Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte told Comcast SportsNet Chicago that he expects to be used more under new head coach Marc Trestman.
“I would expect (to be used more),” Forte said. “Coach Trestman, I think he said he watched a lot of film on me and has seen me run different routes. So we’ll get back to catching the ball out of the backfield like we did the prior years.”
Trestman likes what he sees from Forte.
“I just got done looking at all his catches from 2010. He was on the line scrimmage, he was running out of the backfield (and) he is great in space,” Trestman explained in March. “He has a skill set that goes full spectrum of what you want out of a running back. He can run inside. He can run outside. He can catch the ball extremely well. I saw him as a very good route runner for a wide receiver. I saw him in slants in 2010. I saw him run rail routes, sideline routes.”
Trestman better keep his fingers crossed that Forte can stay healthy. He’s gotten pretty dinged up over the past two years.