Up until this season, the Green Bay Packers could always count on their defensive backs winning the physical battle against Chicago Bears wide receivers. With the acquisition of the 6’4”, 235lbs Brandon Marshall and 6’3”, 220lbs rookie Alshon Jeffery, Bears QB Jay Cutler is looking forward to the Packers relying heavily on bump and run coverage. Continue reading
Take the time to watch any of Bears rookie wide out Alshon Jeffery’s highlight packages on YouTube and the first thing you’re likely to notice is an almost NFL-veteran-like ability to use his 6’3”, 220+lbs frame to open up space and secure catches. Although he came into Spring’s mini-camps with some rough areas in his game, Brandon Marshall has taken notice of the vast improvements Jeffery has made over the last few months.