WR Brandon Marshall does not believe the Giants' young receivers would have gone to party in Miami following their Week 17 victory over the Redskins had he been a member of the team at the time.
"You know what? No, it doesn't happen," Marshall said on NFL Network's 'Good Morning Football' Thursday morning. "Well, I can't say that. Everyone is different. But I would have been against that, and partly because of my pains, right? I've been in the league so long and I've never made the playoffs. so for me, I'm a guy … I'm in year 11 (in that scenario), and I'm all-in, because I know this opportunity doesn't come around often. But then you have younger guys."
Marshall followed that comment up with an explanation of how a younger football star might think differently that a veteran in such situations.
"See, when I was younger, when I first got in the league, the first couple years, it was about me proving that I could play in the NFL," said Marshall. "And then once you prove that, then it's like, 'Oh, you can make money' … Then after that it's like, 'Oh, we're supposed to win here, right?' And that was the process for me."
"So these guys are young, and they're studs and they'll get it," Marshall continued. "But for me, I'm just at a different place in my life, so I would have been against it. But I don't think it had anything to do with their performance on Sunday."
Odell Beckham and Sterling Shepard, two of the receivers on the trip, each dropped two early passes that helped deter a strong start by the Giants in their playoff loss to the Packers.