The Patriot Way has proved itself to be an elite program that won 6 Super Bowls. But former Patriot Cassius Marsh says that he didn’t enjoy his time in Foxborough. And a lot of it had to do with how Bill Belichick treated his players.
Cassius Marsh spent only 9 games on the New England Patriots roster. But that didn’t stop him from talking dirt on one of the greatest dynasties in NFL history. The Seahawks traded Marsh to New England after 3 seasons, who eventually cut him after only 9 games on the roster.
Cam Newton said that Bill Belichick is a fun guy. But Marsh had other things to say.
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Cassius Marsh says the Patriots treat players like crap.
Marsh spoke about his brief tenure in New England on the “2 Bears, 1 Cave” podcast with Tom Segura.
“The Patriot Way is pretty, it’s extremely impressive. Like, they work day in and day out, their work ethic over there, what they instill is pretty legendary. But they also treat players like crap,” Marsh stated.
“They don’t, you don’t have like — you don’t have a lunch, period,” Marsh said. “You get there and you have to make time to eat in between meetings. And they’re like 5-10 minute periods where I would literally go scoop food and put in in a cup and like just crush it real quick before I got to the next meeting. It’s just like there’s no … no B.S. There’s no fun.”
Oh my god former Patriot Cassius Marsh is unleashing a “You can’t skip lunch” bit in real life. pic.twitter.com/tk0OfFIa8o
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“Dude, OK. So [laughing]. Yo, so, imagine like, oh man … imagine you’re working like a 9 to 5, and like, everybody’s at like a team meeting, right? And it’s almost in like a school assembly, OK?”
“And the dude who walks in is like the CEO and he’s like an old dude who you know just plays no games. So like when he walks in, it’s dead quiet. Like … everything stops. All phones get put away. All laughter, any type of little chit-chat, done. K?”
“Nobody plays around with Bill. I mean … nobody plays with Bill for the most part,” Marsh said. “So he walks in there and then he comes up to like a podium and he addresses the team for like 45 minutes to an hour every morning. ”
“He talks about the GM’s history, talks about the team’s history, talks about defensive, offensive coordinator’s history, the way that they used to run their defense, the way that they run their defense now, the history of all of the coaches.”
“If you piss off Bill, you’re done,” he said.
Marsh also compared his time in Seattle to that in New England.
“I also came from Seattle, which is like, fun, family, we shoot hoops before every meeting and it’s a competition every day,” Marsh said. “We’re riding scooters from meeting to meeting. Super fun, family, college vibes.”