While Dolphins coach Tony Sparano twists in the wind, his players continue to take shots at his staff and each other in the media.
One day after Ricky Williams went off about the coaching staff, Brandon Marshall continued to express his displeasure for certain aspects of the team’s offense. Marshall said he wasn’t on the same page as Chad Henne all year.
“Tyler [Thigpen] gets it a little more,” Marshall said on Michael Irvin’s radio show on WQAM via the Palm Beach Post.
By “get it,” Marshall means throw the ball to Marshall in single coverage.
“He had an opportunity to play with Dwayne Bowe in Kansas City and they made some plays out there so I guess he understands [about] throwing the ball to a big receiver a little more than Chad Henne,” Marshall said. (More of the extensive interview can be read here.)
Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes that Marshall and Thigpen changed some of Marshall’s routes in the huddle against the Patriots on Sunday. That led to a heated discussion on the sideline with quarterback coach David Lee.
“They expect me to run an in-route, but me as a player, when we get singled with no safety over the top I want to take a shot and just converted it to a go,” Marshall said. “Seemed like an easier throw, easier play was the go route.”
Earlier in the day, wide receiver Brian Hartline echoed the sentiments. He said the Dolphins stick to the gameplan too much and need “make some plays off schedule.”
The Dolphins certainly haven’t stuck to the script since the season ended.