Forte jokes: Bears' loss to Lions all Idonije's fault

Forte jokes: Bears' loss to Lions all Idonije's fault
October 1, 2013, 5:30 pm
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By Nick Wilder

Following the Bears loss to the Lions, running back Matt Forte isn’t planning on taking it easy on the Saints this Sunday at Soldier Field.

Forte joined "The Dan Patrick Show” on Tuesday to discuss a variety of topics, including the Bears' loss to Detroit and their upcoming game vs. New Orleans. The Pro-Bowl running back gave a few reasons why the game vs. Detroit didn’t go as planned for the Bears.

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“We definitely didn’t win the field-position battle, and when you give that offense that kind of field position, it’s never good for the opposing team,” Forte said. “I thought we started the game well, we were up 10-6. After that, before I knew it we were losing 30-10.”

Patrick presented the idea that former Bears defensive lineman Israel Idonije, who is now a member of the Lions, might have known the Bears' plays.

"Yeah you're right he did know (the plays), why do you think we didn't win? It was all his fault,” Forte said jokingly. “The Lions played a good game, but as far as them knowing our signals and everything, that's pretty far-fetched.”

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The Saints traveling to Solider Field this week holds significant meaning for the former Tulane University running back, who was also born in Louisiana.

“All these guys I went to high school with have been chanting ‘Who Dat’ all over social media and everything already,” Forte said. “They’ve been trying to get tickets to the game even though they just want to see the Saints play and not me.”