As in any fantasy football season, there will be some disagreements on who will perform what and who will do better, ‘this guy’ or ‘that guy’. Our writers, Bill Seng and JF get to debate a few topics that will be compelling in 2011. More than ever, we encourage you to leave a comment during these point and counter point series of blogs.
In hindsight, I think the expectations were unrealistic for Brandon Marshall to follow up his strong 2009 season, when traded to the Miami Dolphins. Chad Henne was entering his second full year as a starter and they were still a running team, highlighted with ‘Wild Cat’ packages. This year the scheme and personnel differences are glaring. New offensive coordinator, Brian Daboll, has a track record of highlighting the team’s best player (Peyton Hillis in Cleveland) and the current starting running back for the Miami Dolphins is geared best for passing down duties. Head coach Tony Sparano has admitted he needs to open up the offense more and become more quick strike. Most importantly Brandon Marshall has come in, in much better shape and Henne has compiled a 93.4 QB rating in the pre-season.
I don’t like Brandon Marshall this year. For one he has Chad Henne throwing him the ball. The former Michigan Wolverine, still doesn’t look like the QB that the Dolphin’s thought they were getting in the second round of the draft. Marshall might get to the 6 touchdown total for the year but WILL NOT get close to the 1,100 receiving yards. I think it would be more around 700 to 800 yards tops. The only way he approaches 1,000 plus yard territory, is if Henne can make a significant improvement over last year and the Dolphins become more of a passing team.