On deciding to pick up Vontaze Burfict and his continued development:
"When I watched him on tape, he had traits of a very good linebacker. I said, ‘Okay, let’s give it a shot.’ We weren’t going to pick him unless he fell through and if we could sign him, we would. I’ve got to credit Vontaze for chiseling off the weight that he showed up in Indianapolis with or even in his senior season. And from the day I was there on campus at Arizona State, I guess, even though I didn’t think it did, he took some of what I said to heart. And even though I left there upset with him and others were upset with him, he took us to heart and Adam Marchaletta, a great pro…a guy who made the most of his ability, guys like that had been trying to talk to Vontaze and said, ‘This is how you’ve got to do it, man.’ It just didn’t sink in at the time, but credit him for making the change. He’s a very, very good player."
"No. No, I mean, there’s definitely a lot of talk about, ‘Is it his last game?’ But we’re playing for ourselves, and guys are playing for jobs," Palmer said. "We’ve got a lot of free agents, so guys are playing for jobs next year, and Marvin is coaching his butt off to find out what happens to him at the end of the year.
"I have no idea what’s going to happen. All you can really focus on is the next game, and for us, that’s Baltimore, and we’re worried about that. And whatever happens at the end of the year happens."
What a scene at PBS
Question: What changed in the last month Marvin?
Marvin: "At the end of the day the owner has the final say and Mike wanted us to give him this opportunity"
As for the fans reaction...."They can be frustrated all they want....it's a waste of time"
Marvin spoke for about 4-minutes and left in a huff.....aggravated over having to explain any of it.