How will sharing the workload with Chester Taylor benefit Matt Forte?
Tim Spencer: We certainly hope that it improves everything. One of the things that I was looking for last year was for him to improve his yards per carry and his yards per catch. I think that will improve this year because he’ll be fresh. He won’t have to take the entire load. He can share it. I think it will be good for our team and good for him.
Chester will do well and they can kind of feed off each other. We have a good scheme, and I think it’s going to be a good year. If we can keep everybody healthy, I think that we can do some of the things that we thought we would do last year.
It will remain to be seen how the workload is split up among Forte and Taylor. It seems as though, right now anyway, Forte may be in line for more work if they expect his yards per catch and yards per carry to increase. Forte has fallen to 22nd in 4for4's rankings this year. Last year he was projected to be a top-five back.