Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement! I wonder if it could be the culmination of a number of things. Brandon is a very passionate & emotional football player. I like that about him. But he had a rough off-season with the third hip surgery that delayed him being able to work out normally. He is such a physical freak that it probably bothered him a lot to not be his usual fit self. He also seems to be taking on a lot of responsibility as a team leader in which may be adding a lot of pressure on himself. He's certainly trying to mentor our young WR's. On top of that he is in a new offense with new coaches. I've got to believe THAT adds a level of pressure too. Then the 3rd pre-season game (where the veterans want to really shine and strut their stuff) he has a rough (embarrassing) game dropping passes, while the young kid, Alshon Jeffry, is catching about anything thrown in his general zip code. That HAD to have been a humbling hit to Brandon's pride. Not that he doesn't want the other kids to shine, but let's face it, he ALSO wants to look good. It's also that time of the pre-season when a lot of players have "had it" preparing and are going a bit crazy, just wanting the "real" season to begin. You stir all of that together, and for an emotional guy, it maybe added up to a bit of a meltdown with him. I believe the fans didn't give the drops a 2nd thought because we all know the guy is a GREAT wide receiver. But that doesn't mean Marshall shakes that off though. He probably does need a few days off to rest up emotionally more than physically. I hope (and expect) that he'll be fine. Now is a GREAT opportunity for his friend Jay Cutler to privtely reassure him that it's OK, and just forget about it all, and enjoy a great and fun year of football. Marc Trestman could privately reassure him too, and that would help. That's my 2-cents worth anyway. Maybe I'm reading too much into it though.