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Brandon Marshall promises his lateral passing days are over

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The NFL season is only three weeks old but we've already seen some strange and intriguing plays out on the gridiron.

From Richard Sherman's bluffed punt return on Sunday, to Eli Manning's failure to count costing the Giants a shot at victory in week one, the 2015 campaign has thrown up its fair share of surprising moments.

But Brandon Marshall's failed lateral pass during the Jets' game against the Eagles this weekend tops the lot. Unfortunately, the wide receiver has now promised the Gang Green faithful that his days of taking such risks are over.


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"I’m never going to try that again,” Marshall said on Monday, via the New York Post.

The veteran Jets star also called the play "the worst in NFL history." Whether you believe that or not, there is no doubt it was a risky option, even taking into account the fact New York were chasing the game.

Had it come off, Marshall would have been heralded as a hero. As it is, he was left facing a frosty reception from his new team's fan base.

Bright start

Even so, the former Chicago Bears star has been one of the Jets' biggest success stories in what has, despite their 24-7 reverse against Philadelphia, been a positive start to the 2015 season.

In three games, he has 272 yards and three touchdowns, and has provided a vital option for a Jets offense led by the less-than-reliable Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Although his confidence on making one-off plays appears to have been shaken, Marshall's start to this year has seen him in confident mood.

With the Jets sitting on a 2-1 record, the franchise will be hoping that can continue as they chase a playoff spot.

Jets fans: Did you back Marshall's bizarre lateral decision, and where does he rank amongst NFL receivers? Have your say in the comments below...

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