Brandon Marshall says this week’s game against the Packers is personal


Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall told the media that he’s very excited for Sunday’s game against the Packers.

“This is the biggest game of my career. I’m excited about it. I’ve had this game marked since we played them last. I heard exactly what the corner — what’s the, ‘Tramon?’ — I heard exactly what he was saying after the game. Woodson, those guys, they do a lot of talking so this is personal for me. We all know the rivalry. We all know what’s at stake. I’m going to play it like it’s my last game.”

“For me, the reason I would like Charles out there is totally different. I want him out there because of some of the things that they say. I take it personal when someone takes jabs at the way I approach the game or my career. So I’m excited to see him out there full speed.”

Marshall says the reason he only had two receptions for 24 yards when the Bears played the Packers earlier in the season is because of defensive coordinator Dom Capers.

“Coach Capers. Coach Capers is their player MVP. So for their players to be over their talking about how awesome of a job they are shutting down certain players. You know, I don’t respect that when two or three guys are on you or other guys. So Coach Capers did a great job of game-planning us and game-planning me. I didn’t beat double- or triple-coverage or whatever they were throwing at us. I take it as a slap in my face when guys talk about my lack of ability to do something against them when they have help all over the place. So I’m looking forward to one-on-one coverage. Hopefully those guys in games like this may go to their coach and say, ‘Let me have him. I want Brandon Marshall. I want to stop Brandon Marshall. Let me have him one-on-one press coverage.’ Let’s see what happens.”

It will be interesting to see if the Packers can shut Marshall down again.