Anyone who thinks that Brandon Marshall has been too low key this season should tune in to Monday night’s game with the Jets.
Marshall admitted Thursday that he’s been playing with his emotions too in check through the first four weeks of the season and that he’s finally figured out how to flip the switch that allows him to fully let loose. He said that he considers himself a monster and that he plans to play like one on Monday night.
How will this monster manifest itself? According to Marshall, via Mike Beradino of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, by getting kicked out of the game in the second quarter.
“No, I’m not joking. I’m serious,” he said. “They’re going to fine me. It’s probably going to be like a $50,000 fine. But that quarter and a half that I’m out there, I’m going to play like a monster. I might get in a fight with Bart Scott. [Antonio] Cromartie, we pretty much matured our relationship and grew a little bit. We used to fight in Denver and San Diego. If that happens, it happens, so we’ll see.”
As Scott once said, “Can’t wait!”
Seriously, though, any time emotion comes up with Marshall we’re forced to remember that he was diagnosed with a borderline personality disorder during the offseason. If he does let loose on the football field, is he going to be able to switch it back off when the game is over and avoid any problems off the field?
Speculation on the answer to that question is best left to trained professionals. But the Dolphins will certainly be happy if Marshall can find some way to tap into a monster performance that helps them win their first game without doing anything to damage their chances of winning a second.