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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.



  1. Jurgens October 1, 2010

    Lack of respect for Sterling Sharpe goes way back…
    Here’s a whole video about it:

  2. iltarion October 1, 2010

    Not “elite players”? WTF is this idiot Marshall talking about? Sterling Sharpe was one of the greatest WRs to ever play. He practically ushered in the short passing offense by showing that bigger WRs could handle the wear and tear of 100+ catches in a season. Before him, catching 100 passes was rare; ever since, it is commonplace. Sterling Sharpe should be in the HOF, and the only reason he isn’t is because of a freak injury.

    I know, all these guys now-a-days are just too good to take criticism, but at least know what you are talking about before you go shooting your mouth off.

  3. Really? October 1, 2010

    FYI, Sterling Sharpe was not a big receiver, 6 ft 200lbs. nothing special ultimately, who cares anyway kids

    1. Jurgens October 2, 2010

      Watch the highlights.

      He played hardnosed smashmouth football – unheard of at the time for WRs. He wasn’t tall, but he was incredibly strong. In his prime he could put up 500 lbs on the bench.

      I take it you’re too young to remember or a Vikings fan?

  4. Matt October 1, 2010

    shannon sharpe would never have played in the nfl if it wasnt for sterling being so awesome

  5. Vijay October 2, 2010


  6. Oscar October 2, 2010

    YOUR AN EDIOT! This is to whoever posted this. If you were questioned in any way I’m sure you or anyone would response! So you should shut your yapper!

  7. eric October 2, 2010

    ok what marshall said was kind of stupid but some people are comparing stats and saying marshall sucks which isnt fair because sharpe had future hof qb bret favre throwing to him while marshall has always had scrubs cutler a nobody who he made and now tht he doesnt have marshall he threw like 26 ints last year kyle orton and chad henne if marshall had a hof qb throwing to him he would put up similar if not better numbers

  8. iltarion October 3, 2010

    Sterling Sharpe wasn’t big? Oh gee, I guess that 6′ 220 lb WR with the biceps wearing #84 must have been someone else. You don’t have to be tall to be big. Sterling was built like a RB and was a monster for any DB to tackle. Just ask Todd Lyght about it once.

  9. Bob February 6, 2011

    4 mos ago

    Dude sterling was there before Bret, don “majic man” majokowski was qb then and sharpe still was a beast! Brandon Marshall isn’t even half the wide receiver sharpe was