Written by Luis Sung | Twitter: @FLSportDebater
It was never a secret that Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall and Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne weren't exactly friends during their time together in aqua and orange.
But now in a recent interview with local Miami media, Marshall has come out and said that the reason they failed to make waves in the NFL during his time in Miami was because of their shortcomings at the quarterback position.
“On the football field I think that we were a quarterback away from having a team,” he said. “I think our defense were studs. I think offensively maybe we were missing a piece on the line but Davone Bess, Brian Hartline, myself, Reggie Bush, I really thought we had a young group of guys that really could have done some special things if we can’t together but unfortunately we didn’t have that opportunity.”
Marshall had his own share of problems however during his Dolphins tenure. He often found himself getting in trouble off the field for various things, and in June of 2011, Marshall was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, which may have been the cause for his instability.
Now as a member of the Chicago Bears where he was reunited with the quarterback he played with in Denver (Jay Cutler), Marshall has been taking several steps towards dealing with his disorder, as well as having what he calls a spiritual transformation. Since that time, Marshall has become a model citizen and a symbol of redemption.
Marshall also credits part of his life's turnaround to being traded to Chicago in the first place, and while he was surprised to learn he'd been traded, he took it in stride.
“I was surprised,” he said, “but I was happy at the same time once Jeff Ireland told me where I was going. I thought it was best for me and my family.”
Marshall wasn't the player he is now while he was in Miami, whether that was because of his own personal problems or because of the quarterback throwing him the football is debatable. Most likely it's a mixture of both. We all are happy to see that Marshall has turned his life completely around since then, but I'm sure we all wish we could still have him in aqua and orange while he did it.
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