New York Giants: Brandon Marshall responds to Sheldon Richardson
New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall was harshly criticized by former teammate Sheldon Richardson. He didn’t run from the discussion.
When New York Giants signed wide receiver Brandon Marshall, they did so with an understanding of both the pros and cons. Marshall is one of the most productive players of his generation, but he’s also carried some measure of concern over what’s transpired in the locker room.
With one of his teammates from his most recent stop now publicly criticizing him, Marshall is readily accepting the challenge of addressing his past.
New York Jets star Sheldon Richardson recently criticized Marshall on a public forum. He stated that there are, “15 reasons,” why the locker room is now better—a thinly veiled criticism of Marshall, who wore the No. 15 jersey.
According to Jordan Raanan of ESPN New York, Marshall didn’t run from the criticism, but instead welcomed the questions he faced.
"“Sheldon Richardson questions go ahead, open up,” the new Giant wide receiver said."
"“Nah. I’m not a perfect guy but I worked extremely hard to get in the position I am today,” he said. “The first couple years of my career was rough and a lot of it I did myself. I hurt myself. And since that point, once I figured things out, I’ve worked extremely hard to be a better person and work extremely hard to be a better teammate, a better father, a better husband and I’m proud of where I’m at today.”"
Marshall finished by stating that he wakes up every single day and attempts to make a positive impact on any room or locker room he enters.
Over the course of his 11 NFL seasons, Marshall has recorded 941 receptions for 12,061 yards and 82 touchdowns. He’s No. 18 on the all-time receptions list, tied for No. 24 on the receiving yards list, and No. is 23 in career touchdowns.
Unfortunately, as Marshall himself alluded to, he’s experienced his fair share of trouble with his locker room relationships.
His well-documented feud with Richardson seems to have birthed a return of the rumors that Marshall isn’t good for a locker room.
Despite what Richardson said, Marshall has been generally received as a solid addition to the locker room. He’s a veteran with perspective gained from experience, as well as one of the best players of his era.
Following what was a tough 2016 season for Marshall and the Jets, he’ll have a chance to redeem himself with the Giants.
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