Matt Forte joins Maurice Jones-Drew on Sirius

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 07/07/2011, 03:38pm

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew was one of the more critical players of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who wasn’t able to finish the NFC title game with a Grade II MCL tear.

Interestingly, one of Jones-Drew’s close friends in the NFL is Bears running back Matt Forte. This week, Forte made an appearance on Jones-Drew’s SiriusXM NFL Radio show, ‘Runnin’ with MJD.’

“I know you better than, I guess, the general public does. You were stating your opinion. I’m like, ‘Hey, that’s Maurice. He’s an outspoken guy.’ He’s a little crazy, at times. I like you, but you’re a little crazy,” Forte said. “I think a lot of times when stuff happens like that maybe sometimes guys should keep their mouths shut. If your opinion may upset a lot of people, maybe it’s better off that it not be said.

“You may not want that type of attention drawn toward you. But I think you like that attention so, it was good for you.”

Jones-Drew then added, “Nah, I just like to tell the truth.”

On the show, they replayed a comment from Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, who defended Cutler’s toughness then added that Jones-Drew missed a couple games late in the season with a knee injury.

“He was telling the truth,” Forte said. “We were the most sacked team in the NFL. I don’t think in the championship game, he would fake an injury.”

Jones-Drew also asked Forte about a new contract.

“I hope the Bears feel I deserve a new contract,” Forte said. “This league is based on production, and the last three years, I’ve produced very well for our offense. I think production speaks for itself.”

Finally, asked about not making the NFL Network’s Top 100 List, Forte said, “I’m not really bothered too much by it…

“Nobody wins an award for making a top 100 or an extra bonus check.”