Brandon Marshall says he blacked out after scoring rare touchdown vs. Jets

By Mike Berardino

Sun Sentinel

Published: Thursday, Dec. 16 2010 10:42 p.m. MST

DAVIE, Fla. — Brandon Marshall knows he must do better the next time he reaches the end zone after his "jump-rope" celebration against the Jets, which ended an 11-week scoring drought for the Dolphins' star receiver.

"I've got to come up with something," Marshall said Thursday night after a charity appearance at the Sheridan House. "I've been in the NFL for five years, and I haven't danced once. I'm not that type of guy. I try to think of things, but I never end up doing it."

Marshall has scored just two touchdowns this year in his Dolphins debut, but both have come against the Jets.

"I haven't been in the end zone in so long, I guess (emotion) just took over," he said. "I kind of blacked out. I don't even remember what I did."

Since becoming a full-time starter in 2007, his longest period without a touchdown had been five games, set two different times with the Broncos.

While playing for the Broncos, he once reached into a pile of snow and flung it into the air. Obviously, that's not an option in his new workplace.

"That play in the game when I scored showed the passion and the love I have for the game and the way I approach the game," he said. "Sometimes it may take me over."

More for Wake?

The Dolphins have asked the league to change a team sack against the Jets' Mark Sanchez to a full sack for linebacker Cameron Wake, already the NFL's sacks leader with 14.

Wake hit Sanchez's left arm as the ball came out on second-and-7 from the Dolphins' 43-yard-line midway through Sunday's second quarter. A ruling should be made by week's end.

A first-quarter play when Wake trapped Brad Smith behind the line in a direct-snap rollout won't be ruled a sack because Jets receivers were blocking rather than running pass routes.

Bargain rate

According to NFLPA records, the Dolphins will pay wide receiver Kevin Curtis the pro-rated veteran minimum ($755,000) on a one-year deal. That comes to a little over $133,000 for the final three games for the eight-year pro.

Curtis, by the way, confirmed he scored a 48 out of 50 on the NFL's Wonderlic exam in 2003, when he was drafted in the third round out of Utah State. He answered one question incorrectly and ran out of time on the other.

Healthy group

No changes were made to the Dolphins' injury report Thursday. Center Joe Berger (ankle), cornerback Nolan Carroll (knee) and safety Reshad Jones (rib/hamstring) practiced fully for the second straight day.

(c) 2010, Sun Sentinel. Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

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