The New England Patriots have been the most successful franchise in the NFL for the past two decades. One would think that such success would lead to players loving being a part of the team. That apparently wasn’t the case for Cassius Marsh.
After spending his first three years in the league with the Seattle Seahawks, Marsh started out last season with the Patriots. It was not a particularly pleasurable experience for the defensive end, who did not like the role he was being asked to play on the team nor the whole vibe around the organization.
“They don’t have fun there. 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?” Marsh said, via Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “It made me for the first time in my life think about not playing football because I hated it that much.”
Marsh added that he was so fed up with all the “B.S.” that was going down with the Patriots that he confronted head coach Bill Belichick and basically asked to get cut from the team. The Patriots mercifully agreed to end his suffering after just nine games. He recorded a single sack, 16 total tackles, and a forced fumble during his time in Foxborough.
Marsh’s distaste for what was happening within the team must have been truly horrific for him that it very nearly derailed his entire career.
Luckily for Marsh, he’s gotten his career back on track and seems a lot happier with the San Francisco 49ers. He played six games for San Francisco, who claimed him off waivers last season, and recorded two sacks, 10 tackles, and two forced fumbles.