By Paul Roumeliotis
Brandon Marshall and Brandon Meriweather both get two weeks to recuperate until they return to action, for different reasons.
With the Bears on bye week, Marshall spoke to Linda Cohn on her Listen Closely program to give an update on where the Brandons stand with each other. Marshall also admitted that he is actually still recovering from the hit.
“It’s a part of the game, but I really feel like I was in a car accident,” said Marshall. “He got me pretty good. So everywhere from my throat to my wrist, some other stuff is a little sore. But it’s part of the game.”
Meriweather was given a two-game suspension but was later reduced to one game after his appeal was upheld.
After the hit, Meriweather talked to Marshall but the two still weren't on the same page.
“He reached out to me yesterday, and he didn’t understand my comments," said Marshall. "And I just tried to express to him how I felt. I don’t understand why he would hurt himself physically and financially, and two, I just explained to him that we’ve got to accept the game for what it is. When you look at his history, there’s a pattern there. So whatever needs to happen for him to get it, I think needs to happen, so he can protect his pockets, and also protect himself.
“Because a few weeks ago against the Packers, he knocked himself out of the game, and it was scary to see on film,” Marshall continued. “We’re sitting there watching it while we were game-planning, and it’s just shocking to see him laying out like that. It just doesn’t make any sense for him to continue to put himself in that position, not only to hurt other guys but to hurt himself.”