Marshall Addresses Criticism

Brandon Marshall addressed the media on Thursday, and one of the topics of conversation was a segment on NFL Network's "Playbook" where Mike Mayock, Solomon Wilcots and Sterling Sharpe took turns criticizing Marshall for a perceived lack of effort on the Dolphins' final drive in the game against the Jets.

The three analysts said they understood that Marshall was tired at the end of a game where he had caught 10 passes for 166 yards but that a player of his stature should have pushed himself further.

Using a telestrator, Mayock showed the four downs after his long receptions to the Jets 11-yard line and assessed that Marshall wasn't going hard.

Here's Marshall had to say about the show:

"Yeah, you know what, I hope this goes out to NFL Network. I'd like to believe those guys are partners of mine. I had some great times on the set, but I think that section's called 'NFL Playbook, Coaches Playbook.' Those guys are players, former players; they never coached, so they need to continue to do what they do best and stop worrying about other things that they don't know anything about.

"But you look at it, I went against one of the better corners in the league in (Antonio) Cromartie. He's a top five corner and for me to have the individual stats that I had: 10 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown on a guy who's really good and athletic, that says a lot. I'm not going to win them all; if you look at the film, we fought, we fought out there. I'm surprised I even had that because he's such a great competitor, and I can't win them all against a corner like that."

Marshall addressed his energy level at the end of the game, which the Dolphins ended up losing by eight points.

"You know what, it was good," Marshall said. "Of course I'm not running as fast I was at the beginning of the game; that's just natural. I don't think there's too many guys in the world that can play 65 snaps and run 40 yards almost every play and still have the same speed and endurance throughout the whole game. I think I played at a high level throughout the whole game and made some plays when we needed it.

"Again, it was against a good corner, and I'm not going to win them all. I'm not going to totally dominate the guy. Hats off to him; he's going to win some."

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