Brandon Marshall doesn't want QBs to dance, but he's good with Cam

BY Sid Saraf • January 28, 2016

Brandon Marshall has his fingers on the pulse of today's generation of Americans. Even though he's only 31-years-old, he is wise beyond his years.

That being said, the New York Jets wide receiver doesn't want his quarterback to be cutting a rug out there.

"Listen, I don't want my quarterback dancing," Marshall said on "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" on Wednesday night. "I'm from the old school. I want my quarterback to get back in the huddle and lead us."

Now, is that taking a shot at someone like Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton? No, that's not it.

"But what we have to understand is, this is the new generation. This is what they're doing next. They're disruptive. They're disrespectful. They don't give a damn about anyone. And I kind of like it. I kind of like it.

"You've got to look at it, Odell Beckham Jr., and then you have Cam Newton, who I think is leading the way. Go back to when [Newton] was a rookie, and he said, 'Listen, I want to be an icon.' If you want to be an icon, you can't stay in the box. You have to get out of the box. You have to be disruptive."

And Newton has been somewhat polarizing this week as he told reporters that he's "an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven't seen nothing that they can compare me to."

However, Marshall doesn't believe this is a racial issue, per se.

"I am one of those guys that if I have an opinion, I'm going to say it. I guess that's why I'm on my fourth team. But when you look at it, it's a generational thing. And I just stick to that. I don't think it's racial. I just think that there's a box that we put our quarterbacks in, and we say, 'This is how you're supposed to be. This is how Peyton Manning did it, this is how Joe Montana did it, Tom Brady, so you do it the same way.'"

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