Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall picked up an idiotic taunting penalty during Thursday night’s loss to the Bears, and Jay Cutler is taking the credit for it.
Cutler, the Bears quarterback who was Marshall’s teammate in Denver, says that he got in Marshall’s head, and that’s apparently why Marshall decided to toss a football in Cutler’s direction, picking up a 15-yard penalty.
“I was getting after him early in the game,” Cutler said after the Bears beat the Dolphins. “I was telling him he wasn’t going to catch any balls.”
Apparently it worked. And it’s a lesson for future Dolphins opponents: Marshall can’t control his temper, so if you can get under his skin early in the game, he’ll probably hand your team a free 15 yards at some point.