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Marshall says it’s “bad all around” in Chicago


After a pair of ugly performances sandwiched around a bye, the Bears have become the laughing stock of the league. (Except for the Raiders.)

Receiver Brandon Marshall nevertheless showed up for his weekly duty on Inside the NFL, and the talked about the team’s current predicament.

"[Did] you see those highlights? Man, that was probably one of the most demoralizing games I’ve been in,” Marshall said, via quotes distributed by Showtime. “I mean, I’m at a loss for words. I think everyone is at this point. . . . When adversity hits, what type of person are you going to be? Are you going to give up or are you going to fight? And that’s where we are at right now. . . . Life is tough right now. You know, walking outside, going to the grocery stores, looking at the fans in the eyes. This is bad all around.”

Marshall echoed his thoughts from the aftermath of Sunday’s 55-14 loss to the Packers.

“Confidence is everything,” Marshall said. “It doesn’t matter if you are in professional sports, or if you are the CEO, or if you are a teacher, or if you are starting a new company. Confidence is everything. And when you lose your confidence, it’s over. You don’t have a chance. And right now, that’s where we are at.

“It all starts with confidence. When you are looking at 3-6, there’s not much hope. There’s not much confidence. That’s just the reality of this. It has nothing to do with the Chicago Bears. It’s just the reality of life.”

The reality of life includes a return to Soldier Field on Sunday, where the Bears have yet to win in 2014 -- and where the fans haven’t had a chance to properly congratulate the franchise on those back-to-back embarrassments.