Sweet excerpt from Joe Cowley’s Sun-Times article:
“They’re just big,’’ cornerback D.J. Moore said, “even the rookies and newer guys. Not just tall, either. I mean big. There’s a few of the younger guys that look like they’re benching 4,000 or 5,000 pounds, you know. It’s not just Marshall, either. All these guys just look bigger than I can remember a group looking.’’
Because they are.
Marshall is 6-4, 230 pounds, Jeffery 6-3, 216, and undrafted free-agent rookies Terriun Crump and Summers go 6-2, 223 and 6-5, 213, respectively.
“We’ve got a basketball team out there,’’ Hayden said.
Throw in 6-7 tight ends Kellen Davis and Matt Spaeth, and Hayden has a point. Put it this way, Cutler should have a hard time with overthrows.
It’s not like Hayden hasn’t seen big receivers, either. Playing with the Atlanta Falcons last season meant lining up against Julio Jones (6-3) in practice.
“Yeah, they’re big, but they’re physical receivers, too,’’ Hayden said of what the Bears have put together post-Mike Martz. “And you have some speed guys out there. It’s a mix-and-match, pick-your-poison receiving corps, and that’s great.