Forte, Powell Ratio
There’s a new workhorse in town. He goes by the name of Matt Forte, a two-time Pro Bowler who catches the ball as well as he runs it.
What’s beneficial for this squad, however, is that Bilal Powell is still employed. Even more substantial is the mere notion that Powell is a direct clone of Forte.
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Both guys essentially have the same skillset. No longer can defenses focus on the run when Chris Ivory is in the game. No longer will Gailey’s offensive personnel reveal major hints about the pass/run pre-snap.
Figure the mix to be somewhere around 60/40 in favor of Forte, but it’s something to watch out for thanks to Powell’s extremely strong 2015. Each back can play in any offensive situation – a luxury Gailey didn’t possess a season ago.