McDaniels said a warning was given to Marshall before practice on the Wednesday, letting him know that his previous behavior was not acceptable.
"His actions didn't really change after that warning," McDaniels said. "So that leads us to today, where we went ahead and followed up the warning with a suspension." The suspension came as no surprise to anyone as he had not been putting in the work that the other 79 players had been. He also had been warned by other players that his attitude was unacceptable, Daniel Graham being one of them.
Now he will miss the next few preseason games and will be fined for missing those. So it is a bit weird for a guy that didn't want to get fined for not showing up to camp now getting fined for being a upset child.
Marshall told ESPN on the Thursday night after the video was released he wasn't trying to force a trade through insubordination but that frustration got the best of him.
The question is where do the Broncos go to from here? In his two weeks off do you think Marshall will learn the playbook? And will he be ready to go when the season rolls around? At this point some people may be jumping ship or being to lose faith in Marshall and would rather see him go. Marshall clearly has not grown up and hasn't shown anyone why he deserves that fat contract he wants. He would be better served to work hard and put in a good season then not.
Here is how I see this playing out. Since he has been suspended I highly doubt he will be traded before the season starts. So saying that he will be a Bronco this year whether he likes it or not. He will probably not be ready to go as the season rolls around so he may miss a few reps. But he is a good player and will put together a good season, where the Broncos will either say good bye or try to resign him. If not he will probably get the franchise tag.
What I don't understand is why Marshall doesn't realize that he won't get his pay day at the start of the season with his history. He will get his pay day at the end of the season in the form of three things. Free Agency, Resigning with the Broncos or the Franchise tag. And if he works hard and has a big season that just makes the deal that much better. So why doesn't Marshall see this?
Or is there something Marshall knows that he is not letting anyone know about? Does he know that his hip is not 100% or he has lost a step because of it? Or is there some off field issue he is worried about? This could explain why he is working so hard to get a deal now, since he knows that a full NFL season would expose his problems?
So I will open it to the fans what do you think and where is this going, is Marshall in for a surprise?