Brandon Marshall had a year some wide receivers would die for.
Marshall started 16 games and finished with 100 catches for 1,295 yards and 12 touchdowns earning Marshall his fifth Pro Bowl nod last month.
Marshall to his credit felt he had a down year, and told the “Around The League Podcast” on Tuesday that he’s going to deliver his thriller in 2014.
“I really believe I had a down year,” he said. “I didn’t have a chance to really work. I had a surgery, so that put me back, and I didn’t really like the way my game was last year. I’m going hard and I’m really going to revamp my whole game and come back a totally different player, something you guys never seen before.”
The mercurial wide receiver compared his expectations on the field to that of a recording artist or actor off the field.
“Kind of like the artist, like the musician you know how they say, ‘This next album is going to be the killer! This next album, you guys aren’t going to know anything! It’s going to be totally different! This is it!'” he said. “This is how I’m doing my game. I’m approaching it like I’m an artist.”
I suggested that Marshall is about to drop his “Thriller,” the classic Michael Jackson album known for its avalanche of No. 1 hits.
“I like it! Can we name my next season the Thriller?”