“The Patriot Way is extremely impressive,” Marsh told Tom Segura, the host of 2 Bears, 1 Cave. “They work day in and day out. Their work ethic over there, what they instill, is pretty legendary. But they also treat players like crap.”
“You don’t have like…. You don’t have a lunch, period,” he continued. You get there and you have to make time to eat in between meetings. And they’re like five to ten minute periods where I would literally go scoop food and put it in a cup and just crush it real quick before I got to the next meeting. It’s just like there’s no B.S. There’s no fun.”
Marsh, who is entering his eighth NFL season as a defensive edge, spent a brief stint with the Patriots in 2017 (nine games). Marsh would seem more and more frustrated every week with his usage, and just seemed quite lost before playing just two snaps in a game against the Oakland Raiders and getting cut by New England days later. He then admitted that he tried to get himself cut.
“Over there, nobody says anything publicly, because they’ve won so many championships,” Marsh remarked. “You don’t want to upset the fanbase, because after you win a Super Bowl, you can get paid for signings in New England for the rest of your life because you’re a Super Bowl champ. So, it was funny when I did that article, a lot of the players thanked me for making it public on how bad they treat guys.”
Before you jump to conclusions, note that Marsh is someone who, from afar doesn’t seem like he has the greatest work ethic. Through his seven seasons, the defensive end has been with seven different teams and has been with four different teams in the past two seasons. Not only that, but it’s not like Marsh is the greatest player either — he spent 2020 on three different teams while not even recording a sack.
That also doesn’t mean nearly everyone thinks the same way, but Asante Samuel and Kenny Moore have said similar things when it comes to what Marsh said in the past.
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