New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall and defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson recently got into a locker room scuffle.
Not only did the New York Jets take the paddle to the bare behind from the Arizona Cardinals this past Monday night, but two players decided to get into it in the locker room.
According to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York, Brandon Marshall and Sheldon Richardson exchanged words following the Jets 28-3 loss in Glendale, Arizona.
“I took care of it right there,” Bowles told ESPN.com on Thursday. “I addressed the team and I addressed the two guys. It will not happen again.”
Both Todd Bowles and Marshall explained that the altercation wasn’t physical, but it dealt with Bowles since he addressed the issue with the team following the incident.
Bowles said of the dispute, “I was right there, I heard it. It was loud. Yell down there, yell down here. It was no more than a normal training-camp deal. It wasn’t anything significant.”
The coach said, “There were a bunch of people who had words because everybody was pissed off.”
When asked about the incident, B-Marsh brushed it off as venting due to the horrid 1-5 start:
“It was problem solving, starting off the season really bad,” Marshall told ESPN.com. “You guys understand how emotional and how intense the game is. When you come in the locker room after a loss like that and you’re looking at each other, trying to problem-solve, it may not always be the right time. Sometimes you have to give it a day or so for everyone to calm down and cool off and say, ‘OK, what do we need to do to solve it?”
If exchanging words in the locker room will solve the Jets problems, Bowles may just schedule it into the practice routine.
New York turns to Geno Smith in Week 7 as they’ll return home to MetLife Stadium to host the 3-3 Baltimore Ravens.