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Jets’ Matt Forte ‘Surprised’ By Lack Of Running In Rain

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New York Jets veteran running back Matt Forte has seen a lot in his career and he is surprised that the Jets didn’t run the ball as much as they should have during their game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

The numbers don’t lie as statistics show that the Jets ran 37 pass plays to 21 running plays against Atlanta.

“I only had four carries this game, so I don’t really think we ran the ball enough with the weather being the way it was,” Forte said about the gameplan, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “I think that kind of hurt us.”

“I’m definitely surprised by that, because we knew the weather was going to be like that. It continued to rain the entire game. I think we only ran the ball 20 times. (There) should have been at least one person getting 20 carries — something like that — with the way the weather was.

I thought we were going to grind them out on the ground like that, but it ended up not turning out that way.”

Forte, who knows a thing or two about running the ball, said that the offensive gameplan should have leaned a lot more on running the ball in the rain.

“You got a wet ball out there,” Forte said. “It’s rainy. It wasn’t like a light drizzle. It was really really raining. If I was a coordinator… (and) I’m obviously biased because I’m a running back — raining like that, yeah, you would think that we would run it more than we did. But like I said every game is different. He’s calling the plays. He has to call what he sees out there.”

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