Brandon Marshall on Bill Belichick: 'I own him'

It's funny how Bill Belichick can stay in the news without saying a word.

On Tuesday, the Patriots coach came up in a Twitter Q&A between fans and Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

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.

In other Twitter news, Marshall could become the next NFL star to abruptly hang up his cleats, but he'll have to pull off the near impossible first: Lead the Jets to a Super Bowl victory.

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."

Jets fans would be sad to see Marshall go, but they'd surely take the trade-off after decades of pain.

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