Todd Bowles needs to have a long talk with him #nyj Dan Leberfeld

Brandon Marshall is a terrific player, but it seems like every week he’s creating news with something he says.

Whether it’s describing the Jets’ season as a soiled diaper on Showtime, or talking about his contract on the radio.

“People need to get away from me due $7.5 million,” Marshall said on WFAN. “Get away from my salary. That’s underpaid. Any team should be happy to have me for $7.5 million.”

This is after saying late in the season he might be willing to take a pay cut (which also made news).

There is a reason Bill Belichick muzzles his players. Players creating news with things they say is a distraction. True, Sheldon Richardson isn’t exactly a choir boy, but he clearly got sick of all of Marshall’s talk. And if you think he’s alone, you are kidding yourself.

As Bill Belichick always says, “Do your job!”

As life coach Stephen Covey likes to say, “Keep the main thing the main thing.”

Marshall is a heck of a football player, but it’s time for him to be 100 percent about football, and less about being a quote machine.

He needs to take his own advice.

“I think last year the whole Fitz situation took a lot out of me,” Marshall told the New York Post today at the Super Bowl. “I think that was something that made me realize I need to focus on myself and football. I need to do my job. My job is to be a wide receiver. Going into this offseason, that’s all I want to do is be a football player. I’m getting out of the front office department.”

And he also needs to get out of the “broadcast department” until after he retires from football. All this talk is bad for the Jets’ football culture. There is no way around it.

Todd Bowles needs to show some leadership on his issue and have a long talk with his star receiver.

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