INDIANAPOLIS -- It was great to catch up with Bears running back Matt Forte, who was making the rounds today at the Media Center.
Here are some of my questions and Matt's answers from our chat:
Q: How was your first Pro Bowl?
A: It was real fun. It beats the snow. I took my mom and dad, wife, and her parents.
Q: Fairly small group...
A: I don't have the means to fly everybody out there right now.
Q: What were some of the highlights?
A: I enjoyed the beach, meeting the guys. Aaron Rodgers is a cool guy. Drew Brees, he's a cool guy.
Marshawn Lynch. [LeSean] McCoy. A lot of guys on defense, as well. A lot of guys from Carolina. I can do an impersonation of Greg [Olsen], so they liked that. It was nice to meet those dudes.
Q: What did you think of all the concern about you even playing in the Pro Bowl, given your knee injury?
A: I wouldn't have gone out there, if I wasn't 100 percent. I'm healed up and I'm ready to go.
Q: What did you think of people who didn't want you to play in the game?
A: I make my own decisions. I don't listen to the crowd, about whether I should play in the Pro Bowl or not.
Q: What's your mindset, after the Bears hired a new general manager?
A: I want to remain in Chicago and remain a Bear.
Q: Will there be a clean slate, after some tension with Jerry Angelo?
A: I never harbored hard feelings toward anybody. [Angelo] had his opinions. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. We'll continue to negotiate with them, and we'll see where it ends up at.