Bears’ Trade for Marshall Vaults Them over Lions
Why else did the Bears make the move to acquire Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall for a couple of 3rd round picks (this year’s and next)?
Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the move. First of all, this reunites Marshall and QB Jay Cutler. They made beautiful music together when both were in Denver pre-Josh McDaniels (still liking that McDaniels move Broncos fans?).
Plus, and more importantly, it gives the Bears a legit, bonafide #1 receiver they lacked the past few seasons. I mean, you know it’s bad if your #1 receiver is a kick returner (Devin Hester).
Couple that with RB Matt Forte, and Chicago has the balanced offense they have been sorely lacking.
Meanwhile, you know the defense is loving this move. I bet Brian Urlacher and co. are thinking, “no need to worry about holding teams to 13 points anymore”. Look for the Bears defense to become more aggressive because now it has an offense that could potentially match the Lions and Green Bay Packers point-for-point.
Look, I still am buying into the Lions stock. It’s just that they – nor other teams – shouldn’t be sleeping on the Bears next season.