WR Brandon Marshall - New York Giants
|6-4, 230||Born: 3-23-1984||College: Central Florida||Drafted: Round 4|
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Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 15 vs MIA (11 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Brandon Marshall was a non-factor for the second straight week. Despite receiving 11 targets, Petty and Marshall failed to develop a rhythm. Granted, Petty targeted Marshall on some uncatchable passes, but the timing and trust just isn't there between these two players. Marshall did look slow on his routes and his breaks weren't as sudden as they were in the beginning of the season. Still, Marshall and Petty have two more weeks to audition for next season.
2016 Week 14 vs SF (5 / 3 / 33 / 0 rec)
As a receiver, Marshall was a non-factor for the majority of the game. He made a tough over-the-shoulder-grab for a 20-yard gain to prolong a 2nd half drive, but his timing with Petty was off. Marshall and Petty had several opportunities to make plays, but Petty's throws were either late or off-target. As a blocker, Marshall helped set the edge for some of Powell's big runs. Marshall was physical at the point of attack and did a nice job run blocking. In the fourth quarter, Marshall appeared to tweak his ankle, but played through the ailment. He had trouble breaking at the line of scrimmage and functioned as a decoy.
2016 Week 13 vs IND (8 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)
Brandon Marshall had a few bright moments with both quarterbacks. Early in the first quarter, Fitzpatrick hit Marshall on a short crossing route, and Marshall made a few nice open field moves for a 17-yard gain. In the second half, Petty and Marshall hooked up for 13 yards on 3rd-and-12. Marshall sat in zone coverage, allowed his quarterback to find him, and picked up the first down after the catch.
2016 Week 12 vs NE (9 / 6 / 67 / 1 rec)
It was the tale of two halves for Brandon Marshall. Marshall made five of his six catches in the first half, which included a 1-yard touchdown grab. Marshall's touchdown grab ended his six-game scoreless streak. Matched up against Malcolm Butler in single coverage, Fitzpatrick and Marshall maximized his size advantage by throwing the ball high and letting Marshall go get it. Outside of the touchdown grab, Fitzpatrick found soft spots in New England's deep zone. On a 3rd-and-4 play, Marshall ran a deep drag and Fitzpatrick found him for a 20-yard gain. This play set-up a Nick Folk field goal. For reasons unknown, Marshall was a non-factor in the second half. Granted, Quincy Enunwa made several big catches, but Marshall is the clear top option in this passing offense. New England opted to roll a safety over the top, but the ball was not schemed in Marshall's direction. New England made the necessary adjustments to limit Marshall's opportunities, but the offense needed to find ways to get him the ball.
2016 Week 10 vs LA (6 / 4 / 15 / 0 rec)
With Petty making his first start, a conservative game plan was called and Marshall was not given any opportunities to make big plays. It wasn't a matter of Marshall getting open; rather Petty opted to throw away from the big target. When he was targeted, Marshall settled for short four, five yard gains between the hatches. Marshall was involved on New York's only touchdown play, a hook-and-ladder play where Marshall made the initial reception and flipped the ball to Bilal Powell who ran it into the end zone.
2016 Week 9 vs MIA (9 / 6 / 45 / 0 rec)
'Frustrating' would be the best word to summarize Brandon Marshall's outing against Miami. Matched up against Byron Marshall for much of the game, Brandon Marshall had him beat time-after-time, but settled for short gains on intermediate routes. New York's offensive line had trouble passing blocking Miami's front, which limited the amount of downfield shots. Marshall was targeted twice in the red zone in the first half, but Fitzpatrick delivered two errant passes. In the first quarter, on a 3rd-and-2 play from Miami's 5-yard line, Fitzpatrick overthrew an open Marshall on a slant route, leading to a Nick Folk field goal. After the play, Marshall and Fitzpatrick were seen screaming at each other on the sideline. The situation is worth monitoring in the coming weeks.
2016 Week 8 vs CLE (9 / 4 / 68 / 0 rec)
It was the tale of two halves for Brandon Marshall. Marshall dropped his only first half target, which would have resulted in a 30+ yard gain. Fitzpatrick made a conscious effort to get Marshall involved in the second half, peppering him with targets at the line of scrimmage and also targeting him deep down the seam. Cleveland opted to play their corners off of Marshall, giving him room to work at the line of scrimmage. When asked to make plays over the middle, Marshall delivered. Marshall had a long reception of 31 yards on a deep post route against Cleveland's zone coverage. Marshall had opportunities to post a bigger stat line against Cleveland's burnable secondary, but a combination of Fitzpatrick's dismal first half effort plus the success of the rushing attack capped his output.
2016 Week 7 vs BAL (8 / 3 / 39 / 0 rec)
Brandon Marshall had a tough day against Jimmy Smith. Marshall had several opportunities to make tough catches over the middle of the field, but Marshall dropped two passes and misjudged one end zone target. Marshall's longest reception occurred on a 21-yard post deep down the middle of the field.
