Jets’ Brandon Marshall: I’m one of the best and no one recognizes it

AP

Jets receiver Brandon Marshall is continuing his campaign for credit as one of the NFL’s top wide receivers.

After saying earlier this week that he wishes reporters would point out how often he beats double coverage, Marshall appeared on Stephen A. Smith’s radio show to complain that he should be recognized as one of the best receivers in football.

“I definitely think I’m one of the best out there,” Marshall said. “I take pride in my work. I don’t look at it as, my approach is not one of I’m going out there to be the best wide receiver and run great routes, I look at it as my life’s work. Football doesn’t define me, but it’s a part of a bigger picture. And it’s my craft, it’s art to me. And when I go out there I just try my best to not only be the No. 1 receiver on my team, but being the No. 1 receiver in the league. And to be totally honest and transparent, it pisses me off that no one recognizes that. And it’s OK because all you can do is put your head down and work, and when you get your opportunities it will happen.”

I’m not sure why Marshall thinks no one recognizes his talents. He’s been to five Pro Bowls. He gets plenty of recognition. The issue is less that people don’t recognize how good Marshall is than that Marshall seems to be motivated by convincing himself that he gets no respect. It seems to work for him.

120 responses to “Jets’ Brandon Marshall: I’m one of the best and no one recognizes it

  1. Well I mean the best usually don’t end up being cast off their teams like Marshall has….Broncs, Bears, Phins, Jets…how many #1 WRs get juggled like that?

  2. The “Rodney Dangerfield” of the NFL? I think not!
    He’s a good receiver and perhaps, if he kept his mouth shut, would be recognized as a supreme talent.

  3. People recognize your ability because of the plays that you make… no need to toot your own horn… stay humble for a change and that will help..

  4. I am sure that a Mcdonald’s bag doesn’t recognize it. Yeah, I know, that is so 2008.

    It was never about his talent, it was always about the potential baggage that went along with it.

  5. You are one of the best and people recognize that. Announcers just tend to repeat the same names – Julio Jones, Dez, AJ Green and Odell Beckham Jr.

  6. I take his point. We recognize that he’s an outstanding receiver, but we don’t think of him in the same way we think of Dez Bryant and Calvin Johnson. Hard to overstate the importance of a QB to any reviewer’s production, and Marshall’s been less fortunate than his elite peers in that regard.

    Brandon, my advice to you–and I’m thinking strictly about your personal and professional development here–is come to New England. Tommy’ll get you into Canton for sure, buddy. And you’ll get a Super Bowl ring or two, in the process.

  7. Unfortunately for me, I gave Marshall plenty of recognition when I took him in the 2nd round last year.

  8. Personality aside, it is hard to say hes anything worse than top 5. Its just the fantasy, stats obsessed contingent that overlooks him. Antonio Brown, TY Hilton, Jordy Nelson got cant hold this dudes jock strap but the internet’ll tell you otherwise.
    SMH! Get some respect Marshall, take that sorry offense to the playoffs!

  9. Marshall needs to stop being the “its all about me player” and just play.
    Randy Moss was the same, until he went to New England and played with brady.
    He bought into the Patriots program of the name on the front of the jersey is what matters. Then he and Brady tore it up. It took Moss 2 years before his mouth shot him out of town, but when he came back in yet another teams jersey he admitted his mistake. And is still trying to get back with Brady and Bellichick.

    So when your done with the jetsies. Find a real Qb and Coach.

  10. Shouldn’t he be on the Bills, where Rex would tell him every week he’s the greatest receiver in the NFL? Seems like a waste of ego to have him on the Jets.

  11. He is even better than people realize. Look at the stats. Jets will probably be the 4th team he goes for 1,000 yards with. Never played in a gimmicky offense or with great QBs to get those numbers.
    He doesn’t have the hype of say Calvin Johnson, but I’d say he’s been at least that good.

