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.”