Marshall: "We’re all just primed and ready"
1. How stupid is Miami going to look if Marshall has another Pro Bowl year and leads us to a Super Bowl?
2. How stupid is Denver going to look if we do this with BOTH of their "rejects" Cutler & Marshall?
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Marshall paused but only for a moment.
“Then you look at Jeremy Bates and the way he’s installing some things with coach [Mike] Tice and his knowledge of the game now. We’re all just primed and ready.”
Bates, Cutler and Marshall developed their NFL reputations together with the Broncos. Cutler and Marshall earned Pro Bowl honors while Bates parlayed his success with the Broncos’ offense into an assistant head-coaching job at USC under Pete Carroll.
Since then, though, they have had to overcome challenges, which is why all three are so excited about the 2012 season.
Despite just missing the playoffs last season, the Bears made several significant changes. They replaced general manager Jerry Angelo with Phil Emery and added players such as Marshall and veterans Jason Campbell and Michael Bush. The key questions are whether the offensive line, which is largely unchanged, performs better and when Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte will join the team.
On Tuesday, the Bears were able to actually practice, albeit in limited fashion.
“It felt good,” Marshall said. “I think we all were excited. Jay had to come in the huddle once and tell everyone, ‘Relax.’