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Brandon Marshall: Bears couldn’t ask for a better leader than Jay Cutler

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Bears receiver Brandon Marshall caught passes from Jay Cutler for three seasons in Denver, and he’s excited about doing it again this season in Chicago. But he says what really excites him is what he sees from Cutler in the huddle.

Marshall told reporters today that he’s been blown away by how much Cutler has grown as a leader since the two were last teammates in 2008.

“He’s amazing,” Marshall said. “We all know the type of arm Jay has, but I’ve been away from Jay for three years and the biggest change I see in Jay is his leadership. How he’s teaching guys and how he’s leading us and inspiring us day in and day out. Man, we can’t ask for a better leader, better captain, and I’m excited to really see what we do as an offense because of him. We all know what he can do physically, but where he’s at in the mental part of the game is a sight to see.”

With the way Marshall raves about Cutler, the Bears don’t have to worry about whether their quarterback and their No. 1 receiver are on the same page. Where Cutler leads, Marshall is happy to follow.

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44 Responses to “Brandon Marshall: Bears couldn’t ask for a better leader than Jay Cutler”
  1. bearsstillsuck says: May 16, 2012 8:17 PM

    He sure has a lot to say this off season. And I have a feeling he’ll be talking more than performing during the season as well.

  2. dd393 says: May 16, 2012 8:25 PM

    And the Packers think that the Bears couldn’t have a better leader than Jay Cutler.

  3. mialto says: May 16, 2012 8:29 PM

    Dynamic Duo…great show going down in Soldier Field!

  4. tonyfressola says: May 16, 2012 8:32 PM

    That wasn’t nice what you said about Brandon, like he’s all fawning all over Jay Cutler. I think Brandon is just in heaven, in relief, that he is out of Miami. I just want 2 see how these 2 connect when the season starts.

  5. bearsnoah says: May 16, 2012 8:34 PM

    Just “lead” him away from the nightclubs and we’ll be alright.

  6. purpleguy says: May 16, 2012 8:36 PM

    The question isn’t whether Marshall and Cutler are on the same page, but whether Marshall can read the page and if Cutler will bother doing so.

  7. Soulman45 says: May 16, 2012 8:39 PM

    It easy when you are kissing up to say the right thing.
    .

  8. nflofficeadmin says: May 16, 2012 8:56 PM

    Leader? Sure you could – Tim Tebow.

  9. coltsluckdynasty says: May 16, 2012 9:05 PM

    Marshall may have some issues, but there is no denying his talent. Big colts fan here, but I really think the bears could be dominant. The bears were in the mix last year before the cutler injury. I think they could make a serious run, in my opinion the toughest division in football. I would love to see cutler blast Phillip rivers after that whole rivers yelling at him from the sideline. Can’t stand rivers, he is a chump, that will never win a Superbowl.

  10. stanleyhalas says: May 16, 2012 9:07 PM

    Bunch of haters opinions don’t matter. Marshal is happy and he has every reason to be. He’s been steadily one of the best receivers in the game, with sub par quarterbacks for the last three years. And now he’s part of a team with an excellent running game, a very good quarterback with whom he has a history of success, and a real chance to go far this coming season. He has every reason to gush about his situation.

    All these lions/vikings/packers fans are just acting jealous.

  11. trbowman says: May 16, 2012 9:22 PM

    A guy who sat out with the Super Bowl on the line because of a boo-boo. Leader!

  12. trbowman says: May 16, 2012 9:25 PM

    And before all you start talking about the ‘severity’ of Cutler’s injury, spare me. Josh Gorges of the Montreal Canadiens played eight seasons on a torn ACL. Just one example. Cutler could have gutted it out and should have.

  13. nygdriveforfive says: May 16, 2012 9:28 PM

    Cutler is a top 10 qb in the league. He is probably #10 but is certainly in the “elite” category. To deny this reveals you as a packer/lions fan or someone who thinks way to highly of Josh Freeman. In todays nfl you need an elite qb to win the SB. In a related note, Giants fans that 5th SB is coming this year because we got Eli and man is he good!

