Marshall on Trestman, the Bears' future
Despite an emotional end to the Bears' 2012-'13 season, Brandon Marshall seems rejuvenated about his team's future heading into this season.
Marshall, back in Chicago for the first time since the season ended, said earlier today he hoped to meet new head coach Marc Trestman for the first time when he went to Halas Hall. Marshall has spoken with Chicago's new head coach once on the phone and came away impressed.
"It was a great conversation. Hopefully today, this is my first day back in Chicago in a while since he's been hired, I'll get a chance to meet him if he's in the office. But I'm excited about the future, I'm looking forward to getting back healthy and start this thing off right.
"It seems like he has the ability to bring a whole room together," Marshall added of Trestman. "When you have a leader like him that's innovative and can bring so many different egos and talents together says a lot, and its a recipe for success."
Marshall, speaking at Bradwell Elementary School, where he and Office Max, as part of the company's "A Day Made Better program," surprised 100 teachers in the Chicagoland Area with a $100,000 donation in school supplies, also approached the topic of Devin Hester, who was publicly upset by the firing of Lovie Smith.
"Devin's gonna be fine," Marshall, who said he spoke with Hester yesterday, said. "It was just an emotional season for all of us. I definitely feel what Devin is going through, but I don't think I feel it to the extent that he does because he was with [Lovie] for his whole career. My lone year with him was amazing and, man, it's tough to see him go."
Marshall also gave an update on his injured hip, saying he hopes to be running within five weeks and should shed his crutches within a couple weeks.
"I got some clean up done and rehab is going good right now," he said. "I'll be up and running in a couple weeks. It's a surgery I've had done before and I'll be fine."