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Brandon Marshall punts again

A year ago, then-Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall acted like an idiot in practice, angering his coaches by, among other things, punting the ball instead of handing it to the ball boys.

That incident was the beginning of the end for Marshall in Denver. Now Marshall plays for the Dolphins, and although he has said he’s a happy camper in Miami, on Monday he was back to his old ways.

Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post reports that toward the end of practice Monday, Marshall dropped a pass and then picked up the ball and punted it over the fence. After that he stood by himself on the sideline for the rest of the practice.

Neither Marshall nor coach Tony Sparano discussed the incident afterward, but after Marshall dropped two passes in the Dolphins’ preseason opener, this could be an early warning sign that all is not well with the receiver who got $24 million guaranteed after the Broncos traded him to the Dolphins this offseason.

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52 Responses to “Brandon Marshall punts again”
  1. GreenAsGrass says: Aug 17, 2010 8:23 AM

    Oh noooo. Little Brandon is sad again.
    Funny that noise you hear is a collective sigh of relief and laughter from Denver, CO.
    It’s going to be a looooong season Fish fans.

  2. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Aug 17, 2010 8:23 AM

    Send the ball boys over to kick his Diva ass!

  3. ejtowne says: Aug 17, 2010 8:38 AM

    Brandon Marshall needs a reality check. Maybe he needs to talk to Terell Owens, that way he can be warned that if he keeps up his antics he will end up in the same boat.

  4. ampats says: Aug 17, 2010 8:51 AM

    Looks like the team that plays in Newark is not the only ones with diva issue.
    It is very early for Marshall to be resortng to his Denver ways which may be as Dennis Green says,
    We knew who they were and we let them take the field.

  5. ialdrich1214 says: Aug 17, 2010 8:52 AM

    He was upset in Denver because of a contract. He is only upset with himself in Miami because he knows he can catch. This is completely different.

  6. milehiclown says: Aug 17, 2010 8:52 AM

    Awesome.

  7. ialdrich1214 says: Aug 17, 2010 8:53 AM

    No. He’ll be fine.

  8. hdahs143 says: Aug 17, 2010 8:54 AM

    Wishful thinking boys. Even if he doesn’t catch a pass all year, defenses have to account for him, which opens the offense up. He will be fine
    Funny to hear a Denver fan’s sour grapes comment. Sounds like misery wants some company.

  9. FinfanJim says: Aug 17, 2010 8:54 AM

    Could be an early warning sign. Or not. And I love the above pilers on. Typical…

  10. ITSMEJC says: Aug 17, 2010 9:06 AM

    Yea I like football players that show NO EMOTION. If all I get paid to do is catch footballs and I drop balls I am going to get pissed. I am glad he is showing emotion rather than acting like he doesn’t care. CONGRATS ON A HUGE NON STORY

  11. Hugh Jorgan says: Aug 17, 2010 9:07 AM

    For the Phins sake, I hope he calms the eff down and starts playing with his heart.
    But having the balls boys kick his ass might be a good idea. Great post, NoKoolaidCowboy!

  12. SJUHawk says: Aug 17, 2010 9:08 AM

    If he pictures the ball as a woman’s neck I’m sure he’ll hold on.
    Dolphin fans are jokes. You criticize Sanchez for sulking last year, his ROOKIE year, and try and defend Marshall for sulking now? He’s a cancer and you’ll see when he blows up again this year. Hypocritical.

  13. Hitman22 says: Aug 17, 2010 9:13 AM

    Lame attempt at makin it look like this is the same as last years situation not even close…this is not a big deal he dropped a pass and punted the ball whooopie…last year he was being disruptive this is not the case here retards

  14. GoOrange says: Aug 17, 2010 9:17 AM

    Getting angry at yourself for not making plays is a step in the right direction.

  15. nybronco says: Aug 17, 2010 9:22 AM

    I hate 2 say it but trading him might’ve been the best thing

  16. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 17, 2010 9:28 AM

    Wow GreenAssGrass
    You obviously didn’t watch the game last night did you?

