"There's a lot of players that play with things that are more difficult to play with than what he has," said McDaniels.
Tight end Tony Scheffler also has been told he will not dress Sunday against the Chiefs, in his case because of his attitude.
Marshall seemed surprised Friday to learn McDaniels said he was not playing for reasons other than the injured hamstring.
"I don't think coach ever played in the NFL, so for my hamstring to be feeling the way it felt, it's tough for me to go out there and expect to play at a high level," Marshall said. "So, I have battled through a lot of injuries before. I played last year with a tear in my hip, so I don't think my toughness is in question here.
"I just have got to do my best to get back to 100 percent, and hopefully things fall into place where it should be and hopefully we'll get into the playoffs and I'll be there with my teammates."
McDaniels is a fool for saying that.
[ Edited by Hornblower on Jan 1, 2010 at 12:28 PM ]