Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Cassius Marsh played nine games for the Patriots in 2017, but he apparently does not have fond memories of his time in New England.
Joining comedian Tom Segura on the 2 Bears, 1 Cave podcast earlier this week, Marsh gave New England credit for their success, but also ripped the franchise for its poor treatment of players and “no fun” environment.
“The Patriot Way is extremely impressive,” Marsh said. “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. You don’t have a lunch period. You get there and you have to make time to eat in between meetings. And they’re like five to 10 minute periods where I would literally go scoop food and put it in a cup and crush it real quick before I got to the next meeting. There’s no fun. There’s no — well, that is what I got in trouble for, for saying they don’t have fun.”
This is not the first time Marsh has been critical of New England either. He made similar comments in May 2018.
Marsh said Patriot players thanked him for speaking the truth about the organization.
“A lot of the players like thanked me for making it public on how bad they treat guys. I mean, they win games so you just really can’t argue with championships,” Marsh said.
Originally a fourth round selection of the Seattle Seahawks in 2014, Marsh has played for seven teams over his seven-year career.
He is entering his second season with Pittsburgh, and projects to be in the mix on special teams and as a reserve pass rusher in 2021.