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Brandon Marshall is impressed with Sterling Sharpe

Last month Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall said he wasn’t concerned with criticism from NFL Network’s Sterling Sharpe because “He’s not a Hall of Fame guy.”

Marshall has now had a change of heart.

I have to retract my statement,” Marshall said today, per Andy Kent of FanHouse. “Sterling Sharpe is a beast. He was pretty good in his day, and if he would have had the opportunity to stay healthy he’d be a Hall of Famer, no doubt about it.”

Marshall’s initial comments came in response to a segment on the NFL Network show Playbook, in which Sharpe, Solomon Wilcots and Mike Mayock analyzed game film of the Dolphins’ loss to the Jets and concluded that Marshall wasn’t giving enough effort. Marshall now says, however, that he thinks Sharpe (a five-time Pro Bowler) was a good enough NFL receiver that his opinion should be respected.

But Marshall says he’s not so impressed by Sharpe’s co-workers.

“The other guys,” Marshall said of Mayock and Wilcots, “I’m not sure.”

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23 Responses to “Brandon Marshall is impressed with Sterling Sharpe”
  1. Warpstone says: Oct 14, 2010 5:28 PM

    Brandon Marshall may now be in the minority.

  2. Barius Maximus says: Oct 14, 2010 5:31 PM

    I have to agree with Marshall’s assessment of Mayock and Wilcots. There are many others who I would rather hear from than those two.

  3. TheAFCWestMess says: Oct 14, 2010 5:31 PM

    At least B-Marsh admitted where he was wrong. Both the Sharpe brothers knew how to play, thats all I can say.

  4. Playtowinthegame says: Oct 14, 2010 5:32 PM

    Marshall is also impressed that when you open a book there are something called words there.

  5. SomeFans says: Oct 14, 2010 5:41 PM

    Well… he finally got it right. Sharpe on TV… so-so but he was good way back when…
    Marshall will be the better of the two when it’s all over.

  6. GBfanForever says: Oct 14, 2010 5:45 PM

    respect your elders kid!

  7. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Oct 14, 2010 5:47 PM

    Wow. That’s a classy move. Not the norm for Mr. Marshall.
    Whether it came from him or his “publicist” is another matter, but simply pointing out that he was wrong is enough for me.
    Stay classy Brandon!

  8. bednarik60 says: Oct 14, 2010 5:52 PM

    At least he knows he’s a fool.

  9. John El Way II says: Oct 14, 2010 6:09 PM

    Another example of this guys true character, yapping away without knowing a damn thing. I wonder if that is what got him into trouble with that Mcdonalds bag.

  10. OJPimpson says: Oct 14, 2010 6:14 PM

    Why hate the beast. ? Hi haters

  11. bearsfan says: Oct 14, 2010 6:28 PM

    Sterling Sharpe was a monster and probably belongs in Canton.

  12. ftomeo says: Oct 14, 2010 6:35 PM

    Marshall clearly wasn’t sure at the time and said, “[He’d] have to check the film.”

  13. PriorKnowledge says: Oct 14, 2010 6:44 PM

    Mayock and Wilcots are not as bad as Irvin and Sanders.

  14. NYMets says: Oct 14, 2010 6:49 PM

    The Dolphins have become a non-entity. You never see a column about them anymore except for the Miami Herald and the comic books. So Florio or whoever had to dig a story out of the garbage pail.

  15. bogmon says: Oct 14, 2010 6:56 PM

    Brandon Marshall now officially: less of a douche
    Having grown up watching Sterling Sharpe I am biased, but he truly was amazing.
    It was devastating to me, as a young packer fan, when he retired. He surely would have won a ring in ’96.
    His production at the end of his career was on par with Jerry Rice and may have stolen some attention from Rice if he had hung around.
    He may not be in Canton, but I sure think he belongs there…in my mind he’s one of the great ones.

  16. zod says: Oct 14, 2010 7:15 PM

    I’ll bet Sharpe makes the hall before Marshall

  17. buddha says: Oct 14, 2010 7:22 PM

    Mike Mayock is one of the best in the business. He is spot on with his assessments, especially when he’s talking about the young players coming out of the draft.

  18. Canyonero says: Oct 14, 2010 8:22 PM

    Solomon Wilcots is a heck of a good analyst and delivers in a punchy, listenable style. I think he’s great.
    Plus you have to respect a man who worked his way up the way Wilcots did.

  19. stetai says: Oct 14, 2010 8:22 PM

    I’m not sure how “classy” it was to retract a stupid statement. You shouldn’t reward someone by labeling them as “classy” when they shouldn’t have said it in the first place.
    Sterling Sharpe was the best receiver in the NFL for a time before injury took him out. He MADE Brett Favre in Favre’s first few years. Favre never found a receiver close to Sterling Sharpe his entire career.

  20. ttommytom says: Oct 14, 2010 9:12 PM

    Rice was the best and all that but that system he worked in…
    If the Jets had drafted Rice and the Niners ended up with Al Toon … who knows, maybe Rice gets clobbered and Toon is in the HOF.
    This I know: Sterling Sharpe would have been a HOF’r had he stayed healthy and an all century player had he played on the Niners…

  21. eaglesnoles05 says: Oct 14, 2010 9:17 PM

    If you don’t think Sterling Sharpe is one of the greatest of all time, you just plain don’t know what you are talking about. it’s that simple. unfortunately, injury shortened careers often keep “hof caliber” players out of canton. Terrell Davis? Sterling Sharpe? Bo Jackson? BO JACKSON??? All 3 of those guys, and BO twice, would be HOFers if not for short career.

  22. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Oct 14, 2010 9:43 PM

    @ stetai:
    Actually, I would consider owning up to one’s mistakes pretty darn classy. For starters, when Marshall made the statement in the first place, he said, “I’ll have to check the tape,” which leads me to believe that he realized he had no idea what he was talking about, but would check. Now that he’s checked, he’s willing to admit he might have been wrong.
    Hell, even that “classy” Peyton Manning never admitted that the stupid face he walked into the SB with was stupid. 😡

  23. william sizemore says: Oct 14, 2010 10:15 PM

    To NYMets, if the Dolphins are a non-entity and Mike looks in a garbage pail for news on them, then why are you reading all about it, perhaps you can’t stand to read about the suck ass wets. Bill p.s. perhaps Mike should write a story about you.

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