2016 Week 6 vs ARI (6 / 3 / 70 / 0 rec)
Brandon Marshall and Patrick Peterson engaged in three highly entertaining quarters of action. Similar to his battle with Richard Sherman, Marshall and Peterson were physical at the line of scrimmage and took turns winning against each other. Marshall got the best of Peterson on a tight drag route that resulted in a 36-yard catch and run. Peterson slipped and fell on the play, but a tight break by Marshall was the main culprit. Outside of this big play, Marshall was largely held in check as Arizona rolled the safety to his side. Marshall received one end zone target, but the ball was intercepted as Fitzpatrick tried to force the ball into double coverage.
2016 Week 5 vs PIT (15 / 8 / 114 / 1 rec)
It was a tale of two halves for Brandon Marshall. In the first half, Pittsburgh opted to deploy single coverage on Marshall and play strict man coverage on the other receivers. Marshall feasted on single coverage, using his big body to gain separation against smaller receivers. Marshall's touchdown grab happened right before the two-minute warning in the first half. Facing single coverage without safety help, Marshall ran a corner route and made a leaping catch over a smaller corner. The ball was initially tipped up, but Marshall ripped it away to complete the scoring play. In the second half, Marshall faced double coverage and was largely negated. Pittsburgh opted to take its chances against New York's other receivers, which proved to be a prudent decision. With Eric Decker missing his second straight game, defenses locked onto Marshall and forced other receivers to beat them. Marshall needs Decker to come back soon to alleviate some of the defensive pressure.
2016 Week 4 vs SEA (12 / 4 / 89 / 1 rec)
Playing without Eric Decker for the first time this season, Marshall was Fitzpatrick's first read on most pass plays. Marshall was shadowed by Richard Sherman - and the two Pro Bowlers engaged in a highly entertaining battle. Both players were physical at the line of scrimmage and took turns getting the best of each other. In the second quarter, Marshall and Fitzpatrick executed a perfectly timed back shoulder throw for a 17-yard touchdown. Marshall was able to get enough separation at the catch point and Fitzpatrick delivered a perfectly thrown ball to finish the scoring play. In the second half, Sherman would take advantage of - and ultimately win - this highly entertaining match-up. Communication breakdowns, and errant passes, resulted in two interceptions by Sherman. Without Decker, Marshall did not have a lot of help on the outside, which will likely be an issue going forward.
2016 Week 3 vs KC (10 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Suffering through some knee discomfort, Brandon Marshall gutted his way through this game. Fitzpatrick was a complete mess, which affected all of his receivers. Marshall, on the other hand, did not make things easier by dropping two passes and failing to get both feet in on an endzone target. Better days are ahead for this offense, so credit Marshall for playing through some knee discomfort.
2016 Week 2 vs BUF (9 / 6 / 101 / 0 rec)
A single play can change the complexion of an entire season and Jet fans saw their season flash before their eyes in the first half. Lined up in the slot on a red zone play, Fitzpatrick delivered a quick strike to Marshall and Marshall displayed his elite physicality and run after the catch ability. A corner attempted to a high, shoulder pad tackle and was unsuccessful. The defender hung on and resorted to grabbing his facemask to stop his trek into the end zone. Once grabbed, Marshall's body pivoted oddly and his knee bent awkwardly. At first glance, it appeared to be a serious knee injury, but Marshall walked off the field under his own power and went to the locker room. After missing a drive, Marshall re-entered the game and miraculously did not show any ill-effects of the injury. In fact, Marshall returned with a vengeance and caught a 37-yard bomb deep down the sideline. Marshall rose up, plucked the ball above an on-coming defender and registered a few yards after the catch. Marshall made a few more plays on third downs and recovered Buffalo's on-sides kick to effectively end the game.
2016 Week 1 vs CIN (8 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
'Disappointing' would be the best word to sum-up Brandon Marshall's Week 1 performance. After dealing with injuries during the pre-season, Marshall and Fitzpatrick were out of sync and missed a few opportunities for game changing plays. In the first half, Marshall received two end zone targets, one on a post route and one a corner route, but errant throws by Fitzpatrick resulted in miss opportunities. Of note, Marshall was open on the post route, but Fitzpatrick threw the ball too hard and it whizzed over Marshall's head. Marshall took a big hit after the play, but remained in the game. Late in the fourth quarter, Fitzpatrick hit Marshall in stride deep down the seam, but the ball went off his hands and fell incomplete. The opportunities were there for Marshall to score multiple touchdowns, but his timing with Fitzpatrick was off.
Latest NewsNFL | Corey Davis' toughness stands out (Sun Apr 16, 11:32 PM) - Western Michigan WR Corey Davis is a tough receiver with natural ability, according to an AFC receivers coach, and the coach said Davis reminds him of New York Giants WR Brandon Marshall without the headaches. Our View: Davis reminds some of Eric Decker (Jets) because of his toughness and ability to haul in contested catches. He won at the catch point often in college, and Davis is known as a consistent target and a quarterback's best friend. He should go off the board near the middle of the first round.
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