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Brandon Marshall says he wants to 'play like a monster'

October 14, 2011 | 10:18 am

Miami Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall has a goal.

It's to "get kicked out in the second quarter," he told reporters. Four times.

The age-old adage that everyone and their mother must have a goal should be qualified -- perhaps the word "good" should precede "goal."

The two-time Pro Bowl selection added that he wants to play like a "monster."

When asked if he's kidding, Marshall said: “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.”

A team official twice tried to end the interview, but Marshall reportedly continued on with a calm and cool demeanor.

“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.”

Marshall, 27, leads the Dolphins with 22 catches for 313 yards and one touchdown. Over the summer, he told the public that he had been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder.

“Obviously, he was kidding … 50% kidding,” Dolphins Coach Tony Sparano said of Marshall's newest goal.


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Photo: Brandon Marshall. Credit: Gregory Bull / Associated Press.