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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: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2011 12:37 pm

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

Okay, makes my decision to sit him AGAIN just that much easier.  Couple more weeks and he's trade bait.

Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2011 12:09 pm

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

I have always been a fan of Marshall and have been waiting for him to bust out this year in fantasy football.  My team could really use a boost.  I will not be starting him this week because I hope is serious.  I can't stand the Jets and their trash talking, want to be thug antics.  Come on Marshall, show them what it means to be a monster.  In no way am I fan of Miami other than Marshall, but would really just like to see what he has in mind.

Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: October 14, 2011 11:39 am

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

Seeing that Miami will be going winless to guarantee the Luck sweepstakes, PR has come up with this idea to gain at least some more viewers for Monday night, just like all of the scripted reality TV shows, sitcoms, whatever. 

Fantasy Advice: Sit or Play Brandon Marshall this week? I would play David Nelson and Antonio Brown over Marshall this week. He's no more than a Number 4 WR. 

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 11:38 am

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

This dude is a monster, albeit an insane monster, but a monster no less. I wonder what his numbers would look like with a QB other than Henne and Cuntler throwing to him.

Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: October 14, 2011 11:12 am

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

Not much football to play on Revis Island...

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