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Brandon Marshall lobbying for Alshon Jeffery to Pro Bowl

Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Marshall AP

There’s a good chance Brandon Marshall ends up in the Pro Bowl for a fifth time, but said Wednesday he though young teammate Alshon Jeffery deserved to get to his first one.

Marshall said “it would be a shame” if the second-year wideout didn’t make it to Hawaii, considering his 80 receptions for 1,265 yards (15.8 yards per catch) and seven touchdowns.

Marshall’s got him on receptions and touchdowns (90-1,185-10), but the big-play ability is only one of the things Marshall likes about last year’s second-rounder.

‘‘He has confidence about himself,’’ Marshall said, via Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times. ‘‘Last year we sat down and talked about goals, and his goal was to make the Pro Bowl as a rookie. Some older guys would look at that kid like, ‘You’re ridiculous.’ I looked at it and said, ‘Hey, I’ve got the same attitude. You’ve got to dream big. If you don’t believe in yourself, nobody will.’

“I respected him for that. [So] everybody out there, you need to vote for Alshon Jeffery, Pro Bowl.’’

While Jeffery’s numbers may lag behind (he’s seventh in the league in yards, 10th in catches and 12th in yards per catch), he does have one advantage.

He’s made several highlight reel catches in recent weeks, and those things can stick in the minds of voters who remember best what they saw last.

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13 Responses to “Brandon Marshall lobbying for Alshon Jeffery to Pro Bowl”
  1. thetruthcampaign says: Dec 19, 2013 10:09 AM

    I’m a Lion’s fan, but I’d vote Jeffery in over a lot of guys. He has that steel, kung-fu grip on that ball. He’s a beast. He’s your next generation, Bears. Lock that guy up.

  2. johngaltwho says: Dec 19, 2013 10:26 AM

    Despite being a Packer fan, Im not sure why it should take a serious lobbying effort to recognize Jefferies play this year with a trip to the Pro Bowl. He’s one of the main reasons next week’s game in Soldier Field may have playoff implications for the Bears.

  3. allday420ap says: Dec 19, 2013 10:34 AM

    The guys really comin along nicely, pro bowl is not a strech by any means.

  4. alshonbrandontandem says: Dec 19, 2013 10:38 AM

    Should me a no-brainer. Both s/b in the Pro Bowl. But I’m sure head case Bryant in Dallas will make it.

  5. larryboodry says: Dec 19, 2013 10:52 AM

    He will only get better.

  6. jojopuppyfish says: Dec 19, 2013 11:10 AM

    As a Bears fan, dare I say he’s out played Brandon Marshall. That catch against Dallas at the end of the half is one of the best catches I’ve ever seen.

  7. 60193sheik says: Dec 19, 2013 11:11 AM

    Just glad hes in the NFC… we all know Stephen Hill has the AFC probowl locked up

  8. patriots722 says: Dec 19, 2013 12:13 PM

    Can’t help but respect the hell out of Brandon Marshall this year.. he has really transformed into a team first guy. Everything that comes out of that guys mouth this year classy.

  9. wisconsinhillfolk says: Dec 19, 2013 1:35 PM

    Was it the medicated Brandon or the un-medicated variety? The execution of his lobbying may vary depending on that one detail.

    Lions swept the Bears.

  10. gforce4all says: Dec 19, 2013 1:38 PM

    How about waiting till the end of the season after they get their asses handed to them to decide.

  11. mlsconvert88888 says: Dec 19, 2013 1:54 PM

    After seeing Brandon Marshall looking like he would self destruct early in his career, it’s refreshing to see that he’s really become selfless in his support of the team.

  12. realfootballfan says: Dec 19, 2013 2:04 PM

    Sure doesn’t seem like he’s too slow like all the draft “experts” told us. Oops, they missed again, with no consequences. Let’s do another take. Roll ‘em.

  13. jaderbear76 says: Dec 19, 2013 8:45 PM

    Wisconsinhillfolk says:
    Dec 19, 2013 1:35 PM

    Was it the medicated Brandon or the un-medicated variety? The execution of his lobbying may vary depending on that one detail.

    Lions swept the Bears.

    Its funny that thats all you lions fans have now that you’re out of playoffs! Nice loss on Monday night at home losers!!!

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