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Todd Bowles Wants Brandon Marshall Under 230 Pounds by Training Camp

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Brandon Marshall revealed on social media that Jets coach Todd Bowles has asked him to lose some weight before the season gets started.

I am not sure there are many people who would be willing to join Marshall on that diet.

It might not just be about speed. Marshall is 32 years old. As a player ages, his natural athleticism starts to fade. To some extent, players can fight off the effects of Father Time by keeping themselves in top physical condition.

I am not sure the Jets necessarily need Marshall to be exactly as productive as he was a year ago, but they will need him to put up a typical Brandon Marshall season to have a successful year as a team. He is one of the most important players on the roster. If this is what prevents a decline, we'll take it.