Brandon Marshall Excused From Practice Following Strange Interview

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  1. JustAnotherBearsFan99

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    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.
     
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    He'll be okay once the regular season comes around. He likely needed some time off to get his head screwed on correctly. We all know how intense he is and he likely just got frusturated.
     
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    As long as he didn't go all Rex Ryan I think he'll be ok.
     
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    maybe it was "planed time off"...I think the time to start worrying is if he missed games...he wasnt going to play tomorrow night anyway.
     
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    Brandon Marshall is bipolar so he suffers from extreme highs and extreme lows. He's probably very insecure so he feels he has to be a "world beater" every time he walks on a gridiron. From what I've read about Marc Trestman he should be the perfect head coach for a guy like Marshall.

    WearyBear PsyD or is it PsyBS?
     
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    I too am BIPOLAR and yes I have my ups and downs...but they main problem with me is self doubt..my be he is the same and is beating himself up over dropped passes.
     
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    excellent post JABF!
     
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    I didn't know I was bipolar because my life is filled with self doubt and along with ups and downs. I was just calling it part of life but now I can say I have a disease.
     
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