After struggling to hold on to the football Sunday versus Jacksonville, Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall has spent this week carrying a football around the team’s training facility.
“Ball security is job security, yours and mine,” Marshall said. “That’s a famous quote by D.J. McCarthy, my wide receivers coach from college.”
It is a quote that stayed with Marshall and was relayed to the media Thursday. As much as Marshall was joking, he also wasn’t. He does not want to fumble again and has thought long and hard about what he can do to prevent it.
“I went back and thought about some things,” Marshall said. “It’s not hard. Last year, I had a successful year. I only put the ball on the ground once and we didn’t lose it. You know that’s what makes me. I’m kind of eating those words right now. All I have to do is focus on holding the ball tight. Actually in that game (vs. Jacksonville) I kind of just dropped the ball and no one touched it. I was just trying to get in the end zone. I stiffed armed him (the defender) and I just dropped the ball.”