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Tales from the Tape: Marshall as a decoy

WR Brandon Marshall (Jonathan Daniel/Getty)

We go to the film room and use All 22 coaches tape to break down one play in which Chicago's offense uses wide receiver Brandon Marshall as a downfield decoy.

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has targeted wide receiver Brandon Marshall 56 times, which is 33 more than the team's second most-targeted player (Alshon Jeffery, 23 targets). Through six weeks, Marshall is the seventh most-targeted player in the NFL. Yet the Bears aren't just using Marshall as a pass catcher. He has also served very well as a decoy down the field. Because Marshall is the...

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