Cassius Marsh attacked the New England Patriots in a recent interview. The list of people that seem to hate the Patriots seems to get bigger every minute.
The New England Patriots signed Cassius Marsh before the beginning of the season. He wasn’t expected to fill a big role and was looked at to be a quality special teamer who would occasionally boost the pass rush.
Marsh played in 9 games and recorded 14 tackles and a sack. He wasn’t anything special as you noticed him more for his cross eyeblack than his play on the field.
Marsh was cut by the Patriots in November and signed with the San Francisco 49ers. He performed well enough there to earn a two-year extension.
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It seems like Marsh prefers being in San Francisco after his recent comments.
"“They don’t have fun there,” Marsh said. “There’s nothing fun about it. There’s nothing happy about it. I didn’t enjoy any of my time there, you know what I’m saying? It made me, for the first time in my life, think about not playing football because I hated it that much.”"
At first, this is a pretty damning statement. This guy is perfectly fine risking his future to play football. We now know the awful effects of concussions, and how CTE can affect a player’s life. According to Marsh playing for the Patriots is much worse seeing that the Patriots were the first time he thought about retiring from the game he loves. Now Marsh sort of had a case, but he then revealed that it wasn’t really the Patriots fault.
Marsh wasn’ t flexible
Marsh would later go on to talk about how the Patriots wanted him to adjust. The Patriots wanted Marsh to drop back in coverage, but Marsh wanted to focus on just being a pass rusher.
"“I confronted (Patriots coach Bill Belichick) about all the things that were going on,” Marsh said. “I won’t get into detail, but it was B.S. things they were doing. I just wasn’t a fan. And so I, basically, without asking to get cut, I kind of asked to get cut. … I had confidence that I would have an opportunity elsewhere and I would take advantage of it.”"
Now, this is all on Marsh. The “Patriot Way” is built upon the belief that the team is greater than one’s self. Marsh comes off as being selfish and not willing to sacrifice for his teammates. So maybe it is a good idea that Marsh left the team.
I’m sorry but when did it become expected that everything is rainbows and butterflies in the NFL. First off you get paid millions of dollars to play a game that we all played as kids. It is a great way to live your life. Still, when you are trying to win you have to give it your all, and sometimes that means doing things that aren’t necessarily fun. These guys dedicate their lives to the sport, but some of their complaining comes off as annoying.
People keep complaining about the New England Patriots, but once the season starts and they start winning everyone will wish they had a spot on the roster.