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As soon as the Miami Dolphins added Brandon Marshall, I immediately started thinking about how he would improve the Dolphins offense and be the threat Miami and Chad Henne were looking for.
He will definitely do all of the above, but he will also help Miami in another way.
He will help other players develop. Training camp only started last Friday, and I have already heard of two different players who said that Marshall would directly help them get better.
Those two players were cornerback Sean Smith and wide receiver Patrick Turner.
Smith said this on Friday, after he was beat by Marshall in training camp: "He's a great receiver. Now I see why we went out and got him. I'll learn a lot from him."
If you want to be the best, you have to play the best, and Marshall is the best.
Marshall beat Smith twice on the first day, and you can bet Smith learned something from Marshall. Imagine Smith learning from Marshall over the course of multiple seasons.
He could develop into one of the top cornerbacks.
The most recent player to admit to Marshall’s help is receiver Turner. Turner made a great play in training camp Sunday. He later spoke about how he had been learning from Marshall.
“You can't help but learn something from the guy every day," Turner said. "Brandon being sort of the same size and the same body type, I can go ask him questions and pick his mind a little bit."
It was good to hear about Turner finally doing something because he has been a disappointment since the Dolphins drafted him. He still may not make the team, but he has a much better chance now that he has learned from Marshall.
Thanks to everyone for reading, and please let me know who else you think Marshall will impact this year.
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