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Brandon Marshall: Work Was ‘Dreadful’ Last Season

Brandon Marshall. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Brandon Marshall. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(CBS) Though he was short on specifics, wide receiver Brandon Marshall made it clear he’s happy the Bears went through a complete organizational makeover this past offseason.

“I was just talking to (Josh) McCown this morning and one of the things we said is it’s so cool to come to work where it’s not one of those things where it’s dreadful,” Marshall said. “And it’s not just coach (Marc) Trestman and the new guys here. It’s just the organization, period. When you could come in and just do what you’re supposed to do and you don’t have to worry about all of the other fluff and the business side of things, it’s cool.”

Following the 2012 season in which the Bears went 10-6 and missed the playoffs, the team fired head coach Lovie Smith, offensive coordinator Mike Tice and quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates.

Now driving the offense is new head coach Marc Trestman and offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer.

“I’m ecstatic,” Marshall said. “I’ve never been around better coaches. Lovie (Smith): amazing coach, amazing man. Coach (Mike) Shanahan: amazing coach, one of the gurus of the game. Josh McDaniels: One of the gurus on offense. But what we have here in coach Kromer and coach Trestman, their leadership on offense is amazing. I’ve never been around it.”