Cowboys DC Kiffin calls Chicago’s wide receivers “Basketball Players”
The Chicago Bears’ have a few big wide outs in starting receivers Brandon Marshall, 6-4 and 230 pounds, and Alshon Jeffery, 6-3, 216 pounds. Once you add tight end Martellus Bennett, at 6-6, 265 pounds you do you some big jokers. Well Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Monte Kiffin had a different group of words for the WR core.
“They’re something else,” Kiffin said. “It’s like a NBA team getting off the bus, good gosh, all power forwards. You know they can run and jump, and I’m sure they’ve all played basketball somewhere down the line. They’re really good athletes and they really do get it to them, and the quarterbacks do a great job, it doesn’t matter who’s in there. They put the ball up without a doubt, a heck of a group of receivers.”
Jeffery is fourth in the NFL in receiving yards (1,109), and Marshall is ninth (990). Last week, Jeffery set a franchise single-game record with 245 receiving yards in a loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
It will be interesting to see if the Cowboys can stop the pass.