Brandon Marshall is not taking the Chicago Bears’ most recent loss to the Detroit Lions very well. Actually, the Bears wide receiver is quite salty over being swept by the Lions this season, as evidenced by some comments he made during a radio show on ESPN 1000 on Monday. Via ESPN Chicago, Marshall complained about how the Lions’ play on Sunday was “borderline illegal,” he called the Lions “the little brother” and he even took a shot at the city of Detroit.
Let’s start with the “borderline illegal” comment. Marshall wasn’t pleased that Jay Cutler took so much abuse from the Lions defense, particularly, in his view, after the play. He described it as “kind of disgusting to see the D-line go out of their way to knock our quarterbacks down after every single play.” He also alleged that the Lions were “pushing” Cutler down and taking shots at him below the knees. The Lions were flagged for unnecessary roughness and roughing the passer on the Bears’ final drive, but that was pretty much it outside of a face mask penalty on Cutler earlier in the game.
Moving on, Marshall likened the Lions to “the little brother that kind of grew up a little bit.” He came up with an analogy about how, despite not being stronger or better than the “big brother,” the little brother decided to punch the big brother in the face after being fed up. He also went on to say this:
Ed Reed was once believed to be the final piece of a Texans’ defensive puzzle, a veteran defensive back that was going to put the team over the top. This season has become a disaster for Houston and now Reed has lost his starting job to third-year safety Shiloh Keo.
The Texans are adamant that the switch in personnel is more about taking advantage of matchups that dropping Reed as a starter, but there’s no question the change will reduce his snaps moving forward.