Former Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall recently said that he was the only one that held Jay Cutler accountable.
Chicago running back Matt Forte called out Marshall.
“I don’t think that was the case where everyone was held accountable [last year]. I don’t see how he can say that,” Forte said on The Rich Eisen Show.
“Sometimes Brandon didn’t hold himself accountable.”
Forte said that some people within the Bears organization didn’t like that Marshall was allowed to fly to New York during the season to film Showtime’s Inside the NFL.
“I didn’t have an issue with it as long as he got back in time, or took care of his body and came to play every Sunday,” Forte said. “I guess a lot of people had issue with that and thought his mind wasn’t on football first.
“I think if a coach didn’t like that [Marshall was going to New York], his best bet was to come out and say that, and be able to express that to him. And at that point, I don’t think it was really expressed to him to not do that or continue to do that. That’s a tough call on that one. I don’t think coach [Marc] Trestman held him accountable either on that aspect, so we had a lot of accountability issues going on last year.”