Raiders LB Brandon Marshall ready to prove his worth ‘every day’
Oakland Raiders linebacker Bradon Marshall didn’t get the long term deal he wanted in free agency, and that has put a chip on his shoulder. Last season with the Denver Broncos Marshall dealt with a knee injury, and it hurt his effectiveness.
This year he is finally healthy, and in an interview with The Athletic, he said he is ready to prove that he still has a lot to give.
“I want nothing more. I want nothing more. You know, I just, I want to be able to prove my worth, and I’m on a new team, so I can’t expect them to say, “OK, this is B-Marsh. We know what he can do.” Nah, I’ve got to prove it every day. And that’s what I plan on doing. I got to get over these mental hurdles. So that’s why today is big.
Marshall admits that even during offseason training his knee was bothering him a bit which hurt his technique, but he is now playing pain-free.
[Thursday] is day five. I haven’t missed a practice yet. I’ve been bad at my technique a little bit, because I was babying the knee and I was hesitant. So today I felt good. I was just pushing through. So I’m just going to keep going.”
Marshall is expected to be a vital part of the Raiders defense, and he has made it clear that he would like to earn a second contract in Oakland (or Las Vegas.) He is taking it day by day, but it seems he is back on track to having a big season.