Brandon Marshall has never wanted for confidence, at least not outwardly. So when he was asked Tuesday on NFL Network’s “NFL AM” show about himself as a wide receiver, he didn’t go in for false modesty.
Marshall allowed that “numbers don’t lie” so Calvin Johnson had to be considered the top wide receiver in the NFL. Sort of. Marshall put Jeffery ahead of himself in discussing wide receivers, briefly and only to a point.
“I say this humbly, if I had to build an organization, the first receiver I’m going to pick is myself,” Marshall said. “I have that much confidence in myself.”
Without alluding directly to problems with his hip that affected him at times last season, Marshall predicted his best season ever in 2014 because of health and receivers coach Mike Groh.
And Jeffery. Host Mark Kriegel challenged Marshall on whether there was a better NFL receiver tandem than Jeffery and Marshall. Easy (humble) answer.
“I say this humbly: I don’t think so,” Marshall said. “We work so hard and we have great coaches around us. Coach Groh does an amazing job coming over from Alabama, from a college team to the pro league and really making a tremendous transition. He’s really pushing us every single day, he’s putting us in uncomfortable situations to make us better.
“You would think as a nine-year pro that ‘you got it’ – I don’t, and I love that about coach that he can bring out more. Honestly I really believe with the year under Groh that I’m going to have a better year next year – my best year ever.”