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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: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:14 pm

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

  Blind Rid, I'm going to go ahead and assume that you're actually blind.  Because if you watch Marshall play, it's very apparent that he has the ability to back up his talk.  He's just another wide receiver with a big mouth and a 'me first' complex, it's really not that uncommon if you look around the league.  Not saying it's a good thing by any means but I guess I'd rather have a confident receiver than one who lacks self-assurance.

   Marshall is a monster, he can go up and get balls and he can stiff arm people and make them look ridiculous after the catch.  I hope he gets his act together because it would be a shame to let all that talent go to waste.

Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 2:12 pm

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


I called Marshall a thug and not by Webster's definition. A player who show disregard for his team, the rules and just wants to cause trouble is a thug. Also, it doesn't matter to me if he is black, white, hispanic, asian, etc. I am a Steelers fan and always have been, but I think Ben Rothlesberger is a dumb thug. So don't go around trying to say it is a racist issue. I believe there are thugs of every race and creed and Marshall is one of them. It just happens that the story is about him and him running his mouth spouting out thug comments.

Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 1:54 pm

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

BTW... Marshall's just plain crazy like "The Shining" or Norman Bates type....

Since: Jun 3, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 1:52 pm

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

When a guy, being black, is weird or says the wrong things, or even confrontational, many people automatically call them a Thug. When was the last time someone learned what the term "thug" means? I'll give you the definiition so you idiots can use it in the right context.....
THUG: a cruel or vicious ruffian, robber, or murderer. 2. (sometimes initial capital letter ) one of a former group of professional robbers and murderers. Some might fit that description, but I bet you know, closely, some people within your own circle tha fit into this definition. I heard the glass windows shattering now.....

Since: Oct 6, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2011 1:36 pm

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

Yeah, good job Brandon Marshall...focus on being a monster, getting into fights, punting or throwing the ball into the stands, or drawing penalties.  I'm sure that's exactly what Tony Sparano has drawn up for this "mega-star" wide receiver.  What is it with those wide receivers?

Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 1:28 pm

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

just on cbs they suck lol

Since: Apr 17, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 1:25 pm

God is capitalized...

Journalists are awful these days.

Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 1:24 pm

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

This is why he is 1 of the biggest Idiots since Randy Moss!!  Why dont you focus on trying on NOT getting STABBED by your Babby Momma!
He will spend 2 qtrs on Revis Island and get frustrated and run his mouth and get ejected because he is just the greatest Teammate that ever lived, I once liked the guy and stuck up for him whlie he was in Denver but I have realized what a Turd he is and have no use for an Idiot like him. Sure he will always have 100 times more $ then most of us but he will Never have any Class or Brains!

Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 1:22 pm

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

How about Goodell suspend you for 2 games for the threat, you were a punk in Denver and now you have morphed in to a punk in Miami.

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2011 1:20 pm

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

This has to be one of the great quotes in sports EVER.

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