Posted: 4:32 pm Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
NFL Network’s Mike Mayock, Solomon Wilcots and Sterling Sharpe destroy Brandon Marshall for being tired at end of Jets game
By Post Staff
Brandon Marshall was visibly upset with himself after Sunday night’s 31-23 loss to the Jets for not scoring a touchdown on his big 30-yard gain that brought the Dolphins down to the Jets’ 11 yard line in the final minute.
“I just didn’t have enough in my legs to get in the end zone,” Marshall said. “I’m kind of kicking myself right now.”
The fine folks at the NFL Network’s “Playbook” show are kicking Marshall, too, but not because he didn’t get in the end zone on that play.
The Dolphins’ hopes fizzled in the final minute, unable to put the ball in the end zone on four consecutive plays.
“Playbook’s” Mike Mayock, Solomon Wilcots and Sterling Sharpe singled Marshall out on their show Tuesday night for being “gassed” on the final four plays and not being in good enough shape. Marshall caught 10 passes for 166 yards on Sunday, and was targeted a total of 17 times.
CLICK HERE to watch the video, entitled “Marshall’s Disappearing Act.”
They broke down Marshall’s moves on all four plays. On first down, with Marshall lined up against Antonio Cromartie in single coverage, Mayock questioned Marshall’s effort on a fade pass to him that fell incomplete in the end zone.
“His hand doesn’t even go up. He doesn’t jump,” Mayock said.
On second down, Mayock again questioned Marshall’s effort on a play in which Chad Henne was forced to pull the ball down and scramble for a yard.
“He’s just jogging. Henne’s got nobody,” Mayock said.
On third down, Henne was forced to throw a check-down to Ronnie Brown, which took the Dolphins down to the 5.
“They’re not even looking at Brandon Marshall right now,” Mayock noted.
Finally, on fourth down, Henne forced a throw to Anthony Fasano, which was intercepted to end the game.
“Is he working hard?” Mayock asked rhetorically about Marshall.
“No,” Wilcots answered.
Wilcots and Sharpe then jumped into the fray.
“A playmaker, a true gamer, has to be in great condition to be able to close out games,” Wilcots said.
“Brandon, you have to give us more,” said Sharpe, a five-time Pro Bowl receiver. “You are The Guy down in South Florida. Brandon Marshall, from now on, you, my friend, are going to have to bring it.”