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Marshall planning on a championship

Posted by Albert Breer  June 27, 2010 04:54 PM

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The Patriots made their offseason splash by keeping their own and stocking up with numbers in the draft. The Jets got creative, sidestepping the Final Four rules to take some risks at bargain prices.

And then you have the Dolphins, who broke the bank for a couple big names, in expensive 20-somethings Karlos Dansby and Brandon Marshall, while continuing to emphasize youth (through the draft). You can see that in the makeup of their roster now.

Will it work for Miami? Well, the Dolphins certainly think so and Marshall isn't shy about sharing his feelings. In the lead to my Sunday Notes today, Marshall is featured, and when I asked about a world title being doable in 2010 with his new team, Marshall was succinct and to the point.

"More than doable," he responded. Marshall added that “It will be the biggest year I’ve ever had. As far as wins and production, it’s going to be a big, big year".

You can read the rest by clicking through on those links. But I did want to ask him about the division he was joining, having come from the AFC West. And on that one, at least, he gave the PC answer.

"I think it's always going to be tough, no matter who the players on the other side are, who the team is," Marshall said. "It's always gonna be tough, it's never easy in this league. Every year, teams are going to be different, so you really just have to worry about yourselves. And as long as we do our best, we should be OK."

I'm already out there saying that I think that Miami is a bigger threat to the Patriots' AFC East title than the Jets are. What do you guys think? Fill it up in the comments section, and I'll tally it up tomorrow afternoon.

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