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Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Forte: Urlacher has 'own opinion'

By Jeff Dickerson

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Bears running back Matt Forte pulled a nifty move to avoid an approaching group of media members after Wednesday's practice, but he did speak to a pair of reporters before pulling his disappearing act.

On the subject of Brian Urlacher's comments to Yahoo Sports, Forte told the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune:

"Urlacher has his own opinion. If I couldn't make anybody miss, I probably wouldn't be playing pro football."

Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner was also asked to respond to Urlacher's notion about the team's changing identity.

"I can't comment on that, because I haven't seen it, I haven't read it," Turner said. "I talked to Brian yesterday, and I think he's got a lot of confidence in us. He's a team guy. Whatever he said, he said. Yeah, do we want to run the ball more, yeah, no question about it. We want to run the ball more, and better. I've got to give our guys a chance to do that, and sometimes a game dictates what you do and where you go. It's kind of been the case this year a little bit."