Brandon Marshall was focused on his own demeanor. He was judging himself by how he handled himself on the sideline Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
And Marshall said he felt proud about how he composed himself during the Bears’ 26-18 loss at Soldier Field.
‘‘Sorry for patting myself on the back’’ Marshall said. ‘‘There’s not too much that I can hang my hat on today.’’
Why not? The Saints doubled him bracketed him and did everything they could to him to hold him to five targets. Take out his two-yard touchdown catch with 2:11 left and Marshall had three catches for 28 yards. Not exactly star-receiver numbers.
It’s obvious the Jay Cutler-to-Marshall connection is going through an early-season test of its resolve. The Saints simply schemed Marshall out of the equation which turned his postgame news conference into a frustration-centered diatribe.
After surpassing 100 yards receiving in each of the Bears’ first two games Marshall has 16 catches for 161 yards in their last three.