Marshall working towards a new reputation


Marshall working towards a new reputation

By Ryan Thomas

Will Brandon Marshall ever be understood? After constant run-ins with the law, troubled by his behavioral conduct off the field, the promising young superstar was given another chance by the Chicago Bears this off-season.Diagnosed with borderline personality disorder that evokes impulsive behavior and emotional instability, Marshall is working rather hard to repair his often scrutinized image.

After six seasons of mishaps, Marshall appears to be working towards a clean state. One of the first steps taken on a long journey to recovery was an invitation into his Florida residence, made to Chicago Tribune reporter, Jared S. Hopkins."Depending on your outlook, Marshall is either a brooding basket case prone to finding trouble or a terrific yet misunderstood athlete who needs proper guidance," says Hopkins.

Many look to Marshall's upbringing as a possible source for his many struggles. Since the age of three, Marshall has seen examples of domestic violence through the actions of his father, who was also a spectacular high school football athlete, troubled off the field. But Marshall is not one to make excuses. He prefers to salvage the relationship he has with his father, and move towards a more progressive direction.
Thats not productive to the healing processes for my father and my relationship, Marshall said in the Tribune article. And thats more important than a good story and people understanding me.

While Marshall allowed for Hopkins to stay at his residence for a few days and observe the way he interacts with his wife, and lives on a daily basis, he did not answer any personal questions. The former Pro Bowl receiver has taken a stance where he would like to have his present actions judged, as opposed to the perception of his dim past."I want you to observe me for who I am," Marshall said. "There is a perception out there that is unfair, and there really is another side that I think will help your story."

With that said, Bears fans are expecting a productive season on the field from Marshall. But, what are they in-store for off the field?

Under Center Podcast: How long will Mitch Trubisky be a work in progress?


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JJ Stankevitz and John “Moon” Mullin wonder how long the Bears will have to deal with growing pains from their starting quarterback, and also look at how this team can still win games even with uneven quarterback play. Plus: Just how bad are the Arizona Cardinals? (Really bad.)  

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Injury report: Bears remarkably healthy after two weeks of 2018 season


Injury report: Bears remarkably healthy after two weeks of 2018 season

The injury bug that infested Halas Hall over the last few years seems to have left with John Fox.

The Bears are entering the third week of the 2018 regular season, and their injury report continues to be light. No significant contributors other than Adam Shaheen have been sidelined so far, and as they prepare for the Arizona Cardinals, they’re almost full-go at practice.

Safety DeAndre Houston-Carson was limited at practice on Wednesday, and everyone else on the 53-man roster was a full participant.

Houston-Carson has not played after breaking his forearm in the preseason, but his return to practice on a limited basis indicates he could be back sooner rather than later.

Running back Tarik Cohen tweaked his ankle on Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks, but evidently he didn’t have any lingering issues to affect his ability to practice.

Right guard Kyle Long was also in the injury report last week for ankle issues, but it’s encouraging for the offensive line that he was able to participate fully again this week.

For a team marred by injuries in recent seasons, Chicago should feel very fortunate with how healthy they’ve been so far this year. It’s supposed to only get worse as the season rolls on, but the training staff deserves a lot of credit for a durable start.