  14. achamarro1 says: May 16, 2012 9:32 PM

    Uh. Dynamic duo……that would be matt stafford and big play CJ. Theres about to be a good season of NFC north football this year. Cant wait til monday night and week 17. I hope it turns out tbe way i hope and both teams will be fighting for the playoffs. GO LEO’S

  15. larryboodry says: May 16, 2012 9:42 PM

    Can’t wait to see Jay and Brandon decimate opposing defenses this coming season…Maybe then some of the haters will shut up and go away.

  16. beerbratscheese says: May 16, 2012 9:52 PM

    As a Packers fan, in all seriousness, I hope these two have the same amount of success in Chicago as they had in Denver. Thirteen total TDs in the two full seasons they played together.

  17. chicagosundevil says: May 16, 2012 9:58 PM

    This is a really good sign. Two players both maturing in the league. This is what it’s all about.

  18. bigwalt2990 says: May 16, 2012 10:11 PM

    Because Brandon Marshall has had a slew of great leaders play with him, and comparing Jay Cutler to any of those guys, there is no comparison……..rrrrrriiight. Who has Marshall played with???

  19. fxws says: May 16, 2012 10:21 PM

    With the way Marshall has been talking about his teammates for the last weeks, it seems like he really wanted out of Miami.

  20. xpensivewinos says: May 16, 2012 10:25 PM

    ……..and there’s the proof.

    He is crazy.

  21. steviep23 says: May 16, 2012 10:29 PM

    If he plays a full season 100+ catches.

  22. rickrock6661982 says: May 16, 2012 10:33 PM

    “When things become hard, quit…”

    Follow by example, Brandon!

  23. sebrng7 says: May 16, 2012 10:35 PM

    cutler is a lop and so is marshall. enough said

  24. beeroncos says: May 16, 2012 10:37 PM

    Cutler will be there for Marshall, no question. Those guys have been tight since the 2006 draft. Hopefully Brandon can get things straightened out in his head. He really is a good kid, just has a bad case of BPD.

  25. brennankm46 says: May 16, 2012 11:15 PM

    trbowman says:
    May 16, 2012 9:25 PM
    And before all you start talking about the ‘severity’ of Cutler’s injury, spare me. Josh Gorges of the Montreal Canadiens played eight seasons on a torn ACL. Just one example. Cutler could have gutted it out and should have.
    __________________________________

    ….says a dude from his computer, who watched the game from his couch, having probably never had a sports related injury, but cites “Just one example”, yet knows for sure he’d have “gutted it out”.

    But, I guess with all the Cutler/Marshall press, there’ll be no shortage of morons with an agenda.

  26. polishkingski says: May 16, 2012 11:21 PM

    Always liked da bears. they do have a problem and its one that is not going away soon. no o-line. cutler is not a quick draw.

  27. beeronthefridge says: May 16, 2012 11:21 PM

    Cutler and Marshall are the dynamic duo…like the Riddler and the Joker!

  28. dbones750 says: May 16, 2012 11:48 PM

    Can you say pro bowl?

  29. lostsok says: May 17, 2012 12:32 AM

    People seem to think that Marshall has “fixed” his problems. That doesn’t happen with borderline personality types. He’ll braid right back down. A high stress job in not the place for someone who can’t handle stress, and who is always on the brink of deep depression even when things are going well.

    Enjoy his sunny personality now…once he starts dropping easy TD passes (and he will, he’s Brandon Marshall) and once he starts killing drives with dumb penalties (and he will, he’s Brandon Marshall) he’ll spiral right back to the darkness.

    And just like it was Miami’s fault for “not having a QB” that he dropped five…count them FIVE…passes in the end zone (apparently, those passes threw themselves), he’ll find someone else to blame in Chicago.

  30. dino2997 says: May 17, 2012 1:22 AM

    sebrng7 says:
    May 16, 2012 10:35 PM
    cutler is a lop and so is marshall. enough said

    ———————————————–

    I’m really glad you have nothing else to say…….

