Brandon Marshall Rips Detroit Lions and City of Detroit


Oct 20, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) stands on the field during warm ups prior to the Bears game against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall decided to take some shots at the Lions on Monday as he filled in for Jay Cutler on “The Jay Cutler Show.” Let’s take a look at some of these comments and give a little bit of prospective.

Here are some of his comments referring to the Lions as “The little brother”

"“It’s the little brother that, big brother wants to go out and play with his friends and the little brother is annoying, [saying], ‘Hey, can I go?’ ” Marshall said. “No, you can’t go Detroit Lions. Sit back. Sit in your little city. Fix your financial problems and all of that, you know. You can’t come with us right now. But right now, they’ve got the best of us. They beat us twice. They swept us. But what matters is when we see them in the playoffs. It’ll be a great show. It’s gonna be tough. But I guarantee it’s not gonna go down like it did the first two games.”"

How did Marshall know the Lions where thinking of applying Ziggy Ansah’s degree in Actuarial Science to Detroit’s poor economy as well as crushing opposing quarterbacks when the Lions drafted him fifth overall in the 2013 NFL draft? He really does his research. (Jokes)

Marshall on whether the Lions are a dirty team:

"“They’re borderline illegal. I’ll attach my name to it. I’m looking at film today and it was kind of disgusting to see the D-line go out of their way to knock our quarterbacks down after every single play,” Marshall said. “The ball was gone. They’re pushing them down. They’re hitting them below their knees. It was kind of disgusting. It seemed like it was game-planned, but it was borderline. You can’t say it was illegal. But it was definitely one of those things where you say, ‘Hey, we’ve got to pay attention to this.’ “"

Doesn’t every team look to take shots on injured players? Peyton Manning’s refusal to disclose his “lower leg injury” should be evidence enough that every team in the NFL uses opponents injuries to their advantage. That’s 100 percent of the reason why Jim Schwartz is so murky when commenting on his team’s injuries and 100 percent of the reason Bill Belichick is too.

Perhaps the Bears’ offensive line should do a better job of protecting their quarterback moving forward or perhaps they should focus on playing their players that are healthy enough to play as opposed to leaving Jay Cutler in the game like a sitting duck.

For those fans out there that are worried that the Lions reputation of being a dirty team will spotlight them for the rest of the season, have no fear. These are the comments of a bitter player after a hard fought loss, something the Lions have experienced too much of in the past.

For more from Marshall, click here.