The wide receiver is coming off an impressive performance against the Jets, in which he caught 10 passes for 166 yards and a touchdown. It looked as though he and Chad Henne had finally figured out a way to get on the same page, and unfortunately for the Patriots, it was in time for their Week 4 matchup in Miami.
What's a bit more concering for New England is how spotty the cornerback play has been thus far. Devin McCourty's done a fine job thus far, but he's a rookie — rookie corners, no matter how talented, will always look bad at some point during the year. That's especially true against veteran receivers like Marshall.
On the other side of the field, Darius Butler played so poorly against the Jets in Week 2 that he lost his starting job to Kyle Arrington. The Patriots would like Butler to be their starter over there, as he's clearly a superior athlete. But if he gets burned the way he did by Braylon Edwards, it's hard to send him on the field.
Marshall is one of the biggest and most powerful receivers the Pats will be playing against this season, so who is best suited to slow him down?