(WSCR) During Phil Emery and Lovie Smith’s press conference on Thursday, the duo gave a vote of confidence to newly-acquired wide receiver Brandon Marshall, saying the Bears were the “right fit” for the embattled wide receiver.
One Bears expert, however, thinks the organization may be overlooking just how much risk is involved.
“What Emery and Lovie really didn’t admit to, in my opinion, was the risk involved here,” Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune and National Football Post told The Mully and Hanley Show. “You know there’s something not right when you have a three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who is 27 years old get traded for two third-round draft picks. If that doesn’t tell everyone out there that there’s a whole lot of risk with this guy, they’re blind or clueless or both. But Lovie and Phil’s response was, ‘Well, there’s risk with every employee.’ I just thought that was a little naive.”
LISTEN: Brad Biggs on The Mully and Hanley Show
While Marshall’s on-the-field performance speaks for itself, it’s his run-ins with the law that should have the Bears concerned.
“The guy’s performance has been massive,” Biggs said. “He’s 6-4, 230 pounds. He can run. You can line him up anywhere on the field. He’s the guy on 3rd-and-6 that they’re going to be throwing the ball to. The defense is going to know that it’s going to him, but whether they want to admit it at Halas Hall or not, there is significant risk with this guy.