Broncos WR Brandon Marshall heaped praise on coach Josh McDaniels and owner Pat Bowlen.
"I'm nothing but 100 percent commitment to the Denver Broncos, to my teammates," Marshall said. "I have nothing but great things to say about Coach McDaniels, this organization. . . . Mr. B is probably one of the best owners in all of sports. Coach McDaniels . . . if it wasn't for him, the growth in me this year wouldn't be there."
So does Marshall want to return to the Broncos in 2010?
"I love my teammates, and I don't think the decision is up to me," he said. Pressed as to whether he'd want to return if it were up to him, he danced around the subject and he said he loves the team but he never provided the simple one-word answer that would have left no doubt.
And so it appears that Marshall, who admits that he was 20 minutes late for treatment on Friday and that he thereafter was told he'd be deactivated for the final game of the season, is merely trying to say all the right things in the hopes that someone else will give him the contract that the Broncos apparently aren't willing to put on the table.