    Loving the comments from the Packers and Lions fans. They should learn from you too.

  31. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: May 17, 2012 4:05 AM

    It’s sad to see that Brandon Marshall’s borderline personality order is in full effect.

  32. khmer379 says: May 17, 2012 4:51 AM

    It gona Be and the Vikings making the playoff not the lions or wackerz!

  33. dexitrontron says: May 17, 2012 5:28 AM

    trbowman you’re a foul little troll

    if you had any knowledge of health sciences or anatomy you would know how STUPID it is to “play through” ligament damage. if it doesn’t heal properly it could easily end your career, which is why surgery is routinely scheduled for athletes who suffer an injury like this.

    they’re still human beings like any of us, you’d think with all the lawsuits being filed against the NFL by retired players over injuries sustained during their tenure that even a mope like you could understand how real the risks they take playing this game really are.

  34. randomguy9999 says: May 17, 2012 9:00 AM

    Just wait until the first time Brandon doesn’t get the ball when he thinks he should have….

    Then you will get what he really thinks

  35. toolkien says: May 17, 2012 9:55 AM

    The other side of the optimistic coin is the Bears BETTER get something done this year. Lovie is on a short leash, the defensive stars are all 30+, and Cutler is just on the other side of his “fat years” (i.e. the best years the average athlete has – 25-28). Whatever window the Bears might have gotten with Marshall is not going to stay open for long. And there still isn’t the best O-line in the world protecting him. The Bears have buzzed through the best part of Cutler’s career with no protection and they still don’t seem to want to provide any. The odds still have the Bears third in the division.

  36. hatesycophants says: May 17, 2012 10:05 AM

    Perfect! In true Bears fashion you have a tool endorsing a douche.

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!

  37. larryboodry says: May 17, 2012 10:06 AM

    Just read up on Josh Gorges, saw where he had successful reconstruction surgery on his injured right knee February 19, 2011 and missed the rest of the 2010–11 season as a result. Not one word about how he supposedly played eight years on a torn ACL, but if he had, how is that commendable? He should have had the surgery sooner rather than hurting the teams he played for by skating on a bum leg.

    Just sayin’.

  38. larryboodry says: May 17, 2012 10:28 AM

    Okay, read up further, Gorges tore his ACL in junior hockey and chose to play the next seven years with a brace, even though doctors told him his knee would be merely ‘functional’ without surgery, and ultimately he had to give in to the knife anyway…Again, is this a sign of toughness, or selfish pride? How much better could he have been had the knee been fixed right away?

  39. thelastpieceofcheese says: May 17, 2012 1:02 PM

    Chicago Bears:

    First in kooks
    First in crybabies
    Last in the NFC North

  40. brennankm46 says: May 17, 2012 1:05 PM

    hatesycophants says: May 17, 2012 10:05 AM

    Perfect! In true Bears fashion you have a tool endorsing a douche.

    Go Lions! Go Badgers!
    __________________________________

    …Says a dude who signs his posts with “Go Lions! Go Badgers!”

    Seriously, this is too easy.

  41. larryboodry says: May 17, 2012 2:07 PM

    brennankm46…I commend you for another fine post, sir!

  42. larryboodry says: May 17, 2012 2:09 PM

    @the lastpieceofcheese…There’s a reason the other cheese got picked first.

  43. tone360 says: May 17, 2012 3:25 PM

    I’d be bitter too if I lived in Wisconsin or Detroit. No point in selling wolf tickets we’ll just talk after the Bears handle biznazz!!! Bears in 2012!

  44. qcbearsfan says: May 18, 2012 9:12 AM

    beerbratscheese says:

    May 16, 2012 9:52 PM

    As a Packers fan, in all seriousness, I hope these two have the same amount of success in Chicago as they had in Denver. Thirteen total TDs in the two full seasons they played together.

    ********************************************

    You mean kind of like the 13 total touchdowns that Aaron Rodgers threw to Greg Jennings in 2008 and 2009?

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