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

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  1. DaBears22

    DaBears22 Matt Forte = future MVP Staff Member

    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

    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

    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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