It's funny how Bill Belichick can stay in the news without saying a word.
@BMarshall Does Belichick haunt your dreams?â Mark Doherty (@MarkDoherty7) February 17, 2016
Say nothing if true.
I own him https://t.co/Zy9f1tVgwfâ Machine Marshall (@BMarshall) February 17, 2016
In 10 games against the Patriots with the Broncos, Dolphins, Bears and Jets, Marshall has 52 receptions for 787 yards and five touchdowns. Average that across a 16-game season and Marshall has a 83/1,259/8 slash line against The Hooded One. Impressive numbers, but not much different than his career production averages.
Let's call Marshall's bravado a case of recency bias. In the Jets' most recent game against Belichick and the Pats, Marshall went off for 115 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-20 overtime win for New York.
On the flip side, Marshall's teams are just 3-7 against the Patriots. There's also the minor detail that Marshall has never even appeared in a postseason game while the Patriots and Belichick have made January football a regular occurrence in this century.
The Jets haven't appeared in the league's title game -- let alone won the damn thing -- since Joe Namath guaranteed victory in Super Bowl III nearly 50 years ago. Marshall, 31, is coming off a fantastic debut season with Gang Green, and was asked by a fan on Twitter if he was "ready to raise the Lombardi trophy over your head next season?"
Marshall's response: "Yes then I retire."