  17. realitypolice says: Aug 17, 2010 9:31 AM

    ITSMEJC says:
    August 17, 2010 9:06 AM
    Yea I like football players that show NO EMOTION. If all I get paid to do is catch footballs and I drop balls I am going to get pissed. I am glad he is showing emotion rather than acting like he doesn’t care. CONGRATS ON A HUGE NON STORY
    ==================
    How about the part where he stood on the sidelines by himself for the rest of practice? How about he shows a little emotion then gets his ass back on the practice field with his teamates? Practice makes perfect, Little Brandon.
    Again, I think we can apply the PFT Poster Corollary to this situation:
    Plays on team I root for: Just showing emotion
    Plays on team I don’t root for: Could have reacted better
    Plays on division rival of team I root for: Worthless POS diva who will no doubt be team cancer.

  18. cunninglinguist says: Aug 17, 2010 9:38 AM

    2 balls dropped in the game
    now kicking balls over the fence and sulking on the sidelines
    Money well spent!!!!

  19. tommyguns says: Aug 17, 2010 9:50 AM

    And when Tebow played for Florida, he cried at a post game presser and said he will not lose another game that season, and he did’nt.
    Some called him a crybaby.
    But it was the pure emotion coming out. Same thing for Marshall, he’s mad at himself. Did he blame the QB? No. Did he say it was someone else’s fault? No.
    You want a crybaby stupid azz jests fans? How about your boy “Revis Island?”
    “I don’t make enough money..I don’t make as much as QB’s..Poor me!” He’s going to be sitting on an island alone alright-”Castaway!” Ha-ha! So when he doesnt play, who is gonna cover Marshall? Cromartie?? Look how successful he was against Marshall in the AFC West..You jests fans are a joke..Ha-ha! “Fireman Special Ed” Ha-ha!

  20. researchALLwars says: Aug 17, 2010 9:51 AM

    cunninglinguist should get an award for Best PFT Planet Handle.
    2 or 3 levels deep and hilarious.

  21. JC says: Aug 17, 2010 9:51 AM

    Obviously the expectations for his first game were high and it ends up he plays his first game in a monsoon rain storm. Being a professional receiver and not playing as well as he had hoped, I’m sure was frustrating for him as well as everyone else. But the conditions were horrible to try and catch footballs or throw. He’ll be fine and I am sure the team is still behind him 100%.
    So the ball boy has to chase a ball over the fence! No big deal!
    Let’s move forward with the Jacksonville Jaguars. I watched him exclusively quite a few plays and not many will be able to cover him.

  22. FireJerryJones says: Aug 17, 2010 9:57 AM

    Child please!
    Save these ‘stories’ for the off season.

  23. NYMets says: Aug 17, 2010 10:01 AM

    How come we’re not hearing from the regular Miami Dolphins pft posting scum on this one?

  24. realitypolice says: Aug 17, 2010 10:05 AM

    tommyguns says:
    August 17, 2010 9:50 AM
    And when Tebow played for Florida, he cried at a post game presser and said he will not lose another game that season, and he did’nt.
    Some called him a crybaby.
    But it was the pure emotion coming out. Same thing for Marshall, he’s mad at himself. Did he blame the QB? No. Did he say it was someone else’s fault? No.
    ==========================
    Did Tebow stand on a sideline by himself and refuse to practice? No. Did Marshall? Yes.
    Seriously, comparing Tebow to this prima donna is a bit of a stretch.
    If Marshall had done this on another team, particularly one in the same division with your beloved Dolphins, you would be going crazy ripping him.

  25. broncotrimmer says: Aug 17, 2010 10:13 AM

    Good riddance from Denver.Knew he’d be back at it.Too bad a talented player like that can’t grow a brain that would keep up to the rest of his body.Good luck Dolphins,but I think you’ll find out soon enough why he’s out of Denver.

