tolbert/Newton over any backfield combination in all of football

  7. bgoochy says: Jul 28, 2012 9:44 AM

    Bush knows it’s only a matter of time before he’s the feature back filling in for a Forte injury.

  8. 4dabears says: Jul 28, 2012 9:52 AM

    What a HORRIBLE headline!

  9. delhommed says: Jul 28, 2012 10:29 AM

    J Stewart, D Williams and M Tolbert! Hello! You can’t be serious.

  10. punkyqb says: Jul 28, 2012 11:37 AM

    Who are Williams/Stewart/Tolbert/Newton ??

  11. pilot2011 says: Jul 28, 2012 1:20 PM

    who is Bush/Bell/Booker?

  12. tharoostah says: Jul 29, 2012 10:39 PM

    I am a Bears fan, Forte and Bush are good, Dwill and Stewart are good. But the best backfield in football is Arian Foster and Ben Tate. I don’t think i even need to tell you guys Foster is better than Forte. But Tate is better than Bush as well. He had 80 less carries than Bush last year. Bush got 977 yds and Tate got 942 and Tate was a rookie.

  13. chi01town says: Jul 30, 2012 1:46 AM

    Chicago will run the football well this season an make Defenses put 8 in the box then Marshall will be in a one on one

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