Oct 1, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) and receiver Brandon Marshall (left) talk to ESPN reporter Lisa Salters after the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. The Bears beat the Cowboys 34-18. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Cutler understands Brandon Marshall’s frustrations


After the Chicago Bears dropped their second game in a row and second of the season, wide receiver Brandon Marshall expressed his frustration. In Sunday’s loss he only caught four passes for 30 yards and a touchdown.

“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’s comments weren’t out of line or incredibly outrageous and quarterback Jay Cutler downplayed the media stories about his frustration.

”He’s human,” Cutler said, via Yahoo Sports. ”He wants to be personally successful but he knows for us to get where we want to go, everyone has to contribute.

”There’s games where he doesn’t get 10 balls, 12 balls. He might have five and a touchdown and if we win, he’s going to be happy. If we don’t, everyone’s going to work to see what we can do to fix it.”

If Alshon Jeffrey keeps performing like he has, he might draw some coverage and attention away from Marshall and free him up. Marshall’s production was better at the beginning of the season before slowing down over the last couple of weeks. Jeffery’s production was minimal the first three weeks but he has had two great games in the past two weeks.

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