Langford displayed solid patience and vision replacing Forte in the third quarter of last week's loss. He's not the workhorse that Forte is, but teammates like what the first-year back's downhill style brings to the ground game.
"So I think from a linear standpoint, you'll see a guy who's running downhill, and I think Bears fans will like it. I know I like the guy a lot. He runs hard, and he's a tough kid."
While he'll fill Forte's between-the-tackles role, the question is whether the Bears will trust Langford in the passing game after his big drop on third down Sunday led to the Minnesota Vikings getting the ball back for the game-winning score -- Antone Smith could take on the role of pass-catching back in obvious down-and-distances. Then there is pass protection, a spot many rookies struggle.