Brandon Marshall Shying Away From Media

Sep 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) catches a pass during the second quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall can been see and heard regularly every Tuesday on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL”, but when it comes to local coverage of the veteran wide receiver, Marshall has been silent.

Ever since Marshall addressed the NFL’s current controversies on the Thursday prior to the Bears’ Week 3 matchup against the New York Jets, the wide receiver has not spoken with reporters.

Marshall did not speak with reporters after the Bears’ victory over the Jets last Monday, and the wide receiver opted not to speak once again after the Bears loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Marshall’s role in the Bears’ offense has been limited over the course of the past two weeks. After making only one reception in the Bears’ game against the Jets, Marshall was not much better on Sunday. Marshall had two receptions on Sunday afternoon for a total of 19 yards and 1 touchdown. Marshall was noticed on Sunday for a mis-communication he had with quarterback Jay Cutler. The mis-communication between Cutler and Marshall led to Cutler’s first interception of the game.

After the game, Cutler indicated that Marshall was so upset that the two did not even talk.

Cutler also said he wasn’t able to speak with Marshall after the game because “he was upset.” -Jay Cutler, ESPN Chicago

Marshall has been a leader for the Bears throughout his time with the team. Leaders are most needed in times of turmoil, and that holds true for Marshall.