Marshall a gamble -- a good one

Marshall a gamble -- a good one

Posted by Bob LeGere on Wed, 03/14/2012 - 00:17
Brandon Marshall arguably does more to close the talent gap between the Bears and their NFC North rivals in Green Bay and Detroit than any other player in the NFL. Not only is Marshall one of the most talented offensive players in the game, he plays a position that was considered the biggest Bears weakness. Marshall might not be the Lions’ Calvin Johnson, but he’s the closest thing to “Megatron” out there. Marshall is exactly what the Bears have lacked for years. He has AVERAGED 95 catches and 1,187 receiving yards over the past five seasons. The consensus around the league is that new G.M. Phil Emery pulled off a heist by giving up only third-round picks in each of the next two drafts. But the price for Marshall was so low because of the sometimes volatile behavior that has dogged him off the field but hasn’t had much of an affect on his on-the-field performance – yet. But indications are that Marshall has made strides in getting his personal life in order, since last summer, when he was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, which he is taking steps to control. It’s still a gamble on the Bears’ part, but it’s one that’s well worth taking.
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