(CBS) On his weekly Tuesday segment on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL,” Bears receiver Brandon Marshall apologized for refusing to speak to the media after Sunday’s loss to the Packers, a game in which he had what coach Marc Trestman called a “miscommunication” with quarterback Jay Cutler that led to a crucial third-quarter interception by Green Bay.
“They’re killing me right now,” Marshall said of the press, according to the Chicago Tribune. “They’re killing me right now. But, I have to say, these people in Chicago have really treated me good. And I need to give them more. I tried to channel my inner-Marshawn Lynch (by not talking.) And it didn’t work for me. It didn’t work for me.”
Co-host Boomer Esiason then soon suggested team leaders have to accept responsibility in victory and defeat, which Marshall said he wanted to take steps toward.
“Well, I haven’t done it all year,” Marshall said. “Honestly. I haven’t done it. I didn’t do it in camp. And I didn’t do it this year. And they have really been hounding me for the past three weeks. And I’ve got to give them a little more. That is my job.
Marshall didn’t speak to reporters after a Week 1 loss to the Bills either. He did talk after a big performance in a Week 2 win against the 49ers. He is compensated for his appearances on “Inside the NFL,” according to the Tribune.