The Miami Dolphins might be in full-swing with their offseason plans, but a couple of Dolphins actually played football on Sunday. Brandon Marshall did a little more than play football. He had a MONSTER game in the Pro Bowl. He grabbed 6 catches for 176 yards and 4 TDs. Congratulations to Brandon on that accomplishment. Here’s a video of his
luckiest most amazing catch of the day:
Marshall had a few interesting things to say after the game. Most notably, he credited the Pro Bowl QB’s for making his job easier. Here are a few of the comments, courtesy of the Sun Sentinel:
“Quarterbacks make it easier for me,” Marshall told a NBC sideline reporter during the Pro Bowl. “These guys are putting it in the right places and I’m making plays. It’s easy right now.”
“Down in Miami, getting a feel for different quarterbacks, had three or four of them throughout my two years there,”
Interestingly, according to the Sentinel, Marshall has already reached out to Matt Flynn and intends on reaching out to Peyton Manning if he’s released. Brandon wants to win, he’s made that pretty clear. He wants a QB that can help him and the team get there. Yes, Brandon is still a bit immature. However, in his interview on ESPN, Marshall said that he changed his flight from Hawaii so that he can return to Miami to meet with new Dolphins coach, Joe Philbin. He was originally supposed to leave Hawaii on Monday and fly to Denver. He changed his flight to Sunday night so he could meet with coaches in Miami this week. Maybe he’s maturing right before our eyes?
Paul Soliai also represented the Dolphins in the game. He didn’t register a tackle in the game. However, it might have been the last time we see Big Paul in a Dolphins helmet. Soliai is an unrestricted free agent and will likely be playing elsewhere in 2012. The Dolphins could sign him to a long term deal ($10-12 mil per season) or use their franchise tag on him again ($15 mil in 2012)…..BUT, that would account for an awful lot of the Dolphins salary cap. THAT would hinder them making a run at a free agent QB, like Peyton Manning or Matt Flynn. The Dolphins seem to be switching to a 4-3 defense, which allows them to utilize personnel the already have….and that doesn’t include Paul Soliai. I’d love to see Paul back with the Dolphins, but I just don’t see how they can do it within the confines of the salary cap. For a day at least, we were able to watch Brandon Marshall show how good he can be…and perhaps watch Paul Soliai play his last game with a Dolphins logo on his helmet.