  12. Not a good sign for a team when a players number one priority is recognition for themselves. no wonder he can’t stick with one team. Talented for sure, but way too much of a diva.

  13. Marshall won’t show up, mentally, Sunday like many jet players.
    The EAGLES have been embarrassed and they can’t start O-3.
    EAGLES. 27
    jets. 13

  14. Yes Brandon you are one of the best running your mouth.just like on Inside the NFL..
    If you have to come out and say that and nobody else said it oh it it must be true…oh yea how many teams were you shipped from???says it all..

  15. All players wanna be recognized for they do. Marshall is a great WR, as part of the media I think he understands very well, how certain players have their reputations driven by media and others, who are just as good – don’t.

    I give you, Johnny Manziel and Andrew Luck. Throw in Tim Tebow and you have a trifecta. I think his problem comes from being in NY and playing in the shadow of the new “flavor of the month”, Odell Beckum Jr. who plays the same position.

    For Marshall to get favorable coverage, the Jets have to beat NE and move toward the Super Bowl or they will always be second citizens.

  16. Brandon, dude… you ain’t got da numbahs like, say, OchoUno (T.O.) who, over the first 9 years of his NFL career had 95 TDs; whereas, for yourself up until last season (your 9th year in the league), you amassed only 65 TDs. Larry Fitzgerald, for example, has 77 TDs over the first 9 years of his career in Arizona.

  17. Actually he is the prototype for exactly what is wrong with the NFL. The loudmouths get attention. Just poison the locker room or undercut your QB then move on to your next team Brandon.

  18. If you had half as much focus on football as you do on being a media star, you might be right.

    Eh, I’m a firm believer that players that just go out and do their job instead of constantly having to draw attention to themselves are just better teammates to have. I’d take a Rod Smith or Calvin Johnson type of quiet playmaker any day over a Brandon Marshall or Chad Johnson type any day.

  19. Yes. But you’re also one of the dumbest. Stop going to teams with crappy quarterbacks if you want people to recognize your talent. You’ve had plenty of chances to choose your team. Keep chasing extra money when taking sightly less to play on a better team would have got you record stats that led to more money through performance, fame, and endorsements.

  20. Awww. he’s one of the best. Isn’t that precious…

    Maybe dwaddy can take him for ice ream next time he gets a touch…

  21. I thought the Jets got a steal and the Bears made one of the worst moves of the offseason with that trade. How many other teams could use such a great receiver for a 6th round pick? That trade was value like the Ravens would get..

  22. So the only real question here is, did he sound like “the mad rapper” when he was saying that?

    “My ish is more john blaze”

  23. Brandon!! You have your platform every week on Inside the NFL. Pound the table, pound your chest, scream to the world “I definitely think I’m one of the best out there. I take pride in my work. I don’t look at it as, my approach is not one of I’m going out there to be the best wide receiver and run great routes, I look at it as my life’s work. Football doesn’t define me, but it’s a part of a bigger picture. And it’s my craft, it’s art to me. And when I go out there I just try my best to not only be the No. 1 receiver on my team, but being the No. 1 receiver in the league. And to be totally honest and transparent, it pisses me off that no one recognizes that. And it’s OK because all you can do is put your head down and work, and when you get your opportunities it will happen.”

  24. He’s been a huge – as trump says – huuugge part of our first two wins.

    Whatever motivation works for him

  25. I recognize it Brandon, as a receiver in the league he is 66 yrd from 10,000 so after the end of this yr, he will have avg over a thousand yds a yr without having a good QB in any of those yrs…..and he keeps getting better, in his tenth yr and he is in the best shape of his life…..hopefully he will be able to get him a SB or two to have win he retires….quietly having a great career……

  26. Brandon Marshall is so good, every team he plays for wants to sign him for life – NOT! Perhaps the man is talented on the football field, but most teams are not looking for “Crazy” in the locker room.

