Brandon Marshall Is Showing His Commitment To The Miami Dolphins

Miami Dolphins star WR Brandon Marshall may do some questionable things every once in a while, but this isn't one of them.

Marshall told the Denver Post that he will only be taking two weeks off this offseason before he starts preparing for next year because he was upset at how badly the Miami Dolphins did last season.

He also said that he isn't considering trying out for an NBA team anymore if there is a lockout. He probably wouldn't have even come close to making a team anyways, but it is good to hear that he is putting that distraction aside.

I am very pleased to hear that Marshall is going to be preparing early after last season's disappointment. With the exception of his rookie year where he only started one game, last year was the worst year of his career. He put up less receptions (86), yards (1,014), and touchdowns (3) than any other year except his rookie year.

Admittedly, that wasn't all Marshall's fault. Chad Henne wasn't exactly the best man to throw it to him, but Marshall did drop a good number of very catch-able passes.

To some of you, two weeks off sounds like a normal vacation period, but I promise you, it isn't for NFL players. I am willing to bet that 75% (or more) of NFL players take more time off than just two weeks. The NFL season is a very grueling one that takes a toll on players' bodies. It probably takes a minimum of two weeks just for most NFL players to fully recover, and then they would likely want to go on vacation after recovering.

Marshall's determination excites me, because it shows that he is still passionate and wants to do well. The extra work he does will pay off during the season, and it is good to know that he is still committed to the Miami Dolphins after they weren't able to give him a good enough offense to succeed.

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