Brandon Marshall said all the right things this weekend.
Prior to this week's game, when asked if he felt lucky to be in Chicago, Marshall exhorted a reporter to pinch him to make sure his dream career in the Windy City was real.
After the game, he credited his fellow receivers, quarterback and offensive line for the team's success.
Let's be very honest right now: The Bears have never—EVER—had a pure receiving talent that comes anywhere near Brandon Marshall. When you have to go back to Marty Booker as an example, it's an issue.
When you have to go back and argue whether or not Willie Gault was really a No. 1 receiver, it's an issue.
When you have guys throwing in Tommy Waddle's name (BTW—I love Tom- Waddle-fan-guy, mostly because I'm one of them), it's an issue.
The truth is, the game Marshall had on Sunday against Indianapolis was as good a performance by a Bear receiver as I've seen, because it was simple. He ran routes, he avoided jams at the line of scrimmage, he overpowered smaller corners, he used his body to shield the ball. He was a receiver, and we don't see those often in orange and blue.
We know Brandon Marshall is the most talented pass catcher we've seen, but what we don't know is whether he will keep his head once some adversity starts to blow in off the lake.
Receivers haven't become the NFL's Prima Donna position for nothing.
My only knock on Marshall to date is that in his post-game press interviews he dropped the "We have all the pieces in place" line, which was the mantra of a certain Death Spiral Dave Wannstedt.
Brandon, no more talk about pieces, please.