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Why aren't they using Bilal Powel?

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Forte had 30 runs for 3.3 yds per while Powel had 1 run. Its one thing if Forte was playing amazing so now even when he is struggling they wont be using Powell? This doesn't make any sense they have a more than capable back that has all the receiving skills that Forte has. You would think a rotation with a fresh back would be ideal. No?

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IMO it's because we lost last week and with the threat of being 0-2 it's balls to the wall. So you keep the experience out there. I thought Forte was outstanding, just his consistency to make ground and no mistakes. 

As the season goes on Powell will get more snaps in relief, he has a role to play.

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BP will get his opportunity now. We certainly need to stop that flip pass screen. The Giants stopped it twice in PS. I posted then that we should stop using it . Forte is amazing and very smooth

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2 minutes ago, Snell41 said:

Because Forte is a beast and Powell is not?

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Pretty much this. Powell is a decent #2 back but Forte is special.

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3 hours ago, Jetsbb said:

Forte had 30 runs for 3.3 yds per while Powel had 1 run. Its one thing if Forte was playing amazing so now even when he is struggling they wont be using Powell? This doesn't make any sense they have a more than capable back that has all the receiving skills that Forte has. You would think a rotation with a fresh back would be ideal. No?

they better. love Forte.  A very classy runner with great intelligence.  But 30 a game?  yeeesh.

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Because we needed that win badly & he'll now get 10 days rest to heal up.  Forte doesn't need a lot of practice the guys a pros pro. Smart smooth as silk, a combination of Curtis Martin & Marcus Allen. Damn, he makes this offense f*cking awesome! Bring safeties up we'll throw, move them back we'll run, blitz we'll get it to Forte in the flat.

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Because last night absolutely everything else was working and there were just not enough plays to go around.

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23 minutes ago, SickJetFan said:

The need to keep powell fresh and hungry it is a long season

yes but can't over use Forte.  he is not young.  Powell needs to get at least 5-6 carries or maybe a little more

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I think ultimately the plan is to use Powell as "fresh legs" in the fourth quarter of games. Much like Rex did with Shonn Greene early in his career.

Last night it wasn't necessary, as Forte was running well late in the game.

I think Powell's touches will increase as the season progresses.

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15 minutes ago, Obrien2Toon said:

They are trying to kill forte.

he'll be done at mid season at this rate

 

He's not going to run 30 times a game.

The announcers said something last night which really stuck with me. From his days in Tulane, Forte said that the most important thing he was taught was to avoid the big hit. He plays like that, almost always behind his blockers, waiting for things to develop, not putting himself in position to get blown up.

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1 minute ago, bergenjets said:

 

He's not going to run 30 times a game.

The announcers said something last night which really stuck with me. From his days in Tulane, Forte said that the most important thing he was taught was to avoid the big hit. He plays like that, almost always behind his blockers, waiting for things to develop, not putting himself in position to get blown up.

Slides through the cracks and never takes the big hit.  Very similar to Curtis in that respect.

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Slides through the cracks and never takes the big hit.  Very similar to Curtis in that respect.

I liked Phil Simms' analogy last week comparing Forte to Marcus Allen. Not the same HOF level talent, but similar running style.

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They just scored 37 points. Can we ever be happy? Forte has been a beast so far for us. I'm sure Powell will eventually get worked into the offense, they aren't going to want to run Forte into the ground.

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Powell = State Farm

 

INSURANCE...

 

And he has a 3rd down role.

 

but they should sprinkle in a series here and there, Forte has an injury history of wearing down,

 

he does look awesome in this Offense tho, can't plame the coaches for keeping him out there all the time... right now at least..

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5 hours ago, Jetsbb said:

Forte had 30 runs for 3.3 yds per while Powel had 1 run. Its one thing if Forte was playing amazing so now even when he is struggling they wont be using Powell? This doesn't make any sense they have a more than capable back that has all the receiving skills that Forte has. You would think a rotation with a fresh back would be ideal. No?

The politically correct answer would be it's a long season and Matt Forte is a 30+ year old RB who's hot and exactly the same player as Powell . Wear out 1 guy early and the other guy late .  

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5 hours ago, The Walrus said:

IMO it's because we lost last week and with the threat of being 0-2 it's balls to the wall. So you keep the experience out there. I thought Forte was outstanding, just his consistency to make ground and no mistakes. 

As the season goes on Powell will get more snaps in relief, he has a role to play.

Didn't Powell drop a shovel pass on in the reds zone.  This was a must win game.  Case closed. 

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I think the coaching staff is saving Powell for the late season run. He has a tendency to get nicked up (see week 17) and they need him down the stretch. 

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Because our offense is so good we don't need him?

SAR I

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50 minutes ago, jfmckenna said:

I liked Phil Simms' analogy last week comparing Forte to Marcus Allen. Not the same HOF level talent, but similar running style.

Marcus Allen had a longer stride

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We can really use a scat back someone who can run the edges and sneak in at the goal line we cant use Forte like we did last night for an entire season. 

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It's a long season and they didn't use Bilal as much until the second half of the season last year and he came on big time. Although Forte only averaged 3.3 yards per carry he was consistent and very effective last night and had a good game. I thought he was underused as a receiver. Forte has shown me he's a good runner and has replaced Ivory in that job. I see Bilal having a bigger role as the season progresses. 

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the reason is....gailey loves forte's skill set and is trying to max out without consideration of how it will impact the end of the season.  he's trying to win now before the games become irrelevant, for better or worse.

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I thought the same thing.  Powell could have provided fresher legs than Forte last night, but I think Bowles pulled a bit of a Terry Collins and rode the veteran rather than take a chance that someone else could have added something.

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I agree with much of what was said here, but the other thing to remember is that Forte's YPC was heavily influenced by the OL getting their asses kicked at the beginning of the game, and there just being nowhere to go.  There wasn't really anything Powell could have done with those carries either.  By later in the game when Powell would normally be considered for subbing in, Forte was really hitting his stride and having his best runs, so there was little motivation to pull him out other than if he needed a breather.

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18 minutes ago, Bleedin Green said:

I agree with much of what was said here, but the other thing to remember is that Forte's YPC was heavily influenced by the OL getting their asses kicked at the beginning of the game, and there just being nowhere to go.  There wasn't really anything Powell could have done with those carries either.  By later in the game when Powell would normally be considered for subbing in, Forte was really hitting his stride and having his best runs, so there was little motivation to pull him out other than if he needed a breather.

it's not about powell being better.  it's keeping forte fresh.  too imbalanced right now.  

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