New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall had plenty to say about Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy on Tuesday night’s episode of Showtime’s Inside the NFL.
During the show, Marshall discussed at length Hardy’s sideline incident during the Cowboys’ 27–20 loss to the New York Giants. Hardy shoved and yelled at special teams players and coach Rich Bissacia after the team gave up a 100-yard kickoff return.
Marshall, who has borderline personality disorder and has been involved in his own incidents on the sideline in the past, spoke from the heart when addressing Hardy.
“When I look at Greg [Hardy] and how he’s handled himself, on the field and in the locker room, I see a guy that is not aware,” Marshall said. “He doesn’t understand the magnitude of what happened last year, what he did and the atmosphere surrounding the NFL. I don’t think that he gets it. I don't think that he learned his lesson. And he really needs to look himself in the mirror and ask himself, what type of person do I want to be?”
Marshall also said players are prone to getting emotional during the heat of a game, but that shouldn’t overshadow what seems like a personal issue. Marshall aimed this point at Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones, who defended Hardy after the incident and went as far to call him a team leader.
“It’s because, like I said, there’s two stories, and right now Jerry’s only focusing on the player,” Marshall said. “Now, it’s been said, [Hardy] is one of the hardest working guys on the field. He’s one of the most passionate guys on the field. So a lot of times people focus on the player. It‘s time for us to start talking about the person.”
The Jets don’t play the Cowboys until Dec. 19 in Week 15.