  27. Great players demonstrate their skills…let others talk about your “greatness”.

    He’s already in the hub of the media universe & on a weekly NFL highlight show! Do those two jobs well and his post-retirement career will be set. Marshall should keep his mouth shut & follow Michael Strayhan’s example…be a *quiet* media “courtesan” 😉

  28. welcome back to the supposedly “cured” Borderline Personality Disorder that helped him fool the Bears and Jets into taking him….

    BPD only sees progress 3% of the time and almost never a cure

    1k yards a year or no, if you are a locker room cancer with a serious psych problem…. well, you are doing more bad than good.

  29. Players with the mentality of Brandon have no understanding that along with the obvious athletic talent that defines a great players comes the confidence to be humble and the realization that a mature professional does not have to plead for others to adore him or her with compliments of love and adoration, all over sports world. Yes Brandon you are a great receiver but not a great politician, no one likes a big mouth. It’s childish and immature to talk the way you do. If you need to hear constantly how great you are then your not as great as you think. Bottom line is several teams let you go, which means there was something about your flapping lips that they just could not live with. For example that’s what got Randy Moss a plane ticket out of New England. Certain teams like to talk up ‘team play’ much more, not individual accolades 24/7. Keep it zipped and you might hear some honest praise about yourself you might like for a change.

  30. He was very good in Miami but when he dropped the ball it was always on a key play. They were either sure TDs or drive killing drops that would have been 1st downs. He was exciting to watch but his attitude and volatile personal life were enough to ship him off to Chicago.

  31. Brandon Marshall? Best in the league??? Really? Hmmm, OK then why is he on his forth team? And why did he accept a trade to a team that finished last in it’s division? It’ just a matter of time when he blows a gasket in a game or pot game interview. Brandon Marshall is not a team player. He is a Big I lil u guy. If he get 6 catches and 2 TDs and the team lose, he is all smiles. But let the team win and he is not the highlight and you will see the loose screws fall out.

  32. Bears never should have let him go for a bag of peanuts. Bad decisions like trading him is one of the reasons the Bears suck. Alshon hurt all the time ,first rounder never played a down and out for the year, jus bad decisions. The wimps should have kept him and just told him to shut his mouth. He is one of the best.

  33. The popular story heading into the 2014 season was how the Marshall/Jeffrey were the best tandem in the league. The gist of the narrative was Marshall as the elite veteran, money in the bank, and Jeffrey as the rising star, an investment still to be assessed. You heard this story all camp, all preseason. Local media, national media. They were called the best in the league, and get ready, because 2014 would blow away 2013. You heard this story over and over…. until week 1 of the regular season. That’s when the dynamic duo, lead by Marshall, somehow couldn’t get open deep, was too slow, dropped balls, and eventually, at least the elite veteran, started blaming everything on the quarterback. So Marshall had a 100 yard game last week… and he’s the greatest again, I guess. I’d still rather have the injured Kevin White on my team.

  34. Brady was called ” garbage” and ” in the toilet” and other nasty stuff. Do you hear him flap his mouth? “Talk with your pad” as another NE player said before they played the mouth- flapping Bills.
    It pisses you off when nobody recognizes how good you are? Wait till you play NE. BB will know and will define your talent. It’s ironic that BB heaps praise to his team’s opponents. Once BB recognize yours, get all the newspapers clippings. Make a collage of them or something. Maybe that would quiet you down. Tone down the ego. It’s cliche, but action speaks louder than words.

  35. When so many teams give up on that kind of talent, you may want to look in the mirror, Mr. Marshall.

  36. I’m surprised at the negative reception of his relatively harmless comments. He does have a point. His name isn’t mentioned in the same fashion as others like Julio Jones , Dez Bryant or Calvin Johnson. Then he was traded for a 5th round pick. There is some truth to his comments and to dwell on his past is plain disgusting. I guess there is just nothing much of anything else to hate on this morning.