  26. SJUHawk says: Aug 17, 2010 10:38 AM

    @tommyguns
    You want a crybaby stupid azz jests fans? How about your boy “Revis Island?”
    “I don’t make enough money..I don’t make as much as QB’s..Poor me!” He’s going to be sitting on an island alone alright-”Castaway!” Ha-ha! So when he doesnt play, who is gonna cover Marshall? Cromartie?? Look how successful he was against Marshall in the AFC West..You jests fans are a joke..Ha-ha! “Fireman Special Ed” Ha-ha!
    ————————————————–
    Who will cover Marshall? Nobody. He’ll just drop the passes thrown to him anyway. Then remove himself from the game and sit on the sidelines.
    Dolphin fans are so insecure. You talk about the Jets more than you talk about your own team. Cromartie in SD played a different defense, more zone than man. He’s better playing man to man. It’s not going to matter cause Revis will be there week 3 and he’ll shut Marshall down like he did every other big time wr. “Fireman Special Ed,” I see what you did there, that was really clever. Has anybody ever told you that you could probably do stand up? Seriously. Are you 14?
    Revis has never punted balls (this makes 2 occasions for Marshall), never has been suspended, never beat up his girlfriend(s), or never had a run or 11 with the law. I’ll take the “crybaby” all day

  27. eastslastheart says: Aug 17, 2010 10:41 AM

    >>”Good riddance from Denver.Knew he’d be back at it.Too bad a talented player like that can’t grow a brain that would keep up to the rest of his body.Good luck Dolphins,but I think you’ll find out soon enough why he’s out of Denver.

  28. cmow5 says: Aug 17, 2010 11:01 AM

    One the story NEVER says he refused to practice. The story stated he stood byhimself on the sideline for the rest of practice. So, was offensive practice over and he was donr anyways? Did he still practice, but when it was his time to sit out did he stand byhimself? I highly doubt “Soprano”
    would let a player refuse to practice. Also, the story would be Marshall refused to practice not Marshall punted a ball.
    Also, us Phin fans are not to worried about him the oppossing D should be. Keep an eye on him and let the best running attack in the NFL tear it up. Stack 7 or 8 in the box and I am sure Henne will get it to Marshall or Bess or Hartline or Ronnie and Ricky coming out of the back feild.

  29. Lee Harvey says: Aug 17, 2010 11:10 AM

    Can’t we all just get along.

  30. dolfanSS says: Aug 17, 2010 11:10 AM

    There is a new billboard in South Florida. It has a picture of Tedd Ginn with the quote, “miss me yet”.

  31. quadya says: Aug 17, 2010 11:11 AM

    I wish Ted Ginn would have been that angry when he dropped a couple of balls.
    B. Marsh will be fine.

  32. AlanSaysYo says: Aug 17, 2010 11:12 AM

    From the original article but not mentioned in the PFT piece:
    “It was not clear whether he was ordered to the sideline or was merely brooding.”

  33. SomeFans says: Aug 17, 2010 11:18 AM

    Figured all the not yet trolls would be waiting with baited breath for this one- but you missed the point as usual.
    Miami likes it’s players to be flexible with their roster… Brandon is just working for back up punter duties.
    Now, you can see how stupid “your” post look. Nothing but excuses for 41 years and counting. No wonder you’re called the J E S T S .

  34. dcbronco says: Aug 17, 2010 11:26 AM

    No one in the world should ever go cold. All you need is a dumb reporter and a bunch of ignorant people. That is the magic formula for creating sheep. All the wool you will ever need. Cutler was a baby because he got upset. The sheep never mention that Brady and Manning are seen angry and “throwing tantrums” on the sideline all the time. Manning was upset in the pre-season game this past weekend. Marshall punted the ball. You never see that. Actually you do. You see guys kick the ball in games when they get frustrated. Or slam the ball when they don’t make a play. Or hit the ground. Like some of the more intelligent people have mentioned it’s called emotion. If you don’t believe in what you’re doing and don’t expect a high level of performance from yourself, you may never experience this. And if you let reporters with nothing else to write do your thinking, you probably aren’t any good at anything anyway.

