Finally. Almost week 10 and we haven’t had a player from a mediocre team guarantee the playoffs yet? Better late than never, I suppose. Leave it to the outspoken Brandon Marshall — the same guy who lashed out at the NFL network and once said he f***** hates the city of Denver — to be the first big mouth to put the pressure on his squad.
As told by Pro Football Talk, Marshall has guaranteed the Miami Dolphins will make the playoffs and contend for a Super Bowl. Here’s what he told WQAM on Monday:
No one is happy, sitting at 4-4,” Marshall said. “There’s some concern there. But we have a Dolphins team that will be in the playoffs and will contend in the championship game.”
“This is not a Tim Tebow moment. We have what we need to be a championship team. Guaranteed, from here on out we will compete, we won’t lay down and we’ll make the plays necessary to win the game,” Marshall said.
Love the casual jab at the God of Gainesville. Compete? Probably. Be in the playoffs? That will be no easy task. The Dolphins are one of four AFC teams sitting at 4-4, and they’re in one of the tougher divisions. More importantly, their tie-breakers are not looking good. They still have to play the Patriots and Jets on the road after losing at home to both. They’ve already lost to the Steelers and Ravens — two teams they could be in competition with for a playoff spot at some point. Miami’s AFC record is 1-4 and their AFC East record is 1-2. They have their work cut out for them if they want to prove No. 19 right. As usual, Marshall has nothing to gain and everything to lose from making these comments.Google+