The Bears loss indeed sucked, and there was a pretty intense news day Monday. Here’s what we learned.
Brandon Marshall doesn’t like the Detroit Lions. Here’s what he had to say:
“I got a nasty taste in my mouth with these guys,” he said. “These guys are difficult to deal with.”
“Borderline illegal,” Marshall said of the Lions’ defensive play. “And I’ll say this, man. I’ll attach my name to it. When I’m looking at film today, it was kind of disgusting to see their d-line go out of their way to knock our quarterbacks down after every single play. Ya know? The ball was gone. They’re pushing him down. They’re hitting him below the knee. It was kind of disgusting.
“So it seemed like it was game-planned. But it was borderline. You can’t say it was illegal. But it was definitely one of those things where you say, ‘Hey, we’ve got to pay attention to this.’”
Marshall was asked by host and former Bear Tom Waddle whether the Lions suffer from that sort of little brother complex.
“That’s exactly what it is,” he replied. “They’re the little brother who grew a little bit, may be a little taller than the bigger brother. He’s not stronger. He’s not better than the big brother at anything. But it’s just that one day, he says ‘I’m fed up. I’m done. I’m going to punch my brother in the face.’
“It’s the little brother (complex). The big brother wants to go out and play with his friends and the little brother is annoying. ‘Hey, can I go?’”
“No you can’t go Detroit Lions,” he quipped. “Sit back. Sit in your little city. Know what I mean? Fix your financial problems and all of that. You can’t come with us right now.”
“Right now they’ve got the best of us.” Marshall said. “They beat us. Twice. They swept us. What matters is when we see them in the playoffs. So it’ll be a great show. It’s going to be tough. But I guarantee it’s not going to go down like it did the first two games.”
Charles Peanut Tillman will miss the rest of the season with a tricep injury.
"It hurts; I’m definitely sad," Tillman said. "This team has a lot of potential. We have a lot of potential. And the fact that I’m no longer part of that to help this team to try and succeed, that’s the part that hurts. But my role right now is just to be the biggest cheerleader and supporter I can."
"You know what, it’s just one of those seasons, man," Tillman said. "It’s the National Football League. And I think it happens to every team at least once in a year. It just so happens that the injury bug has a hold of our team for some reason. I don’t know why."
He’s the 4th Bears defensive starter to hit IR this season.
Jay Cutler suffered a high-ankle sprain during Sunday’s loss in addition to the groin injury that he’s still recovering from. Because of this, coach Mark Trestman has announced that Josh McCown will start this Sunday against the Ravens, saying this:
"You saw Josh play a week ago (in an upset win over Green Bay). He played very effectively," Trestman said. "He took care of the football. He was very efficient. We hope to get the same out of him Sunday. Josh has been here working for the last eight months learning the offense, and when he’s had the opportunity to play, he’s played very well."