It’s a fair thing to say that when your start WR and your back-up QB go into the game and start playing sandlot football that there is something wrong with the control a coach has over his players. It says something more when the two in question generate the lone scoring drive of an entire game. With that, Brandon Marshall opens up his mouth and lets it out. He and Tyler Thigpen changed plays.
Marshall was seen on Sunday in a heated exchange with QB coach David Lee, over the fact that Marshall and Thigpen were changing certain routes to go routes. Marshall said he didn’t like the “conservative” nature that was being called. (He has said this about the entire season). It goes without saying that Marshall was frustrated and it heightens the realistic expectations of Tyler Thigpen joining another team this off-season. Adding fuel to an already blazing anti-Henne fire.
Marshall said a mouthful about a lot of things today, you can read more here, and while he shouldn’t be opening up his mouth about anything, the already gone Ricky Williams said that Marshall speaks what everyone else wishes they had the balls to say.
Truth be told, Marshall’s comments also lend a little more to the insane development of Chad Henne. Henne has said that he is repeatedly told to not throw INT’s but then told to go make plays. The nature of the entire offense has been so conservative that no one behind center has managed to develop any rhythm at all. Ricky Williams complained that he wants to play somewhere, where they move the ball down-field and he gets to play more.
All of this is great debate material but it does nothing for the fans faith in Stephen Ross with HC Tony Sparano hanging on a thread.
One quote that Marshall did make that I wish he would have elaborated on was in regards to a Henning question. “I gave enough sound-bites today. I think he is looking forward to retirement.”