After leaving the Bears locker room Sunday without meeting the media, Brandon Marshall stood at Halas Hall and talked Monday, saying that the pending meeting with former coach Lovie Smith was no big deal and refusing to answer questions about his Twitter boxing challenge.
On the Buccaneers coach, for whom Marshall played for one season, the Bears receiver said, simply: “I mean, it’s just another Sunday.” Told that some were going to make a bigger deal out of Smith’s first game against his former team, Marshall said he did not.
“I won’t get into that,” he said. “I won’t get into it throughout this week. I won’t get into it with you right now.”
He said he was familiar with Smith’s Tampa 2 defense “because I practiced against that scheme for a year,” but that he won’t watch them on film until later Monday.
“Come in on Wednesday and see the game plan coaches have for us, and just dig a little deeper,” he said.
As for his boxing challenge to a Lions fans, Marshall cut a reporter off when he asked about repercussions.
“I mean, I’m not into the TMZ thing,” he said. “I’m not a real fan of that type of journalism. So I refuse to go there. If you want to go there, you can do that on your own time. You can do that on your own time.”
Trestman said Friday that Marshall’s Tweet “would be addressed.” He refused to give details Monday.
“That is an issue between Brandon and I, and I’m going to leave it at that,” he said. “I’m going to say it again: it’s an issue between Brandon and I.”
Asked whether he was a distraction, Trestman said he “didn’t have any sense of anything other than Brandon working hard in practice.”