  37. He was very good in Miami but when he dropped the ball it was always on a key play. They were either sure TDs or drive killing drops that would have been 1st downs. He was exciting to watch but his attitude and volatile personal life were enough to ship him off to Chicago.

    ************************************************
    Kinda hard to stay focused when Chad Henne is throwing you the ball…..he gets a pass on his days in Miami, the best they could do was Henne at QB smh

  38. Geez Brandon, after only 2 games with your 4th team in the last 6 years and your starting it already. This is why you’ll never be considered one of the greatest. Physically, you’re right there. Mentally, you’re not even close. When one of the worst NFL franchises along with it’s bad QB, the Bears, can’t wait for you to be GONE, it’s a clear sign you’re not being tabbed for the Hall of Fame! I wish you could get it under control…..It would be a blessing for your team!

  39. Anyone who has seen him on Inside the NFL knows he is articulate and thoughtful, and whatever emotional, psychological or personality issues that he had before seemed to be under control now.

    So I’m surprised to hear this from him now – seems like something he’d have said much earlier in his career as a precursor to getting traded or cut.

  40. He’s right on some levels. He’s absolutely one of the best WR’s at alienating himself from teammates and wearing out his welcome with various franchises yet continues to produce on the field.

    In other words, he’s Terrell Owens who just talks a little less

  41. Maybe if he’d regularly show himself to be stellar instead of talking about it he’d get more recognition. It would difficult to ignore someone who was outstanding all the time. Just a thought.

  42. deacon85 says:
    Sep 26, 2015 7:49 AM
    Shouldn’t he be on the Bills, where Rex would tell him every week he’s the greatest receiver in the NFL? Seems like a waste of ego to have him on the Jets.

    =========

    Rex decided not to pursue Brandon because he already told Sammy Watkins he was the best WR in the NFL.

  43. Brandon Marshall’s going to love the New York media market and the New York Media market is going to love Brandon Marshall.

  44. It’s funny I can’t remember any current Hall of Fame receiver whining throughout their careers. Well Terrel Owens will break that nice streak. Big mouth egomaniacs!

  45. The bearded ones wonder. This is what you have now. Be thankful there is a chemistry there. Otherwise it is a lot worse. As someone already commented on his past from his Fins days. Put it this way. Vike’s fans seeing potential TD passes bounce off Wallace now. Multiply that by at least three times. That is what you have in BM.

  46. SAV says:
    Sep 26, 2015 6:54 AM

    Well I mean the best usually don’t end up being cast off their teams like Marshall has….Broncs, Bears, Phins, Jets…how many #1 WRs get juggled like that?

    Actually a few have been bounced around. Moss, T.O., and Chad Johnson (Ocho Cinco), all played for multiple teams, despite having supreme talent.

    Unfortunately, they are all divas, Just like this guy, and that is why they all move around. And Alshon just isn’t in that league. That chip on his shoulder that he seems to be feeding just makes him good enough for another team to give him a shot once he wears out his welcome.

  47. Ironically: Everyone realizes he’s a loose cannon, but he refuses to acknowledge THAT.

    Seriously, dude was traded for 3 cans of cat food and a half a book of unspent matches. He’s caught a couple of balls as a No. 1 WR for the Jets.

    So. What.

    What the Jets get in return:

    – “Moving in” with his starting QB, then isn’t quite there when he gets “sucker punched”. Apparently didn’t pay his rent cause Geno was way short of $600.

    – Verbally sucker punching his former “best friend” and QB for a quote in the offseason (went no where).

    – Pulling out the race card on a wannabe “Inside the NFL.” (went no where)

    (Side Note: Did Showtime pull the last producers/directors from HBO to reincarnate a turd?)

    I could go on.. … at the risk of being called out to a fist fight by Marshall on PFT… wait…. maybe I should?? lol

    Here’s the thing: he got his numbers in Chicago. Big TV market. He turned that into a “me”-fest and we all can see the fruits of that labor.

    Total team cancer. Worse than Terrell Owens.

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