Tag: Brandon Marshall

Giants’ Brandon Marshall intends to retire in two years

The clock is officially ticking for Brandon Marshall.

The Giants wide receiver on Saturday revealed he intends to play just two more years before retiring from football.

“It’s two years,” Marshall said at the Health and Fitness Expo at MetLife Stadium, via NJ.com. “I just decided that last week. Two years, get my Super Bowl, have a little bit more fun, and then change the world in the mental health space.”

Still, Charles holds no ill will against the Chiefs, despite signing with division rival Denver on Tuesday.

“I won’t be against Kansas City,” he said. “That sounds crazy, man. I would never be against Kansas City, because at the end of the day, they gave me my chance here. Without them, I wouldn’t be able to show them what I can do. Right here was my first opportunity, my first dream to play in the NFL and everything started here. I wish I could have finished out, but God had a different plan for me, and I’m just excited for the next chapter.”

“I definitely think we have a team that’s going to be in position to win a Super Bowl,” Marshall said. “It’s extremely hard to win a Super Bowl. I’ve been in the league for 12 seasons now on some really good football teams, some really great organizations, and I haven’t been to the playoffs. That tells you how hard it is to make the Super Bowl. So I don’t throw that around lightly.”

Marshall, 33, had his best season in 2015 during his first year with the Jets, with 109 catches for 1,502 yards and a league-leading 14 touchdown receptions. He then logged 59 catches, the lowest since his rookie season, for 788 yards and three scores last season. Still, the 11-year veteran’s 168 receptions were 63 more than any other Jets receiver over that span.

nike_steelers_318

No Comments

Categories: Pittsburgh Steelers

Tags:

NFL won’t fine players who wore 9/11 tribute cleats

A handful of NFL players wore patriotic cleats on the 15th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and in a move that isn’t necessarily consistent with the league’s typical approach, they will not be fined by the NFL, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Tennessee Titans linebacker Avery Williamson, New York Giants wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing and Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee all wore cleats to honor 9/11 victims and first responders during their respective games on Sunday. Falcons receiver Julio Jones wore similar cleats during warmups.

The NFL consistently fines players for uniform elements that don’t fit within the guidelines of the NFL’s strict dress code.

“I just felt like I got so much support across the country, and especially when the New York and New Jersey police unions said that they would pay my fine, that really meant a lot,” Williamson told reporters on Sunday, “I felt like if I didn’t wear them, I just wouldn’t have felt good about it. I felt like I had to do that, just for myself and to represent the people that were lost and the people that do their jobs every day to protect us. I feel like it was just a duty.”

Had Williamson been fined, Titans head coach Mike Mularkey had said he was willing to pay the fine on Williamson’s behalf.

Williamson will auction off the cleats, along with a meet and greet, two VIP tickets to a Titans game and a signed jersey. The proceeds will benefit Operation Warrior Wishes, a nonprofit that provides NFL game day experiences to wounded veterans.

Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz plan to wear special 9/11 cleats for today’s season opener. pic.twitter.com/mt8uciDJ41

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 11, 2016
The NFL has been unflinchingly rigid in its enforcement of the dress code, and has previously drawn criticism for uniform fines. In 2013, then-Chicago Bears receiver Brandon Marshall was fined for wearing green shoes to highlight Mental Health Awareness week.

Washington couldn’t get out of its own way Monday night, and the Steelers capitalized on that, locking up the win.

Rams sticking with Keenum. Jared Goff must be really bad if they’re not willing to try someone else after that performance.

Kevin Harlan had an amazing call on the man running on the field during Monday Night Football. A fan, possibly drunk, ran on the field during the 49ers-Rams season opener. Harlan offered up spectacular play-by-play.