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Report: Brandon Marshall Halftime Speech Bothered Some Teammates

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Sheldon Richardson was openly critical of teammate Brandon Marshall after Saturday’s blowout loss to the Patriots. Rich Cimini indicates it might have stemmed from a pep talk Marshall attempted to give at halftime.

While Marshall didn't engage in verbal altercations with any individuals, sources said, he sparked what was described as a raucous locker room.

"When we're getting blown out at halftime, there's no reason to be fighting amongst each other," Jets safety Calvin Pryor told ESPN.com. "I think that's why guys were upset because we needed to be fighting against the Patriots, instead of the Jets."

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"Guys in the locker room know how Brandon can get," Pryor said. "We know what type of person he is. When he says something, you take it to heart. He always thinks he can be a guy to lend advice and help because he's been through a lot, which I get.

"But sometimes, how you feel can be saved for another time."

I think this is the type of thing that happens in a lost season when guys get frustrated. If Sheldon Richardson could have kept his mouth shut, it wouldn’t be a story.