There’s a recent trend for frustrated NFL players. Blow up on Sunday, express no regrets about it during the week.
Last week, it was Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin. This week, it’s Bears receiver Brandon Marshall.
Appearing on Inside The NFL, Marshall addresses his locker-room tirade, and he said that he’d do it again.
“Absolutely my voice was heard,” Marshall said, via quotes distributed by Showtime. “The only thing I regret is that the door wasn’t closed. I wouldn’t change any of my reactions, because they came from my heart and that’s how I felt and that’s how I still feel. I think we have all the coaches we need. I think we have all the players that we need to get the job done. And 3-4 is unacceptable, but we have everything that we need to turn this ship right now.
“The problem right now is that we are not performing to our ability. We just need to gel, we need to continue to come together, but the time is now. We are halfway through the season and if any locker room has the guys to get it done, we do. . . . We can get this thing turned around.”
The snippets circulated from Showtime don’t address whether Marshall was calling out quarterback Jay Cutler specifically or everyone. It’s been reported that it was Cutler; we’ve heard it was broader than that.