WR Brandon Marshall - Chicago Bears
|6-4, 230||Born: 3-23-1984||College: Central Florida||Drafted: Round 4|
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General News (Tue Oct 21): called out Jay Cutler in a heated locker room discussion after the team's Week 7 loss against the Miami Dolphins, a source said Sunday, Oct. 19. The source said there "are some very selfish individuals in the locker room." But it's not out of the ordinary for Marshall to strongly voice his opinion to Cutler, as the two are close friends off the field. Marshall also reportedly yelled at PK Robbie Gould.
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2014 Week 5 vs CAR (5 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
After seeing 20 targets in the first two games, Marshall has seen just 17 in the last three. The Bears' top receiver hasn't been himself of late, and reasons why have been hard to come by. Marshall, who had been battling an ankle injury since Week 1, was a full participant in practice every day leading up to Sunday's loss to Carolina. He even practiced Wednesday, something he hasn't done since the week before the season began. Marshall finished the game with three catches for 44 yards. He's now been held under 50 receiving yards for four consecutive weeks. Now Carolina's secondary did play well in defending the mid-to-long pass, but Marshall is one of those guys who beats double and triple coverage on a regular basis. Cutler's first interception Sunday came on an over-the-middle throw to Marshall who was being triple covered. The ball was thrown high and it tipped off Marshall's hands. It's hard to understand Marshall's regression, but he's still too good to sit anywhere other than your starting lineup.
2014 Week 6 vs ATL (9 / 6 / 113 / 0 rec)
After a very quiet couple of weeks, Marshall finally had his breakout game of the season in the Bears' win over the Falcons. Marshall went over 100 yards in the first half of play, marking the first time this season he's gone over the century mark. Leading up to Sunday's game, coach Marc Trestman had told reporters that he wanted to get Marshall more involved. And that's exactly what the head coach did against Atlanta. Trestman and Jay Cutler wasted very little time getting Marshall in the swing of things. Marshall had a 47-yard catch in the first half that led to a Cutler touchdown pass a few plays later. Marshall played with a burst that hadn't been seen since last season, as the receiver has been playing on an injured ankle since the Week 1 loss to Buffalo. Marshall claims now to be healthy, which is a great sign for Cutler and the Bears' offense.
2014 Week 7 vs MIA (10 / 6 / 48 / 0 rec)
Mr. Marshall wasn't happy after the game, according to just about every media member that stood in the hallway outside the Bears locker room after Sunday's loss. ESPN Chicago's Michael C. Wright reported that Marshall isn't happy with his role in the offense and wants more touches. Marshall had six catches for 48 yards on a team-high 10 targets against the Dolphins. Marshall struggled to create separation in coverage against Miami's cornerbacks and caught all of his passes in traffic. Here's a fun little fact: Marshall (31 catches) is fourth on the team in catches behind Forte (52 catches), Martellus Bennett (41 catches) and Alshon Jeffery (33 catches). Marshall's 56 targets is third on the team, behind Forte's 62 and Bennett's 58. Those numbers are not Brandon Marshall-like numbers. Here's why that's the case, though. Marshall only is catching 55 percent of his targets. Forte catches 84 percent of his targets; Bennett is at 71 percent; Jeffery is at 62 percent.
Latest NewsBears | Brandon Marshall unhappy with QB (Sun Oct 19, 06:09 PM) - Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall called out QB Jay Cutler in a heated locker room discussion after the team's Week 7 loss against the Miami Dolphins, a source said Sunday, Oct. 19. The source said there 'are some very selfish individuals in the locker room.' But it's not out of the ordinary for Marshall to strongly voice his opinion to Cutler, as the two are close friends off the field. Marshall also reportedly yelled at PK Robbie Gould. Our View: This is probably something would stand out less if Marshall and Cutler didn't have pre-existing narratives that are continued with this story. It shouldn't affect your view of them heading into a "get well" game against the weak Patriots defense.
link to story Bears | Brandon Marshall's injury was serious (Thu Oct 9, 05:21 PM) - Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) said that the ankle injury he suffered in Week 1 should have kept him out for around four weeks, but he battled through it and convinced the team to continue letting him play. He caught three touchdowns in Week 2, but has just six catches in three games since. “So last week was the first week where we really had a chance to get me involved,” Marshall said. “The first two weeks, the doctors ruled me out. They said I wasn’t going to play and I went to them and said, ‘Just make it a game-time decision.'' Our View: Marshall showing off his trademark toughness here. Fantasy owners have been frustrated by his inconsistent production, but he's getting healthier, and that should help his fantasy numbers. Head coach Marc Trestman has acknowledged that Marshall has noticeably improved in the last two weeks.
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