Brandon Marshall keeps dropping chances for big plays

Reuters

Dolphins wideout Brandon Marshall entered Sunday tied for the “official” lead in dropped passes according to Stats Inc.

Things only got worse against the Chargers.  In perhaps the key play of the game, Marshall dropped a would-be long touchdown in the third quarter against San Diego.

“I lost it in the sun,” Marshall said via Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Hyde sees that play as emblematic of Miami’s struggles all year.  They don’t even know who their “good” players are, and the ones that are supposed to be standouts have stood out for the wrong reason.

“The play that sticks out to me is that third down coming out [for the second half]. That would’ve been a first down,” Marshall said about another drop he had. “”It starts with myself. I’ve got to be better.”

Marshall’s overall numbers aren’t so bad, but he’s had key drops on potential big plays and in the end zone.  He’s hardly been Miami’s biggest problem this year, but he hasn’t exactly been part of the solution either.

28 responses to “Brandon Marshall keeps dropping chances for big plays

  1. Two second rounders for BM was highway robbery for Denver. Marshall’s status as an “elite” WR is about to evaporate.

    He’s an over-paid, under-productive, under-motivated, over-hyped, mentally-ill, pass-dropping head case. The Phins list of squandered second rounders grows by two.

  2. He should come play for the Vikes. He’ll never lose one of McNabb’s shoelace passes in the sun.

  3. He will start holding on to passes…when they come from Luck. I have been saying it for a while now, but Miami will win the Luck sweepstakes.

    I hope he likes humidity…the scantly clad women will help with that. He could do worse than Miami…like Minneapolis and Indy.

  4. I never hear about Brandon Marshall since he went to MIA.. He was always good for amazing highlights when he was in DEN.

  5. nineroutsider says: Oct 3, 2011 12:17 PM

    He will start holding on to passes…when they come from Luck. I have been saying it for a while now, but Miami will win the Luck sweepstakes.

    I hope he likes humidity…the scantly clad women will help with that. He could do worse than Miami…like Minneapolis and Indy.

    Hmmm, or go to a team and learn under Peyton Manning for a couple of years or hand off to AP.

    Or go to Miami where he has a screwed up owner who cares more about the celebs he brings to the game rather than the players. Then again the Dolphin players all suck so it really doesn’t matter!! All the while looking in to the stands to a stadium with 35,000 “fans” in it because this is a Heat town for a couple of years now since it’s a front running sports town.

  6. Marshall is a very good receiver who happens to drop the passes that count the most. He also tries to ad lib in the red zone and frequently breaks off of timing patterns leaving the QB hanging for an easy INT. He is constantly looking for flags and complains when the ball isn’t thrown to him (or is thrown to where he was supposed to be rather than where he decided to go). He needs to grow up and put forth more effort. His words sound like he blames himself but if you watch him during the game, you can see the reality. He could be a top 5 receiver but he has not worked for it in Miami. Maybe benching him for a guy trying hard will send a message he can understand. at 0-4 it’s not like they have much to lose by benching a few guys for a quarter or two in order to send a message for the rest of the season.

  7. if you played for the dolphins i think you would drop a pass or two, so when you get cut a team like the pats can pick you up and all of a sudden you dont drop passes when they mean something. Thanks for the Coach of the Year miami (Harbaugh). Niners fans appreciate having the only front office worse than ours being the only team in contention to sign him.

  8. If he has a problem catching passes in the sun than Miami might not be the place for him. Should have signed with the Seahawks when he had the chance

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