He was coy, at first.
Brandon Marshall was asked Wednesday to recall the last time he faced the Indianapolis Colts.
“We lost,” Marshall said, referring to the Denver Broncos 28-16 loss in December 2010 in Indianapolis.
But, moments later, he added, “I mean, I hit blackjack, 21 catches. It was a record. That was pretty good. That was an exciting moment, actually.”
The Bears would welcome another monumental effort from him against the Colts. Of course, he’ll have the same quarterback, Jay Cutler. But, Cutler warned his receiver that he may face double-teams initially.
“I’m going into my seventh year, and every year, I see more and more coverage. The good thing about being here, we have Devin Hester, Alshon Jeffery, Earl Bennett. And we haven’t even gotten to the backfield yet,” Marshall said. “It’d be really hard for teams to really stop us with the guys we have the in the locker room. But, there’s no coverage I haven’t seen, so I’m prepared.”
Other thoughts from Marshall:
* On Matt Forte: “He’s probably the best all-around back in the league. He can do everything. He can stay on the field, on all three downs, so he’s very talented.”
* On being with the Bears: I’m excited. I’m excited about the opportunity. It doesn’t get any better than this. We have a tough challenge ahead of us. And all I can do is play my role, to the best of my ability and take advantage of the opportunities and see what happens.”
* On difference with Cutler now: “Same. Still football. Jay is definitely a better quarterback, as we would expect, from a few years ago. But, it’s still the same game.”