After the Chicago Bears 26-18 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, All Pro wide receiver Brandon Marshall was understandably frustrated. After starting the season 3-0, the Bears have lost two games in a row to the Detroit Lions, and now the Saints. In Sunday’s loss, Marshall was targeted just 5 times, but did haul in a touchdown pass late in the 4th quarter.
Teammate Alshon Jeffery had quite a day however, catching 10 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown. According to a report from ESPN.com’s Michael C. Wright, Marshall’s frustration boiled over after the game.
“The frustration comes from when we’re not winning and the offense isn’t moving the ball. It has nothing to do with me. It’s about I want to win,” Marshall said. “I’ve got a nice contract. I’ve been to Pro Bowls. I’ve made all-Pro. I want to win. Sometimes, the formula may go to me. But sometimes, whatever is best for the team, that’s what we need to do. So I’m always gonna be frustrated when our offense isn’t No. 1 in the league. I’m always gonna be frustrated when we’re losing. So yeah, I’m frustrated. We just lost two in a row.”
Marshall has been suffering from a foot problem, and has been slowed quite a bit by the issue. If and when he gets fully healthy, it might behoove the Bears to target him a little more often. Jeffery caught roughly 60% of quarterback Jay Cutler’s 358 passing yards on Sunday. When possible, it’s time to get Marshall going.