Marshall talks about Jones

August, 14, 2008
8/14/08
2:05
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Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

 
 AP Photo/David Zalubowski
 Brandon Marshall arrived at practice with something extra Thursday.

Courtesy of the Denver Broncos' PR department, we have comments from receiver Brandon Marshall, who explains his antics with Dallas cornerback Adam Jones over the past two days.

Marshall also addressed the intensity of the morning practice, which was clearly more fiery than the first two workout with Dallas. Cowboys' offensive tackle Flozell Adams and Denver defensive tackle Marcus Thomas got into a brief skirmish.

Here are Marshall's comments:

On the Broncos' morning practice

"As a team we had a little drop off, but you know that's part of playing in the National Football League. We just got to be more consistent."

On competing against Dallas CB Adam Jones

"Man, I won today."

On his message to CB Adam Jones on the back of his pads during morning practice

"Basically, I said yesterday that '21 is no Champ (Bailey).' I thought about it for a moment [Thursday] that since he's changed his name back to Adam he's not even Pacman. He's not even as good as Pacman used to be, but it's all in fun. I explained to him that he needed to spice it up because I'm winning right now."

On his intensity during practice against Dallas

"I'm aiming for perfection, and today I had a little drop off. I had a few dropped balls and that's not like me. I was kind of upset with myself. I'm always trying to have a Pro Bowl day every day, and today is not one of those days."

On the high intensity overall from both sides of the ball

"Yesterday was a little buddy-buddy system going on, but today was more intense and more physical. We got after it today and it was pretty even."

On doing one-on-one drills during practice

"Well, when you see Peyton Manning come out and he sees different coverages, whether it's press or off coverage, he changes it up. As a defensive back in the NFL, you make your money doing press coverage. So I said, 'Let's go deep.' We went deep. We went 100 percent going deep against Pacman Jones -- I mean, Adam. Sorry. And we won."

On competing against Dallas CB Adam Jones

"It's exciting to be able to go against someone else and to be able to go out and compete against another team. You got to motivate yourself a little more when you wake up every day going against the same guy. Today felt like game day a little bit."

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ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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