Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery roots for Brandon Marshall despite his shenanigans
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery went out on a limb to express his faith in Brandon Marshall when he was signed in. Despite his recent stunts, Phil Emery still believes Brandon Marshall can “change” with the Chicago Bears.
Most NFL analysts suggest Phil Emery desperately wants to believe Brandon Marshall can turnover a new leaf, but in reality the chances of that happening in the near future seem quite bleak.
When Brandon Marshall was signed in by the Chicago Bears everyone instantly knew the wide receiver would hit it off with quarterback Jay Cutler. What they couldn’t predict was Brandon Marshall’s erratic and irresponsible off field behavior.
Presently, the Chicago Bears can boast about three quality wide receivers in their squad; Larry Fitzgerald, Roddy White and of course Brandon Marshall. All three of them have recorded more than 80 catches and 1,000 yards in each of the last four seasons.
The Chicago Bears have done well to secure such talented wide receivers. Their impressive offensive line will certainly help them post better results. However, having dependable, quality, consistent wide receivers is bad news for Brandon Marshall.
Brandon Marshall is clearly a troublemaker. The fact that Brandon Marshall was traded for just two third-round picks this year indicates that his off field problems have caused a lot of concern in the NFL.
In spite of witnessing the obvious and seeing Brandon Marshall involved in a night club dilemma just 24 hours after being traded from the Miami Dolphins to the Chicago Bears, the general manager Phil Emery reckons Brandon Marshall has heart to change into a much more stable player.
“People have the capacity to change,” Phil Emery told Peter King from the Sports Illustrated. “He's an intelligent guy, and he's accepted his faults, and he's working toward improving them. I thought about it a lot. Isn't that what we'd want out of our children? They might stumble, but when they do, they seriously try to improve their lives. We felt if there was a place Brandon would fit, it was here.”
Brandon Marshall is exceptionally talented of course, but the Chicago Bears have certainly gambled by offering him a permanent contract. Phil Emery is right. People can change but Brandon Marshall’s time with the Denver Broncos and the Miami Dolphins suggests the wide receiver will take time to change, i.e. of course if he wants to change.
The idea of reuniting Brandon Marshall with Jay Cutler could prove to be worthwhile. The Chicago Bears could see some impressive offensive production because of the duo but Brandon Marshall will have to cement his place in the first team for that to happen.