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Marshall: I'll play like a monster, get ejected

Posted on: October 14, 2011 11:02 am
Edited on: October 14, 2011 11:03 am
MarshallPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Brandon Marshall hasn’t had much to say this season. He’s caught 22 passes, tied for 29th in the NFL, and considering the Dolphins receiver plays for a winless team, there hasn’t been a reason for Marshall, who’s known for his controversies and who admitted this summer to suffering from borderline personality disorder, to make some kind of outrageous statement.

Until this week when he had a few incendiary comments to make when talking about his team’s upcoming matchup with the Jets on Monday night.

Brandon, the mic is all for you.

“I think the past four games have been tough for me, trying to control some things, and, hey man, I’m just going to let it out,” Marshall said, via the Miami Herald.

“I don’t care if I have two, three cameras on me. I don’t care if I have penalties. It doesn’t matter; I’m going to let it all out. I don’t care what you guys write or what the commentators say. I’m just going to play football. That’s what I’m best at. I’m best when I play emotional. I’m best when I play with passion. You guys are going to see that on Monday Night Football. I don’t know if it’s throwing a football 15 yards in the bleachers, or getting a 15-yarder [penalty], or punting the ball and getting thrown out of the game. But something is going to happen. I’ll probably get kicked out after the second quarter.”

Marshall, by the way, repeated the assertion that he was probably going to be ejected by the second quarter four times. Reporters asked him if he was just kidding around.

Marshall's controversies
I’m not joking. I’m serious,” he said. “They want to fine me, hit me with a $50,000 fine. I’m going to play. The quarter and a half I’m out there, I’m going to play like a monster. I might get into a fight with Bart Scott. [Antonio] Cromartie, we pretty much matured our relationship a little bit. We used to fight in Denver and San Diego. If that happens, it happens. We’ll see.”

Dolphins PR tried to end the interview twice with reporters, but Marshall -- god love him -- kept talking. According to reports, Marshall wasn’t upset or angry. He was matter of fact (which, when you think about it, might be the scariest part of all).

Coach Tony Sparano said he thought Marshall was half-kidding and that Marshall probably was referring to his passion as a pass-catcher and a blocker. But, um, I don’t know about that.

“Football for me has just been too easy,” Marshall said. “I’m saying that in a humble way, if that’s possible. I’ve been blessed with a gift. I’m not going to overthink this thing. I’m just going to go out there, play ball, play with passion, play with aggression out there. My goal is to get thrown out midway through the second quarter. Hopefully, I achieve that -- whatever it takes -- if that’s what I need to get the season going.”

Hey, whatever works.

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Since: Oct 14, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 3:30 pm

Marshall: I'll play like a monster, get ejected

In my opinion he has played like a monster all ready this season, droppong passes for first downs and/or touchdowns in the previous losses.  If football come easy, why the dropped passes?  As for getting ejected, he can get some pointers from Brian Cox but that is not going to help the team unless is goal is an 0-16 season.  Attitute can win games but what I am hearing will only help the loss column grow larger.

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2011 3:25 pm

Marshall: I'll play like a monster, get ejected

Play like a monster or not, get kicked out or not, it doesn't matter. He's got a ticket to Revis Island. He's not gonna be heard from one way or the other.

Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 3:20 pm

Marshall: I'll play like a monster, get ejected

I didn't plan on watching the full game, at least not after the first quarter, but now I'm psyched!

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:55 pm

Marshall: I'll play like a monster, get ejected

I think what Marshall is trying to say is by him getting ejected from the game in the 2nd qtr will help his team have a legitimate excuse as to why they lost the game. Also by his action, it will speed up the process of the Dolphins trading him to hopefully a better record team,lol. At the rate he's going, he might get ejected in the first qtr instead.

Since: Jun 29, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:48 pm

Marshall: I'll play like a monster, get ejected

Prediction: Marshall catches 5 balls for 62 yards no TD's and doesn't say or do a damn thing. 

Since: Oct 12, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:42 pm

Over or Under? 20 minutes.

How many minutes does Brandon Marshall play before his criminal, primitive @$$ gets tossed? I vote "under" the 20 minutes. Seriously, this is one abortion which should have been completed. Nice. Nice talk.

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:34 pm

Marshall: I'll play like a monster, get ejected

It's amazing that the further the player is from the ball how much they run their mouths. What is it w/these thug WR (Holmes/Marshall)?

Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:26 pm

Marshall: I'll play like a monster, get ejected

Another definition of Thug:

Thug : an aggressive and violent young criminal

An example of Marshall’s record:

According to Orlando- public records (case 48-2004-MM-012392-O), on 2004, while a student at UCF, Marshall was arrested in Orlando on charges of assault on a law enforcement officer, refusal to obey, disorderly conduct and resisting an officer.<sup></sup>

On March 26, 2007, Marshall was arrested in the suburb of Denver on suspicion of

On the early morning of October 22, 2007, Marshall was arrested in the at the intersection of 14th and Blake St. for of alcohol.

On March 1, 2009, Marshall was arrested in Atlanta for disorderly conduct after allegedly being involved in a fight with his fiancée

Seems to me he fits the definition. The definition says nothing about race.

Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:18 pm

Marshall: I'll play like a monster, get ejected

as a miami fan, i like this. it gives us somehting to look forward to come game time

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:18 pm

Marshall: I'll play like a monster, get ejected

Brandon Marshall showing some leadership, people!  Somebody's gotta start doing something.  With Chad Henne gone, he's just asserting himself and trying to get his guys jacked up for an upcoming rivalry game.  Hey, if he flips out, and returns to Denver Broncos form-where he had close to 100 yards a game, and 100+ catches a year-maybe Miami will become relevant again, and their coach might actually make it through the year!

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