Brandon Marshall: ‘Everyone Should Be Held Accountable, Even If It Means Jobs’
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By Adam Hoge-
SOLDIER FIELD (CBS) After the Bears lost their sixth straight game to the Green Bay Packers Sunday, an emotional Brandon Marshall had a clear message to his team:
“Everybody involved in the offense should be held accountable, even if that means jobs.”
Marshall, who managed six catches for 56 yards and the Bears’ only touchdown of the day, didn’t receive much help from his teammates, so the frustration was hardly surprising. The Bears only had 190 total yards offensively in the 21-13 loss.
“It’s been this way all year,” Marshall said. “There’s no excuse. We still have two games left. There’s still hope, but at the same time we need to be held accountable.”
The wide receiver didn’t single anyone out, but there’s no shortage of possible targets. He’s been the only consistent weapon on a stagnant offense all season and he’s still managed to break the Bears’ single-season receiving record.
“It’s very frustrating. You can see it on my face right now. Self explanatory.”
Marshall paused, fought back tears and said: “Next question.”
Before the press conference ended, Marshall, who suffers from borderline personality disorder, openly talked about how the Bears’ struggles are impacting him.
“What I got to do is try my best to keep it together and not let this affect me. Because it’s starting to affect me, more than it should,” he said. “You know, I love this game, I’m very passionate about this game. And right now it’s affecting me way too much. I’m trying my all to do my job so, that’s it.”
And with that, Marshall walked out of the room.
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