Brandon Marshall Disses Sterling Sharpe
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall has taken issue with comments made by former Green Bay Packers receiver Sterling Sharpe and NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock.
Both analysts called Marshall’s effort into question when reviewing the Dolphins loss to the New York Jets, last week.
Not surprisingly, the mercurial Marshall lashed out, targeting Sharpe specifically.
“I don’t honestly think those guys were elite players, including Sterling Sharpe,” Marshall said. “I’ve got to turn on the film and see what he was able to do. I know he did some good things, but my understanding is he’s not a Hall of Fame guy.”
I’ve always considered Marshall to be a talented, immature buffoon. He continues to prove me right.
Marshall needs a reality check or a history lesson.
The only reason Sterling Sharpe isn’t in the Hall of Fame is because his career was cut short by a spinal injury. Ask anyone who knows football — Sterling Sharpe is one of the finest recievers to ever play the game.
In fact, he helped redefine the position. In the 90’s, Sterling Sharpe, the Dallas Cowboys Michael Irvin and the Detroit Lions Herman Moore showed that recievers could be big, strong and physical. He’s part of the reason players like Marshall even play wide reciver. In the old days, someone with Marshall’s size would have been made into a tight end, no questiosn asked.
“They never coached,” Marshall said Thursday. “They need to continue to do what they do best, and stop worrying about other things they don’t know anything about.”
So wait, the guy who slips on a McDonalds’ bag is saying that Sterling Sharpe knows nothing about playing the position of wide receiver?
From 1989 to 1994 Sterling Sharpe was one of the most dominant and prolific receivers in the game, rivaled only by Jerry Rice.
Sharpe was a physical possesion reciever, a deep threat and a punishing blocker. He was relentless and fearless after the catch. He was a three-time All-Pro and a five-time Pro Bowler in only seven seasons. Sharpe was the first wide reciever to log back-to-back 100-catch seasons, but according to Brandon Marshall, Sterling Sharpe doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
That’s the problem with kids these days. No respect for their elders.
Steffen grew up in Milwaukee, Bowler and Neenah Wisconsin. He is a UW-Stevens Point grad and currently works as a television producer in Los Angeles.