  35. finsbooyah says: Aug 17, 2010 11:30 AM

    Him punting the ball in frustration is no big deal. But sulking on the sidelines and refusing to re-join practice is.
    Sparano has built this team to win with heart and the overall “team” concept. We haven’t won games the past two years with overwhelming talent, it’s been because everyone has bought in to the TEAM concept (ex. Ronnie & Ricky, Chad & Chad, cutting Porter, etc). We brought in Marshall to improve our overall talent with the hopes that he too will buy into the team’s goals.
    I’m still going to give him the benefit of the doubt at this point, and I support him. But the last thing the Dolphins need is someone to come in and disrupt all the good Sparano and his staff has done in uniting the team and changing the culture in Miami the past 2 years.

  36. JaggedMark says: Aug 17, 2010 11:40 AM

    I heard after Marshall punted the ball over the fence, Jake Long walked up to Marshall and punted him over the fence.

  37. dcbronco says: Aug 17, 2010 11:45 AM

    @broncotrimmer
    We already know that Marshall is out of Denver because our owner has lost his mind and hired the worlds dumbest coach. We went from being a Super Bowl contender to a bottom dweller because the stupid coach dumped all of the talent. And Marshall was part of that talent.

  38. OJPimpson says: Aug 17, 2010 11:49 AM

    I love how Denver fans are hoping Brandon imploded . What a bunch of losers. U guys are pushing your best qb outta town in favor of teblow and by in large your team sucks and your coach is bipolar

  39. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 17, 2010 11:50 AM

    Hey, maybe he had a hot dog and no one noticed it. Sancheezy does it during games, maybe Brandon had to have a snack too.

  40. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 17, 2010 11:56 AM

    Gotta laugh at the jests fans making a big deal of this. Didn’t they just sign a certain RB who has a reputation of sitting on the sideline sulking? Oh wait, I forgot. The jests have no issues so LT will be a superstar.

  41. texasPHINSfan says: Aug 17, 2010 11:57 AM

    Wow, I think this is a huge overreaction by everyone. Clearly he’s frustrated with his drops

  42. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 17, 2010 11:59 AM

    There is a new billboard in South Florida. It has a picture of Tedd Ginn with the quote, “miss me yet”.
    ———————————————–
    I just read and article somewhere talking about Ginn hasn’t changed a bit (in SF’s pre-season game). Had a couple nice returns, ran out of bounds and dropped a couple passes.
    But I do think he would look pretty funny with the fake handlebar mustache and beard people would paint on the billboard.

  43. craigolney says: Aug 17, 2010 12:11 PM

    Marshall is a stud, no doubt. Marshall will make plays that will have Dolphins fans calling him the real King of South Beach while looking past any off field mistakes. But their team is not good enough, they have pieces but it takes time.
    They need RB’s that they can count on- ricky can not do a full seasons load and you don’t want him to do that at his age. Ronnie Brown is going to protect himself this season from injuries, he needs a contract from someone next year, so don’t expect him to be hitting those holes as hard (he could be back with Phins, if Tuna and Co. are gone). Keep an eye on how many times he runs out of bounds to avoid contact and potential injury.
    They need a TE and better complimentary WR’s for Marshall and Henne. They have nice guys, but not the players you need to win championships.
    You have to give it to Parcells, he is building the O and D line. They have two potential shut down corners as the years progress. LB’s are solid in one spot, weak on the outside.
    The Miami Dolphins are a 5 to 8 win team this season. Again, they will be better down the road. Look for changes in the off season and Mike Nolan taking over as HC. TS is stuck in Tunas shadow. Nolan is smart enough to go get a progressive O-Cord that will allow Marshall and some young stud RB showcase their talents in Miami. This is a season that will make the Dolphins mentally tougher and give these guys another year of experience. They are being taught fundamental football on the pro level with a work ethic from one of the greatest minds to ever teach football, but his act will not take you to super bowl championships, anymore. It teaches you how to play the game with passion and heart, winning is not emphasized in this philosophy.
    The Dolphins have a great young foundation, but a change in the off season will allow this team to take the next step in winning. Be happy with the direction the team is going and the possibility of calling Miami “title town” in two to three years with Heat, Phins and Marlins all vying for championships.
    It just is not in the playbook for 2010.

