Attention, Brandon Marshall: NFL Needs Receivers, Not Guys Who Can't Get a Grip

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Attention, Brandon Marshall: NFL Needs Receivers, Not Guys Who Can't Get a Grip
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I would really hate to be a Denver Bronco fan right now.

First, your premier quarterback throws a hissy fit because new Head Coach Josh McDaniels threatens to trade him, and now Brandon Marshall. Marshall decides he also wants out of Denver, so how does he deal with it? Well, pretty much the same way his good pal Jay Cutler decided to deal with it: throw a temper tantrum.

Now, Cutler's reason to be traded held more water than Marshall's reasoning. McDaniels wanted to trade for his former prodigy when he was an offensive coordinator in New England quarterback Matt Cassel, therefore setting off franchise quarterback Jay Cutler which ultimately sent him on a one-way ticket to Chicago.

Marshall wants to be traded for no reason.

But regardless of why he wants to be traded, Marshall is far from classy in his way of asking for one. You see, in the real world (not Brandon's world), when an athlete wishes to be traded, he calmly asks his coach/manager who begins to shop him around. Not Marshall, who simply acts like an imbecile at practice by batting balls away that were thrown to him, punting balls away from the ball boys rather than politely handing it to them, and publicly commenting on his situation, calling out McDaniels and the Broncos organization.

Because of his actions, the Broncos have in fact suspended Marshall for "conduct detrimental to the team." In my opinion, a fantastic move McDaniels, way to take control of your club.

You see, for Head Coach Josh McDaniels, he's publicly commented that "Marshall isn't going anywhere," which is a complete 180 degree turn-around from how he handled the Jay Cutler situation. It seems that finally Josh McDaniels is getting an idea of how this whole NFL Head Coach thing works. By suspending Marshall, he's sent a message that says "I'm still in control, and I can choose whether or not to trade you away or make you sit."

Nonetheless, it's a shame what Brandon's doing to the Broncos. Not only have they lost their star quarterback, but Brandon is still Denver's top wide receiver. Now that offense is in shambles, and regardless if Brian Dawkins is there or not, that defense doesn't look too great either.

It's time for Brandon to stand up and be a man, get back on track, and help Denver win some football games in 2009.

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