In the Bears’ wide receivers’ room, Brandon Marshall is the wise veteran showing the other guys the right way to do things.
That’s the word from Devin Hester, who says that Marshall’s presence will be a boon to all of the Bears’ receivers, himself included. Hester said the rest of the guys take notes from Marshall and want to reach his level as a wide receiver.
“He brings a little more excitement to the receiver corps,” Hester said of Marshall. “A veteran guy who plays his tail off and became a true No. 1 wide receiver. With the mentality he has, it helps us see what it takes to be true No. 1 receiver. I’m just trying to be his little shadow. Whatever he’s doing, I’m trying to do because I want to get to his level.”
For much of his career, the idea of other players following Marshall’s lead would have sounded more alarming than encouraging. But in Chicago everyone seems to agree that Marshall is a positive influence. And, for Hester, a good teacher.