Bears WR Brandon Marshall Says Alshon Jeffery Was 'Softer' Last Year

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  1. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member GIF OG

    It was late in Tuesday's practice when Alshon Jeffery made a play that opened eyes at Chicago Bears training camp.

    The second-year wide receiver snagged a Jay Cutler bullet in the back of the end zone, leaping high in the air to pull down a pass that looked, for all intents and purposes, like a throw-away.

    "That play in the end zone really speaks for his offseason," wide receiver Brandon Marshall said, via the Chicago Tribune. "It was a really explosive offseason."

    "He was softer last year, much softer," Marshall said. "Now he's strong. He's a beast."

    The "softer" comment is of special interest here. Jeffery showed flashes of special big-play ability as a rookie, but he also missed time with injuries and disappeared for stretches. He would get beat on routes, outmuscled to a spot by more physical defenders.

  2. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker GIF OG

    There's no discounting the impact of playing along side a monster like Marshall. That ' bar' is set at the top when it comes to go & getting the ball.

    He won't let Jeffery off the hook if he doesn't...
  3. DaBearsrule4ever

    DaBearsrule4ever Hall Of Famer GIF OG

    Last year was alright but nothing to brag about for Jeffery. I look for a bigger impact from him this year.
  4. K Train

    K Train Do You Honeycutt?

    last year was pretty much what you would expect from a spurrier WR adjusting to the pros, especially a slower possession one

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