Miami Dolphins: The Brandon Marshall Hatred Is Just Plain Crazy

Mark LeskoCorrespondent IIJune 9, 2011

MIAMI - DECEMBER 19:  Receiver Brandon Marshall #19 of the Miami Dolphins reacts against the Buffalo Bills at Sun Life Stadium on December 19, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Bills defeated the Dolphins 17-14.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
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"Brandon Marshall was the biggest mistake the Dolphins have made in a long time."

That is a direct quote from a Miami Dolphins fan who called into ESPN 760 the other day.

Several other calls came in after that and they shared the same opinion of Marshall.

I could not believe what I was hearing, is this really the opinion Dolphins fans have of Marshall?

Biggest mistake in a long time?

That is just crazy, did you guys and gals forget about Pat White being taken in the second-round of the NFL Draft?

I would say that was far more detrimental to the organization than Marshall has been.

It has only been one year since fans were jumping up and down in excitement for the Marshall trade and now everyone wants him gone. This just seems crazy to me.

There were only 16 WRs who gained over 1,000 yards receiving last season and Marshall was one of them.

That is pretty impressive considering he's had to deal with the Dolphins starting three different QBs and having no running game at all.

He only had three TDs, so that makes him garbage?

How in any way is that his fault?

I do not think Marshall was the one on 3rd and 10 in the red zone calling a run play to settle for a FG. Or the one calling three straight fade routes to Brian Hartline in a goal-to-go situation.

Marshall and Davone Bess combined for the most receiving yards by a duo in Miami Dolphins history. That is pretty impressive given that WRs by the names of Mark Duper and Mark Clayton played in Miami for a long time.

Maybe Marshall has grabbed some headlines for the wrong reasons off the field (though he has not broken any laws), but there is nothing wrong with his performance on the field.

I am going to credit this craziness to the lockout. So please take a deep breath, Fins fans, and relax. Brandon Marshall was in no way "the biggest mistake the Dolphins have made in a long time."