Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Marshall excited about new offense
By Tom Carpenter
Brandon Marshall underwent arthroscopic surgery on his hip Jan. 15. He began running in a pool two weeks ago and began running on the field last week, according to Sean Jensen of the Sun-Times. The typical recovery time for such a procedure is about six to seven weeks, but Marshall is taking advantage of the offseason to get an extended recovery period.
‘‘You can double that because you can afford to be cautious,’’ said Marshall. ‘‘It’s about working smarter. . . . We don’t play games until September. Feeling really good. As long as I’m in top shape then, that’s all that matters.’’
Marshall and his teammates recently got the initial playbook from new coach Marc Trestman, and while he wouldn't divulge details of Trestman's game plan, Marshall sounds ready for a new-look offense.
‘‘It’s an exciting time for us,’’ Marshall said. ‘‘We’re embracing the change. It definitely was hard losing coach Smith, but it’s the National Football League, and change isn’t unique. It’s just something you have to be able to adjust to in this business.’’
Considering that Marshall had 118 catches, 1,508 yards and 11 touchdowns in Lovie Smith's relatively conservative, run-based offense last season, Marshall and fantasy owners should be licking their chops for 2013.