In comments Saturday to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Bowlen believes Marshall is going through a “maturing process.”
“Personally, I saw change in his
personality and approach to things [this past season]. He didn’t have
the same sort of attitude and anxiety that he’s had,” Bowlen said. “I personally would
like to see him stay. And there’s still a good possibility that could
Marshall said recently he took some things too personally during the 2009 campaign, and vowed to go in whatever direction the Broncos choose this offseason.
Conventional wisdom says McDaniels wants Marshall out, and the receiver may only be saying the right things now to help his trade value. (A good idea.) But McDaniels strikes us as a pragmatist.
McD knows how valuable Marshall is to the team’s offense, and he’s not going to give him up for 50 cents on the dollar. The recent comments by Marshall and Bowlen give the head coach greater flexibility to drive a hard bargain.