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When you make $9.5 million a year, you don’t need to pay for taxis - just ask Brandon Marshall

DOLPHINS' MARSHALL BRIEFLY DETAINED OVER FARE
www.sfltimes.com

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall was handcuffed and briefly detained by Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies after he was accused of fleeing to evade paying a $142 cab fare…Peterson Pierre, a driver for Miami Springs Taxi Company, picked him up at the resort and, after first going to Miami International Airport, they eventually ended up at the Fort Lauderdale airport. “He didn’t know where he wanted to go,” Pierre told South Florida Times on Monday. “When I woke him up and told him he had to pay, he said he wasn’t and started arguing for me to take him home.”...He entered the airport lobby and then Pierre saw him leave through a different exit and jump into another cab…McGuire said Marshall “was simply getting someone to help translate.”

"McGuire" would be Brandon's agent Kennard - you know, the same guy who advised Peyton Hillis not to play because he had a sore throat.

Did Tebow’s success lead to Del Rio’s ouster in Jacksonville?

A Counterfactual History Of Tim Tebow As A Jacksonville Jaguar
deadspin.com

A popular storyline goes that Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver got fed up with watching Jacksonville’s native son win in Denver while the Jags’ callow quarterback, Blaine Gabbert, stunk it up. Weaver, who sold the team on the same day that he gave Del Rio the boot, had other reasons to dismiss the coach, like the fact that he’s the only coach in NFL history to serve for nine years without winning a division title. But the Tebow story is more interesting and probably at least partially true.

Jeremy Stahl says No, emphatically.

Tim Tebow and Nick Novak walk into a bar

Peebowing.com
www.peebowing.com

/pē/ - /bō/ - /iNG/

Verb: Randomly peeing on things in public. Like Nick Novak does. It helps if a friend holds a towel for you.

h/t Deadspin

All Tim Tebow does is win, and sing about it (we wish)

VIDEO: Tim Tebow, 'All I Do Is Win'
eye-on-football.blogs.cbssports.com

h/t @PTRagonetti

Jay Cutler, still unwilling to look off his first read

Kristin Cavallari Has Finally Accepted Jay Cutler’s Second Offer Of Marriage
deadspin.com

Breathe, everyone. We’ll all be safe here. Cut-Cav 4eva.

RIP Chester McGlockton, 1969-2011

Chester McGlockton dies at 42
espn.go.com

Chester McGlockton, a four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders who played 12 seasons in the NFL, died early Wednesday morning. He was 42. The announcement was made by Stanford University, where McGlockton was in his second season as a defensive assistant.

People said he (no, not him) couldn’t…

Under-the-radar coaches have teams rising (mostly) from obscurity
www.cbssports.com

People said he couldn’t win with Tim Tebow as his quarterback; that all he was doing by playing the former Florida star was allowing Tebow to demonstrate why he can’t make it in the NFL. Yeah, sure, and 6-foot quarterbacks like Drew Brees can’t, either. It’s not just that Fox had the courage to make the move; it’s what he did with it. After the Broncos were shredded at home by Detroit, he decided he could keep losing with Tebow in a conventional offense or tailor his attack to suit his quarterback’s unique skills.

If these qualify as “small” contributions…

Miller's small contributions having big impact on Broncos
www.nfl.com

Whether Miller realized it or not, he did have a major impact on the missed attempt. It was his effort (by tackling Mike Tolbert in the backfield) that added 4 yards more onto Novak’s 53-yard kick…Miller’s play was called “single strong,” and it called for the rookie to blitz from the outside…Miller’s outlook on the play actually symbolizes his effort this season: He is simply going about his business with no desire to take the credit…Miller isn’t just one of the best rookies this year—he’s one of the best defensive players overall.

Von Miller, Defensive Player of the Year?

Race for Rookie of the Year: Miller by a Mile
www.profootballfocus.com

In fact, there’s a legitimate case to be made that Miller, the all-around excellent player specializing in terrorizing quarterbacks, is the Defensive Player of the Year…He not only has the most QB knockdowns of any player (11 sacks and 18 hits), he also leads all 4-3 OLB’s with his +19.3 run defense grade. Throw in a positive grade in coverage, and I’m asking myself one question. If he’s this good already, how good will he be with a full offseason under his belt? Note to everyone voting for rookie of the year, if your ballot doesn’t read Von Miller (with some exclamation marks) then you have failed football.

What happens at SAFaMH…lights up your backyard?

Neighbors not happy about 'mini Las Vegas' at Mile High
www.9news.com

Some neighbors living near Sports Authority Field at Mile High are concerned about a proposal to place three large bright logos on the side of the stadium. The Sports Authority logos are about 10 feet tall and 120 feet wide. People who live near the stadium say the logos will be too distracting and make their community look like a “mini Las Vegas.” On top of that, the logos will be lit up at all hours of the night.

h/t RSH