Brandon Marshall has been in the NFL for 12 years, a wealth of experience that rarely leaves him rattled. The New York Giants wide receiver saying that his team’s Week 1 ineptitude moving the ball against the Dallas Cowboys is nothing they can’t get over.
In turn, he also says that his relationship with his quarterback is just fine.
Rarely utilized in the passing game of what was the Giants 19-3 loss in Dallas, Marshall was targeted four times but had just one catch for 10 yards. All part of a Giants offense that had some severe struggles against last year’s NFC East champions.
It wasn’t a great start to his Giants career for Marshall, signed this offseason as a free agent after being released by the New York Jets.
And given the rocky relationship that Marshall has had with quarterbacks in the past (and vice versa), it appears that everything is steady with Eli Manning so far.
“We are not in marital counseling, so that’s good. Our relationship is great. It’s not rocky,” Marshall said on Thursday. “Usually they say the first two-three years of marriage is tough, but so far so good. We are still in that honeymoon phase, so that’s good.”
There is good news for the Giants though as wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. could be back, a welcome sign for the Giants ahead of a Monday night game against the Detroit Lions.
Beckham was the Giants leading receiver a year ago and missed Week 1 with an injury. It is unlikely he could have helped an offense that was so flat and if he was able to play he probably would be unable to dramatically turn things around but there’s no denying that he is a special talent.
“Yeah, it was cool. It’s always good to have him out there,” Marshall said. “He’s a phenomenal player and he also brings a lot of energy in the meeting rooms and on the field. So, definitely good to have him out there.”