Vikings' Winfield: Marshall is the best receiver in the game


Vikings' Winfield: Marshall is the best receiver in the game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Brandon Marshalls 16-yard touchdown catch in the final minutes of Sundays 21-14 loss to the Vikings gave him the most receptions in a single-season in Chicago Bears history. Marshalls 101 receptions top Marty Bookers 100 from the 2001 season, and Marshall still has three games to play.  

"In my eyes Marshall is the best receiver in the game," Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield said. "I put him up there with Calvin Johnson. That guy is a problem."

"He and Cutler are always on the same page. Cutler is going to give him opportunities to make plays, and he made a few today."

Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has one word that he feels best describes Marshall on the field. Coincidentally it just happens to be Marshalls nickname too.

"He's a beast," Allen told "To have a man that big and that physical playing that position is good.

Although Marshall became the most prolific receiver in any Bears season ever, the fact still remains it came on a day where Chicago lost for the fourth time in five weeks.

Cutler just throws him the ball and we knew he was going to get his," Allen said. "We couldn't let him take the top off on us and I think we did that for the most part."

NHL Draft Profile: D Adam Boqvist

NHL Draft Profile: D Adam Boqvist

From June 17-21, Charlie Roumeliotis will profile two prospects per day — 10 total (five forwards, five defensemen) — leading up to the NHL Draft.​

Adam Boqvist

Position: Defenseman
Height: 5-foot-11
Weight: 168 pounds
Shoots: Right

Scouting report:

"Boqvist is a finesse defenseman who is very skilled, possesses excellent vision and tons of talent. He is fun to watch and full of surprises on the ice. He often plays bigger than his size and skated in his first games with Sweden's Senior National Team in April."

NHL player comparable: Erik Karlsson

Fit for Blackhawks:

The Blackhawks would love to have Karlsson, who is probably being traded out of Ottawa this summer. Every team would love to have him. But that's not realistic for Chicago. So what if they drafted his potential mini me?

Boqvist is electric with the puck and has drawn comparisons to the Swedish defenseman as a best-case scenario.

There are two concerns, though. One is that he may need some time to develop at just 17 years old and his defense a work in progress. The second is that he's sustained head injuries over the course of his young career, which adds a little bit of risk to the equation.

If he can stay healthy and his development isn't rushed, there's major upside here. But are the Blackhawks willing to be patient? We're not so sure.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: How long can Cubs stick with Tyler Chatwood?


SportsTalk Live Podcast: How long can Cubs stick with Tyler Chatwood?

On tonight's episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Kap hosts David Haugh, Jason Goch and Rich Campbell. Tyler Chatwood's control issues continued on Tuesday. How long can the Cubs withstand his walks before needing to make a change? What's more concerning, Chatwood's control or Brandon Morrow's bad back?

Plus, the NBA Draft is two days away. How big is this for Gar Forman and John Paxson? And does Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo intrigue you at all?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: