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Brandon Marshall keeps dropping chances for big plays

Chargers defensive back Gilchrist tackles Dolphins wide receiver Marshall in the first half during their NFL football game in San Diego 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.

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28 Responses to “Brandon Marshall keeps dropping chances for big plays”
  1. joetoronto says: Oct 3, 2011 11:49 AM

    His biggest drop was before the game, when he dropped a load in his pants.

  2. bengalsown says: Oct 3, 2011 11:49 AM

    ”It starts with myself. I’ve got to be better!” he raged.

  3. souljalb says: Oct 3, 2011 11:56 AM

    He is KILLING me on fantasy. But it’s like a player you can’t drop…

  4. deadeye says: Oct 3, 2011 11:58 AM

    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.

  5. jimbobobjr says: Oct 3, 2011 12:03 PM

    At least he owned up to it. That’s becoming rare these days.

  6. The Phantom Stranger says: Oct 3, 2011 12:03 PM

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

  7. pigskinswag says: Oct 3, 2011 12:16 PM

    Dear Brandon,

    I thought you played lights out Sunday,

    Ya Boy,

    Michael Vick

  8. 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.

  9. mmmpieyummy says: Oct 3, 2011 12:19 PM

    We all know what happened when he dropped that Big Mac wrapper…

  10. MichaelEdits says: Oct 3, 2011 12:22 PM

    He lost it in the sun and he plays in the Sunshine State. Nice one.

  11. dolphins4 says: Oct 3, 2011 12:31 PM

    He’s trying to get Sparano fired.

  12. seneca1ss says: Oct 3, 2011 12:43 PM

    If he’s taking Meds for the Borderline Personality Disorder, they affect your coordination

  13. suhnum1fan says: Oct 3, 2011 12:44 PM

    Being paid off for the Luck sweepstakes

  14. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 3, 2011 12:46 PM

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

  15. ppc50 says: Oct 3, 2011 1:08 PM

    Romo for Marshall and a 2nd round in next year’s draft.

  16. bigd4defense says: Oct 3, 2011 1:08 PM

    He lost it in the sun and his dog ate his gloves.

  17. countsnail says: Oct 3, 2011 1:22 PM

    Maybe he’s trying to “play” his way out of town, so he won’t be around for the rebuilding effort under a new head coach.

  18. crazycane says: Oct 3, 2011 1:28 PM

    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.

  19. phinfan says: Oct 3, 2011 1:29 PM

    Bmarsh dropped a big td in sandiego game and houston game. If caught miami would be 2-2

  20. redrifle14 says: Oct 3, 2011 1:46 PM

    Think he his dropping it on purpose to win Luck & a new coach. Good plan.

  21. 8drinkminimum says: Oct 3, 2011 1:53 PM

    Just one of many starters not playing up to their game. In fact at least half aren’t.

  22. 8drinkminimum says: Oct 3, 2011 1:55 PM

    Wow crazycane. Your FB team sucks and your game attendance is less than the amount of empty seats at a Dolphin game.

  23. spfripp says: Oct 3, 2011 2:01 PM

    It is that jersey number, it is bad luck. Call it the curse of the Ginn.

  24. FinFan68 says: Oct 3, 2011 3:04 PM

    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.

  25. jeffharwell3 says: Oct 3, 2011 3:18 PM

    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.

  26. schmitty2 says: Oct 3, 2011 3:32 PM

    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

  27. asublimeday says: Oct 3, 2011 3:33 PM

    He and jay cutler miss each other more than they ever thought they would.

  28. larryboodry says: May 17, 2012 11:40 PM

    Not anymore…Go Bears!

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