"He said he wanted to do it, and I said, 'Well, you got the right two people' ", Bush recently said.
Forte would have topped 1,000 yards had he not injured his knee late in the season, and Bush would have eclipsed that mark had he been the No. 1 back in Oakland's offense for the entire season. But that doesn't mean both can remain as productive now that they're in the same offense, in which the best weapon remains Cutler's right arm.
If Forte can run for 1,100 yards, and Bush can add 600 to 700 yards as the No. 2, the Bears could have a balanced offense that would make them very dangerous if they make the postseason.