Brandon Marshall says Chicago media ‘almost made me cry last year’

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Brandon Marshall is an emotional football player who often wears his heart on his jersey.

His three years with the Bears in Chicago were productive between the lines but often tumultuous outside them.

From the locker-room squabbles, to the mid-week Showtime “Inside the NFL” trips and the unforgettable “packet speech,” there was always some issue with Marshall.

At one point last season, Marshall stopped talking to the Chicago media altogether. Of course, he discussed it then on (where else?) Showtime:

When the media asks for your time you better give it to them. They’re killing me right now, Marshall said. I have to say, these people in Chicago really treated me good. And I need to give them more. I tried to channel my inner Marshawn Lynch and it didn’t work for me. I haven’t done it all year. I didn’t do it in camp and I didn’t do it this year. They’ve really been hounding me for three weeks. I’ve got to give them a little bit more.

Now that he’s with the Jets, Marshall seems to singing a different tune to the New York media.

From Dom Cosentino of

Brandon Marshall and the reporters who cover the Jets have gone back and forth quite a bit in recent weeks, but Marshall dropped one more sugarplum into the conversation during a group interview at his locker on the evening before Thanksgiving. You know what? The Chicago media’s tougher than ya’ll, to be honest, Marshall said with a grin. They almost made me cry last year. You guys have been all right. I guess if we lose a couple more games or drop some more balls, that narrative’s going to change real quick, huh? I’m waiting for that.

Cosentino points out: “Don’t worry, Brandon: There are still six weeks left this season.”

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