The Chicago Bears had plenty to say before their first meeting with the Green Bay Packers back in September, and not all of them are willing to back off of that simply because they lost the game in convincing fashion. Jay Cutler basically said Green Bay would be making a mistake if they played press coverage against Chicago’s physical receivers, and the Packers went out and held them to 10 points. Brandon Marshall had just two catches for 24 yards in week two, but he is still overflowing with confidence heading into Sunday.
“I’m not going to say hate, but I really don’t like the Green Bay Packers or their players,” Marshall said Wednesday according Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times. “This is personal. … This is the biggest game of my career.”
Marshall feels as though the Packers were disrespectful to the Bears after the game. He mentioned these comments about Cutler from Charles Woodson before downplaying the ability of Green Bay’s defensive backs and explaining how things will be different this time around.
“They want to roll coverage to me, shoot, I got Alshon Jeffery on the other side,” Marshall said. “He’s not a rookie anymore. He’s not rusty anymore. (They’re physicality) is non-existent. Not physical at all. Leading up to the game, they were talking about how big I was, I was a cheater.
“I would love their play to back up their talk.”
Trading trash talk the week before a big rivalry game isn’t exactly a novel concept, but I don’t understand what Marshall is gaining from making these comments. He and Cutler were horrible in their first meeting against Green Bay, so the only thing they can do to silence the doubters is go out and vastly improve this weekend. Talk is cheap. It’s even cheaper when the last time your players spoke they embarrassed themselves.
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