Cassius Marsh, who played nine games for the Patriots in 2017 before getting waived, spoke about his brief tenure in New England on the “2 Bears, 1 Cave” podcast with Tom Segura.
The 29-year-old did not mince words when he once again reflected on his Patriots tenure with a lot of negativity.
“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.”
In this interview, Marsh said that Patriots players have thanked him privately for saying what he said publicly.
“Here’s the thing. Like, over there, nobody says anything publicly, because they’ve won so many championships. So you don’t want to upset the fan base, because after you win a Super Bowl, you can get paid for signings in New England for the rest of your life, because you’re a Super Bowl champ,” Marsh said. “So it was funny like when I did that article, a lot of the players like thanked me for like making it public on how bad they treat guys.”
He also ade it clear that if you piss off the head coach, you’re as good as toast.
“If you piss off Bill, you’re done,” he said.
In the podcast interview, Marsh suggested he didn’t really enjoy sitting in Belichick’s daily meetings.
“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.”
Marsh added sarcastically: “Super, super exciting to listen to him talk. Yeah.”
When it comes to a head coach like Pete Carroll, he had nothing but nice things to say about him.
“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.”
The Seahawks traded Marsh to New England in 2017, and then released him again in 2019.