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Are Bears fans already saying 'see you later' to Matt Forte?

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Are Bears fans already saying 'see you later' to Matt Forte?

Matt Forte's future in Chicago has been a topic of conversation all season, with plenty of fans and observers speculating as to whether this is Forte's final season in a Bears uniform.

That speculation has been heightened in recent weeks as rookie running back Jeremy Langford has filled in for an injured Forte and done very well.

In the last two games, Langford has combined to rush for 145 yards and two touchdowns plus rack up 179 receiving yards and an additional touchdown through the air.

It's making some fans already anoint Langford the Bears' running back of the present and future.

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"The fans are the fans. The NFL is 'what have you done for me lately?' So it's whatever's done next," Forte said Thursday with a smile, obviously understanding the nature of the business. "And so I've obviously been out for a few games, and he's done his job, done well stepping in for me. Everybody's always looking for the next best thing.

"Obviously with the situation being I'm in my contract year, last year, it's obvious that's the storyline that would come up. Chicago is kind of like that: 'We'll see you later, Matt.' I'm like, 'Dang, I've been here eight years, you're going to throw me to the side like that?' That's the nature of the NFL, and I don't mind. I will play wherever I end up after that."

While Forte was smiling throughout that answer, it also sounds like he's accepting a possible fate where he's playing somewhere else next season.

For now, though, it appears the Bears have two running backs they can rely on.

Kurt Warner has no idea what the Bears are doing on offense

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Kurt Warner has no idea what the Bears are doing on offense

With the city of Chicago still reeling from the Bears recent 36-25 loss against the Saints, everyone from NFL analysts to your co-workers are offering up their hot takes on how the Bears offensive game, particularly QB Mitch Trubisky, could do better.

Kurt Warner, an NFL Hall of Fame quarterback with an illustrious history, took to Twitter to give his two cents on why the Bears offense is struggling.

After twelve years in the NFL, taking both the Rams and the Cardinals to the Super Bowl, Warner might just know a thing or two about offense. However, Warner seems just as confused as the rest of us as to what’s not clicking for the Bears. Here’s what Warner had to say.

We all feel you, Kurt. It’s been a struggle to watch indeed. He later goes in to respond to comments in the thread, defending the much maligned Trubisky by saying that he is not the only thing wrong with offense this season.

It will be interesting to see how the Bears respond to this painful loss and the recent bought of criticism. Matt Nagy insists the team is drowning out all outside noise and focusing on their game, but we’ll see if this loss was the wakeup call the team needed when they face off against the Chargers in Week 8. 

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After expecting to close, Ditka's Restaurant extends lease to stay open

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After expecting to close, Ditka's Restaurant extends lease to stay open

After being in a “fourth and long” situation to keep Ditka’s Restaurant open, it appears the restaurant has extended its lease in the Gold Coast.

Diana Ditka, wife of former Bears coach Mike Ditka, told the Chicago Sun-Times of a new year extension on their lease. The restaurant has been open since 1997.

Last year the hotel that the restaurant resides in was bought by new owners who planned to do renovations. That complicated a new lease and it appeared Ditka’s Restaurant would close at the end of the year. Instead, they came to a resolution.

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