Although Brandon Marshall may be entering his first year with a rebuilding Oakland Raiders team, it appears he has rather high expectations moving forward.
Marshall spent the bulk of his career with the Denver Broncos. As a result, he became quite accustomed to winning early on thanks to multiple trips to the Super Bowl.
Meanwhile, Oakland ushered in some significant changes that have led to them scraping the bottom of the AFC West Division once again. It seems these low expectations do not sit well with Marshall.
According to Kyle Martin of the team’s official website, he hopes to help instill a winning culture in the Raiders’ locker room:
“I’ve won a lot,” Marshall shared during his sit down with Raiders.com. “In Denver we won a lot. I know what it takes to win, I know what kind of habits it takes to win. I know the mindset that you need to have, and the camaraderie that the team needs to have in order to win. I have experience in all of that, so I know some of the guys we brought over, Trent Brown, Antonio Brown and those guys can also attest to the winning culture. We’re going to get this thing going in the right direction.”
Marshall’s comments are almost a sigh of relief after what has transpired over the course of the 2018 NFL season. The Raiders’ decision to part ways with all of their Pro Bowl talent last year led to reports about a lack of morale in the locker room.
Fortunately, Oakland has managed to dispel this notion with a number of notable acquisitions this offseason. They are looking to cash in once again with a bevy of quality picks in the 2019 NFL Draft.
There is no question that Marshall is expected to play an integral role in the Raiders’ defense next season. Not only is he a proven championship player, but the 29-year-old still has plenty left in the tank to offer this team in the coming years.