Seemingly, the irony of wide receivers is that most are starting to convert into well-behaved heroines, shaking off their moody ethics. Before imploding into insubordinate wideouts, in New England, Randy Moss has mellowed into a primary target for Tom Brady.
Terrell Owens stopped crying and has evolved into an integral superstar in Buffalo, grabbing attention at a local airport when he arrived. And Chad Ocho Cinco is seemingly content in stabilizing Cincinnati.
With unity spreading around most teams, the Mile High City is amid turbulence and surrounded by an unhinged soap opera that has lasted longer than the Days of Our Lives. When a disgruntled Brandon Marshall indicated misery at practice, times became rocky and a ruckus developed.
The Denver Broncos punished arguably their best player with a suspension for his conduct detrimental to the team. Assuming rookie coach Josh McDaniels wants to dismiss any player that plagues fortune in his first season, their primary option is to trade Marshall.
Getting rid of a dispirited player prevents slight problems from escalating into serious problems. The Broncos situation is just like a dreadful marriage, among a couple, which will never work out if one individual in the relationship is dissatisfied.
That is exactly what McDaniels, the coaching staff and executives are experiencing in Denver, a propitious receiver who isn’t satisfied. Because of Marshall’s frustration, insisting that he was upset with the team’s misdiagnosis of a hip injury that required offseason surgery, it has produced enough tension to finally wave good-riddance.
There’s no question Marshall is an elite receiver who had 206 receptions the past two seasons, but his off-the-field misconduct is unnecessary, at a time when Denver is still rebuilding and adapting to newly acquired Kyle Orton.
Having an egregious attitude and unlawful troubles off the field, is why Denver refused to give Marshall a new contract. Ever since he asked for a long-term deal, his emotions abruptly reversed into a self-centered and arrogant receiver, who still hasn’t realized it’s about the team and not the individual.
If the Broncos trade their top diva, it won’t benefit them this season. Instead it revokes disastrous nuisance from making a season in limbo more fragile than anticipated. But dealing him isn’t easy, and is seemingly inevitable. Because his reputation comprises of distasteful humor, Marshall’s marketability is devalued from most team’s standpoints.
He’s the problem-child in the league. He’s the disappointed one. He’s the newest laughingstock.
And with problems like that, he’s obviously a risk. But there’s one team amenable to take on the dispirited receiver, optimistic they can uplift his mentality. So were the New York Jets tampering with Marshall?
After collapsing a year ago, the Jets weren’t efficient in moving the ball down the field. And with a mobile quarterback as proficient as Mark Sanchez, a speedy receiver blends to construct a lethal quarterback and receiver tandem in the tough AFC East division.
It wouldn’t be difficult to ensure that the Jets would compile more than 31.5 percent of receiving yards. Following reports from ESPN’s insider Adam Schefter, the Jets are interested in the troubled wideout, but unsure if they are willing to deal Harris.
For a moment, there were talks Marshall could reunite with former quarterback Jay Cutler in Chicago. The Bears are another team without a prolific receiver, and the Windy City seems like a perfect location to once again play alongside Cutler. Since Marshall was his favorite target, he’s familiar with his style and approach, and can quickly foster into a primary receiver and regain stardom.
Whichever team is willing to take on the indecisive Marshall, it is obvious the Broncos must trade him and it’s evident that he has no intentions in repairing a fractured relationship. Bearing with ongoing issues involving Marshall is enough to implode solidity and divide a team. And it even looks bad on McDaniels, if he fails to resolve the matter after trading off a dreary Cutler.
Holding on to a troubled player who walked as the rest of his teammates ran in pre-practice warm-ups, kicked the ball skyward, and knocked down passes instead of catching them are good explanations in trading away Marshall. He’s now the equivalent to an old Moss, Ochio Cinco and T.O., a superstar who continues to infamously wreck his reputation.
But something has to be done, with McDaniels and the Broncos controlling the leverage. That’s when you wave and say good-riddance.