For Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall, there is one specific goal for Monday’s matchup against the New York Jets.
No, not winning.
It’s to “get kicked out in the second quarter.” he told reporters. No, seriously. He wants to get ejected.
In speaking to the Media, Marshall said he wants to play like a “monster.”
“I’m not joking. I’m serious. They want to fine me, hit me with a $50,000 fine. I’m going to play. The quarter and a half I’m out there, I’m going to play like a monster. I might get into a fight with Bart Scott. [Antonio] Cromartie, we pretty much matured our relationship a little bit. We used to fight in Denver and San Diego. If that happens, it happens. We’ll see.”
Apparently, a team official twice tried to end the interview, but Marshall wasn’t being disturbed.
“I think the past four games have been tough for me, trying to control some things, and, hey man, I’m just going to let it out,” he said.
“I don’t care if I have two, three cameras on me. I don’t care if I have penalties. It doesn’t matter; I’m going to let it all out. I don’t care what you guys write or what the commentators say. I’m just going to play football. That’s what I’m best at. I’m best when I play emotional. I’m best when I play with passion. You guys are going to see that on Monday Night Football. I don’t know if it’s throwing a football 15 yards in the bleachers, or getting a 15-yarder [penalty], or punting the ball and getting thrown out of the game. But something is going to happen. I’ll probably get kicked out after the second quarter.”
Not sure if these comments have anything to do with Marshall being diagnosed with borderline personality disorder over the summer, a WR trying to deflect pressure off an 0-4 team, or are just an indication of his true feelings. In any event, it should be an interesting second quarter Monday Night.