Over the last several days, there have been a number of posts here on MHR regarding the Marshall "holdout," for lack of a better term. Included in those posts, and in discussions relating to those posts, are possible reasons for why the situation may be occurring. Thoughtful discussion has occurred regarding Marshall's displeasure with how his hip injury was treated by the Bronco's medical staff last year as well as the upcoming issues with the CBA set to expire.
MHR has been a wealth of information, from people who aren't paid to write about sports and have full-time jobs of their own, regarding why Marshall may not be attending the mini-camp.
Then comes this five sentence "story" from Klis on the Denver Post website tonight (Saturday, 6/13/09). Included in the "wealth" of information is this sentence:
Marshall met Friday afternoon with Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, but apparently the star receiver wasn't satisfied enough with that conversation to return.
That's the extent of the "story" from a paid sports writer in a major media market! No quotes from anybody regarding the situation and no backstory or context regarding possible issues and the reasons Marshall may not be at camp. There's not even an acknowledgment that Marshall's absence may possibly be tolerated, but not approved, and the team is looking forward to having him back for Training Camp. Zip, zero, nada, nuttin.
Did Klis talk to Bowlen, Marshall or ANYONE about the conversation? He doesn't have a single quote, but sans quotes or anything else, he writes Marshall "wasn't satisfied" with the conversation and THAT'S why he isn't attending camp.
It is sloppy/lazy journalism like this that makes me appreciate MHR in a huge way! I've said it before and I'll say it again... I can't find in-depth analysis and "reporting" anywhere in our "big city major media" like I find here at MHR about the Broncos.
I love this place. 'Nuff said, except why do I keep reading those "professional writers" at that other rag?