A couple of months after joining the Dolphins, receiver Brandon Marshall has made his debut on the Miami morning-show radio circuit. He appeared earlier today with Joe Rose of WQAM and Jorge Sedano of 790 The Ticket.
Sedano brought up Marshall’s one-time feud with former Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter, whom Marshall accused of having popcorn muscles. Fast forward to the present, and Marshall apparently is using Porter’s popcorn machine. Marshall said that he’s staying at Porter’s South Florida home, and that they’ve ironed out their differences.
Marshall also mused about the possibility of taking snaps in Miami’s highly-regarded Wildcat attack, before quickly pointing out that he was only kidding around.
“I’m glad to be here, and looking forward to the season,” Marshall told Rose. “I can’t wait to get started.”
Marshall deflected talk that he’ll personally help the team overcome the Jets and the Patriots in the AFC East, pointing instead to the team and expressing a desire to help the running game.
Marshall also said that he prefers balls thrown by Chad Henne to passes from former Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler. (We’d expect Marshall to say that regardless of whether he believes it, since Henne is the guy who’ll be serving up the passes now.)
And just as the interview with Rose looked to be getting good, with Joe asking Marshall to compare and contrast his current head coach, Tony Sparano, and Marshall’s former head coach, Josh McDaniels, Marshall was disconnected.
Later, Marshall returned, but the question focused only on Sparano, who according to Marshall caused “the hairs on my arm to stand up” on a daily basis.
He also said he’s not the best receiver in the NFL right now, but that he hopes to become the best.
Marshall made the appearances in connection with a youth football camp he’s hosting on Saturday, June 26 at the team’s facility. It will be free to the first 500 kids who sign up at the team’s web site.