Wednesday's Morning Mashup: Jets WR Brandon Marshall 'got into it with a teammate' after loss to Patriots

October 28, 2015 - 3:43 am

Welcome to Wednesday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire. WEDNESDAY'S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: World Series: Mets at Royals, 8:07 p.m. (Fox; WEEI-AM) NBA: 76ers at Celtics, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE) NBA: Spurs at Thunder, 8 p.m. (ESPN) NBA: Timberwolves at Lakers, 10:30 p.m. (ESPN) NHL: Penguins at Capitals, 8 p.m. (NBCSN) NHL: Predators at Sharks, 10:30 p.m. (NBCSN) MLS playoffs: Revolution at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. (CSNNE Plus) AROUND THE WEB: [caption id="attachment_37134" align="alignright" width="150"] Brandon Marshall[/caption] -- The Patriots' 30-23 victory over the Jets on Sunday ended with New York receiver Brandon Marshall failing to line up properly, causing his team to incur a game-ending penalty for illegal procedure. Apparently that did not sit well with at least one teammate. During an appearance on Showtime's "Inside the NFL," Marshall said he "got into it" with a fellow Jet after the game. Marshall was making a comparison to the situation in Dallas, where Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy exchanged words -- and shoves -- with an assistant coach and a couple of teammates Sunday. "There's a lot of testosterone," Marshall said. "I mean, you put so much into the week, you know, you get disappointed and you get frustrated in those moments. This Sunday I got into it with a teammate, but we got in the locker room, we talked it out and we love each other." This might not be a big deal except for the fact that Marshall has a history of off-field issues during previous stints with the Dolphins, Broncos and Bears. He reportedly was traded from Chicago last season after berating a teammate to the point where other Bears had to intervene. To his credit, Marshall -- who also dropped a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter Sunday -- did not shy away from his mistake, tweeting after the game: My A** should be walking back to New York. How you bounce back after moments like this produce CHAMPIONS or CHUMPS.. . #jets And Marshall said he understands how he's perceived by the public and the media and how that affects his treatment -- something Hardy apparently has not yet figured out. "Every game I know there's going to be two or three cameras in my face. Why? Because I'm a high-emotion guy and because of my history. I am aware," Marshall said on "Inside the NFL." "When I look at Greg and how he's handled himself, on the field and in the locker room, I see a guy that is not aware." -- Jason Pierre-Paul is back with the Giants, agreeing to a one-year deal reportedly loaded with incentives that will give him a chance to prove he still can produce despite losing a finger in a fireworks accident over the summer. The two-time Pro Bowler also suffered damage to his thumb and burned his hand. He had been rehabbing and working out in Florida prior to his return. "I'm getting ready to do what I have to do," Pierre-Paul said. "I've been training down in South Florida with my trainer. Every day, I got up at 7:30 and lifted weights, I've been doing what I have to do to stay in football shape." Added the 26-year-old defensive end: "I'm just here to help the team out. I'm blessed to play the game, and I'm excited about the opportunity to play again." Coach Tom Coughlin is eager to get Pierre-Paul under the treatment of the team's medical staff and have him work his way back into the lineup. "It is just good to have Jason back in our building," Coughlin said. "You can feel his energy and his desire to overcome what he has had to endure since July. His spirit is undeniable, and he is anxious to get to work with [defensive line coach] Robert Nunn and [defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo], as well as our medical and strength and conditioning people." -- Royals starter Edinson Volquez pitched six strong innings against the Mets in Tuesday's Game 1 of the World Series, and apparently it was not until after the game that he learned his father had died earlier in the day. "It was just, you know, it was sad, a sad situation," Royals manager Ned Yost said after Kansas City's 5-4 win in 14 innings. "You find out an hour before the game that your starting pitcher's father passed away, and it was hard. But again, you wanted to honor the family's wishes, and they requested, 'Don't tell Eddie. Let him go out and pitch Game 1 of the World Series.' " Daniel Volquez was 63 and working as a mechanic in the Dominican Republic when he died of heart failure. Edinson left the locker room with his family after the game. "I could tell he was devastated," fellow pitcher Jeremy Guthrie said. "I had never seen him like that before. He was very subdued, very quiet. I could tell he was in a lot of emotional pain." Added first baseman Eric Hosmer: "Your heart goes out to Volquez and his whole, entire family. The way he went out there and battled for us, you hate to hear news like that. But it's another angel above watching us, behind us the whole way." ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Oct. 28, 1958, which Red Sox player was named Comeback Player of the Year after finishing second in the American League with a .322 average? QUOTE OF THE DAY: "This about our rights in the collective bargaining agreement. That's all it is. We filed this litigation initially to reinforce the fact we had this right in our collective bargaining agreement. We had a decision from Judge Berman. We disagree with it. That is what the appeals courts are for. I'm not spending any time on this issue, but it is important for us to know what we bargained for and what we agreed to in our collective bargaining agreement and make sure that those processes that are agreed to in our collective bargain agreement are followed." -- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, on the league's appeal of Tom Brady's overturned Deflategate suspension STAT OF THE DAY: 8 -- Consecutive games -- every contest this season -- with a point for Bruins forward David Krejci, who scored two goals in Tuesday's 6-0 rout of the Coyotes 'NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): In Game 1 of the World Series, Alcides Escobar leads off for the Royals with an inside-the-park home run, courtesy of a misplay by Mets center fielder Yoenis Cespedes. Kansas City's Alex Gordon ties the game in the ninth inning with a one-out solo home run. And Eric Hosmer hits a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning to walk off the Royals. Sabres goalie Chad Johnson makes a stellar diving save with his hand in overtime against the Flyers. TRIVIA ANSWER: Pete Runnels, who batted .230 with the Washington Senators the year before SOOTHING SOUNDS: Wayne Fontana was born on this day in 1945.