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Marshall aims to make most of chances

Posted by Larry Mayer on July 30, 2012 – 4:39 pm

It’s unrealistic to expect Brandon Marshall to replicate Saturday night’s spectacular performance every day in practice. But that doesn’t mean the Pro Bowl receiver’s mentality ever changes.

“One day you may get one catch, the next day you could have nine or 10,” Marshall said. “But the thing about it is controlling what you can control and taking advantage of your opportunities. So whether it’s one or it’s a million, take advantage of your opportunities.”

Marshall did that and more Saturday night in Bourbonnais. After landing awkwardly on his leg and crumpling to the ground in pain, he returned to individual drills and hauled in a long touchdown pass.

Later in practice Marshall stiff-armed safety Chris Conte to pick up extra yards along the sideline, caught a pass over the middle with nickel back D.J. Moore draped all over him, hauled in a laser beam from Jay Cutler while streaking down the left sideline, beat cornerback Charles Tillman on another deep pass and made a leaping one-handed grab over the middle.

While one of Marshall’s primary objectives is to improve his route running in training camp, the 6-4, 230-pounder works on a different aspect of his game in every practice.

“The first day I was slipping all over the place, so now I’m really paying attention to my footwork,” Marshall said. “I do cone drills and work on the routes that gave me problems the night before.

“So every day it changes. I usually take one thing a day and just work on it and get better at it. By the end of camp you’ve worked on so many things and so many different parts of your game.”

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