It didn’t work out well for the Giants a couple of weeks ago, but Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall is doing some talking ahead of Monday’s matchup with the Cowboys.
The difference is that Marshall isn’t saying anything that will show up on a bulletin board unless there’s a bulletin board devoted to people saying nice things about cornerback Brandon Carr. Marshall avoided any guarantees of victory or bloodshed, choosing instead to talk about how much he dreads facing a player with Carr’s ability.
“I don’t like playing against Brandon Carr,” Marshall said, via the Dallas Morning News. ‘He presents a lot of tough challenges throughout a game. You’ll notice he changes up his game when he plays against bigger receivers. He’s strong. He’s physical. He plays that way against guys like myself. I absolutely hate the matchup. It’s like playing chess out there with him. Every single play is a battle. He just makes you work so hard.”
It will be interesting to see how the Cowboys deploy their pass coverage against the Bears. Alshon Jeffery is coming off a monster game in the loss to the Vikings and teams will have to choose how to defend a team with two receivers that can hurt you. Based on Marshall’s comments, they might be wise to put Carr on Marshall while devoting some extra help to Jeffery’s side of the field.
Unless, of course, that’s just what Marshall’s trying to get them to do.