Mr. Marshall(aka Beast),
This is a humble fans open letter to Brandon Marshall. Let me start by saying that I understand that the days when players identified themselves to their teams are long gone and its mostly a "business" now. I can accept that. It does not bother me like it used to. However, that doesn't mean the team concept no longer exists.
My request, Brandon, is that you look at your situation as a businessman would. What good will it do you to fall behind and demand trades or more money? You are making a poor business decision by doing so. Most players that want a big contract, but are denied their request prior to the upcoming season, go out and have a Hall of Fame type of year. THEN they get their huge contract or are let go where they get huge contracts anyway. You have a chance to make your mark on this franchise and its fanbase. Don't let a chance to redeem yourself pass by.
I believe in your ability, Brandon, and I want to believe in your character. You may think Bronco fans are against you, but really all we want is for you to live up to what we all hope from you. We have nothing against you getting that huge contract, but there is so much more required than just a few good seasons to landing that mega deal.
Stand up, be a leader, be a team player, and you may find that Josh McDaniels is on your side and has your best interests at heart. Be the bigger man on and off the field and you will get that huge contract you so desire, but more than that you will have the respect of your teammates and coaches along with the admiration of us fans.
I must warn you though, most of us are reaching a breaking point. Honestly, I'd rather see a team united after an offseason of upheaval than to see another round of soap opera-like drama.
Just consider this little letter to be just a bit of friendly advice from someone who wants to see you succeed, as well as, remain a Bronco for years to come. I wish you the best.
A Bronco Fan