  44. Cecil says: Aug 17, 2010 12:26 PM

    ‘We already know that Marshall is out of Denver because our owner has lost his mind and hired the worlds dumbest coach. We went from being a Super Bowl contender to a bottom dweller because the stupid coach dumped all of the talent. And Marshall was part of that talent. ”
    You are a fool.

  45. broncotrimmer says: Aug 17, 2010 12:26 PM

    Skilled player,absolutely.Would love to have him in Denver if you knew he’d be on the field,not suspended or in jail.Dude can’t control his emotions,which you need to do to play at that level.Definately agree with the world’s dumbest coach comment,though…….

  46. Bleeding Green says: Aug 17, 2010 12:29 PM

    SomeFans said:
    “Miami likes it’s players to be flexible with their roster… Brandon is just working for back up punter duties.”
    That was actually pretty funny.

  47. dcbronco says: Aug 17, 2010 1:11 PM

    Cecil
    Maybe you’re dense or maybe you haven’t been paying attention. But the Broncos suck now. The owner admits he can’t remember a lot of things. The coach, supposedly a QB genius, has gone through 5 QBs and none have worked out. He drafted a good one and cut him. He cut a guy that will be Peyton Manning’s back up this year. Good enough for the defending AFC champions, but not Josh. The coach the owner fired, on the other hand, seems to have turned a 4-12 team around. The Redskins gave up more sacks than the majority of the teams in the league over the last few years. In their first pre-season game, their QB was barely touched. And everyone though their O-line was their biggest weakness. So I appear to be a fool to you because you’re stupid.

  48. dieharddolfan6493 says: Aug 17, 2010 3:01 PM

    SJUHawk says:
    August 17, 2010 9:08 AM
    If he pictures the ball as a woman’s neck I’m sure he’ll hold on.
    Dolphin fans are jokes. You criticize Sanchez for sulking last year, his ROOKIE year, and try and defend Marshall for sulking now? He’s a cancer and you’ll see when he blows up again this year. Hypocritical
    ___________________________________
    Didnt the jets sign a runningback AND a linebacker who havent stopped crying since their old teams kicked them to the curb. And how many rookie quarterbacks can you name that threw 20 ints in a season.

  49. sullijo says: Aug 17, 2010 3:31 PM

    Seems like everyone ignores the fact that he’s dropped A LOT of balls since he cut the tendon in his arm in the “McDonalds Bag Slipping Incident.”
    That injury could have had an impact on his nerve endings and could be a real reason he drops so many passes now.
    It seems to me the Dolphins fans are protecting Marshall the way the Bears fans protected Cutler. And we all know how that’s worked out for them.

  50. KoaMisiFan says: Aug 17, 2010 4:55 PM

    Or…..it could be that he’s had three different QBs (Cutler, Orton, Henne) throwing the ball his way over the last three years (not sure what year the “McDonalds Bag Slipping Incident” happened. But he still caught over 100 balls in two of those seasons. Will just have to wait and see for this season. And wasn’t there also three different offensive systems?
    But no, Fins fans are just “protecting Marshall the way the Bears fans protected Cutler”. Can’t say I’ve heard anything about the Cutler protection thing though.

  51. AdamEagle5 says: Aug 17, 2010 10:44 PM

    I think this article sums up what’s wrong with PFT pretty well: putting the ugliest spin on every story involving someone not on PFT’s own “good” list.
    How could someone look at those facts and honestly believe the situation is as the slant here suggests?

  52. dieharddolfan6493 says: Aug 18, 2010 1:31 AM

    @adameagles5 good point they point out a player dosn’t wipe his feet before he enters the weight room and they make it seem like the team dosnt have connection

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