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Broncos do the right thing with Marshall

Posted on: August 28, 2009 2:31 pm
Edited on: August 29, 2009 10:07 am
 
Congratulations, Denver. It was time to get tough with Brandon Marshall, and you did. People keep telling me the Broncos should trade the guy, but, no, they shouldn't. You trade him, and an army of dissidents follows him through the doors, demanding the same treatment. I don't give a flip about Brandon Marshall, but I do care about the integrity of teams, and Marshall threatened the integrity of the Broncos. So did Jay Cutler, but there is only one Get Out of Jail card per game, and Cutler drew it. If Marshall thought he could pull the same "spoiled brat" routine and turn it into a flight out of town, he was wrong. The Broncos suspend him, and good for them. Brandon Marshall doesn't run this team, and someone needs to remind him. The Broncos just did. So what do they do with the guy? Nothing. If Marshall keeps acting like a jerk keep him sidelined. This is about the big picture. You have a rookie head coach who is being tested. Players are pushing, and players are watching to see how he responds. Josh McDaniels needs be true to his convictions. Maybe it works; maybe it doesn't. But he doesn't have a chance if he keeps caving to unhappy players. 
Category: NFL
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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2009 2:37 pm
 

Broncos do the right thing with Marshall

Denver is the laughing stock of the NFl and I am laughing too. I wish nothing but hard times for the Denver Organization. You had a class act in Shanahan and let him go, because he was getting bigger than the team. Thats what the NFL is about ...building legends.....Lombardi, Unitas. Elway.......Yall' some fools ...Then you got this young snot nose kid acting like Mr. Know it All.  You deserve what your hand dealt you.  I wouldn't want to play there either....



Since: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: August 30, 2009 12:18 pm
 

Broncos do the right thing with Marshall

I think it does send a significant message. First, the suspension is without pay. I know he's a pretty wealthy guy, but 2 weeks at his pay rate is a pretty substantial chunk of change. Second, I think it maybe sends him a message that they are willing to do this now, and if they need to, they'll do it again. He keeps wearing his backside up around his shoulders, and it's only going to hurt him in the long run. First, he is getting a reputation as a malcontent. A lot of teams that MAY have had some interest in signing him are going to shy away, because of his reputation. Second, if he continues to show his tail and earns further suspension, he cuts down on his opportunity to audition for other teams. Best thing he could do, in his own self-interest, would be to simply shut up and play to the best of his considerable ability, let his contract with the Broncos wind down, and then see if he wants to stay in Denver or test the water in somebody else's pool.

Let's just see if he has the intelligence to do that.



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2009 2:26 pm
 

Broncos do the right thing with Marshall

Actually, there are two "Get Out Of Jail Free" cards; one in Chance and one in Community Chest . Maybe if Marshall lands on Reading Railroad, he can ride it down Oriental Avenue and buy St. Charles Place. Why bother with stupid metaphors if you can't get them right? Cutler got to leave, Marshall won't. Just say that and be done with it.



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: August 29, 2009 8:50 am
 

Broncos do the right thing with Marshall

So who does this help? Yeah, the Broncos suspended him for the rest of preseason..wow did they really do that? They don't have to trade him but then they may have there best player suspended or half playing for the entire year. That will certainly get him back, right? Maybe they can franchise him next year and pay him 10 million dollars. They'll show him, won't they? Supposedly they told him theu would trade him earlier this summer. If they did then do it while he still has some value left.



Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2009 8:31 am
 

Broncos do the right thing with Marshall

I think NFL salaries are paid per regular season game.  So he'll miss the same number of checks as games.



Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2009 12:56 am
 

Broncos do the right thing with Marshall

marshall will win this thing- the most they can suspend him for is four weeks- he might lose some salary, but the broncos will be forced to honor t56he promise that bowlen made to marshall- that the broncos would trade him- i have been a bronco fan my whole life, from vertical socks to superbowls- bowlen is strapped for cash and can no longer support a winning franchise- he needs to sell to someone who can manage the finances- josh mcdildo may be an arrogant little punk with a napoleonic complex, but this whole offseason mess is the fault of bowlen- he is too sick and too strapped for cash to be an effictive owner



Since: Dec 6, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2009 12:21 am
 

Broncos do the right thing with Marshall

I don't think it was intended as a punishment.  As some other posters said, it was more of a "shot across the bow" (if you will).  It lets Marshall know that they are prepared to treat him seriously if this behavior continues.  But I also think it does one more thing--and this goes back to what Judge says about disrespecting his team:  It removes him from the on-the-practice-field situation.  Thereby removing a potentially cancerous distraction and allowing the other players to actually focus on the team's development and not have to spend so much energy trying to ignore Marshall's antics and trying not to be offended at the slap in the face he was giving each and every member of the team during his "I'm more important than any of you" show.



Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: August 28, 2009 11:43 pm
 

Broncos do the right thing with Marshall

I think this was a great choice for broncs to do this. I know he is not going to lose any playing time in reg season. BUT they have to put thier foot down on him now, or he could end up like T.O. thinking he can go to a team and cry and get what he wants. He is a grown man dont act like that.  



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: August 28, 2009 9:49 pm
 

Broncos do the right thing with Marshall

Neither are any of the other players.  That's been one of the sticking points in the past collective bargaining discussions.  The players get a small stipend and a small amount (I can't remember exactly, but it was in the hundreds of dollars) for preseason games.  Their salaries are split into 16ths paid after each of the games.  That's one of the reasons veterans don't get so excited about training camp.  Their money is made during the regular season.

So the punishment is to get out of what most of the established players (Brett Farve) are trying to get out of anyway...Preseason games.



Since: Aug 6, 2009
Posted on: August 28, 2009 9:00 pm
 

Broncos do the right thing with Marshall

As a long time Bronco fan I have to say that I would love to see them simply sit Marshall on the bench the entire year(The longer without pay the better).  After the Culter debacle (and it was a debacle!) the Broncos need to reassert Team first individual second.   I can't say I  have agreed with ANYTHING McKidd has done, but he seems to have learned something from the Cutler ordeal.  The longer Marshall looks like a spoiled brat the less likely he is to get what he wants.  Personally, I say we ship him to Detroit and let him see how he likes things up there.


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