Richardson on Marshall saying Jets don't have chance: 'Who?'

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Sheldon Richardson needed his memory jogged a bit.

The colorful defensive lineman was asked Sunday what he thought of recent not-so-flattering comments by former teammate Brandon Marshall on the outlook for the New York Jets this season.

''Who?'' Richardson asked playfully . ''Who? I haven't heard that name in a while. I don't care what that guy says.''

To remind Richardson: Marshall, who's now with the Giants, said during a radio interview that he didn't think he'd fare well on his former team because he believes the Jets don't have much of a chance to win this season.

''I didn't even know he said anything until you said it,'' Richardson said.

When told exactly what Marshall said during the interview, Richardson smiled broadly and shrugged.

''No thoughts about it,'' he said. ''No thoughts at all.''

Richardson and Marshall had a tenuous relationship, with the two arguing in the locker room after New York lost at Kansas City in Week 3 last season. Things spiraled from there, with some Jets teammates saying the tensions that developed between the two negatively affected the team during its 5-11 campaign.

Richardson has made it clear how he feels about Marshall, saying there are ''15 reasons'' the Jets' locker room is better now than it was last year - a reference to the wide receiver's jersey No. 15.

The two could square off against each other during the teams' annual preseason game next month at MetLife Stadium, dubbed the ''Snoopy Bowl.'' Both teams usually play their starters for about three quarters in that game - and Richardson can't wait.

''Definitely,'' he said with a smile.

And, why might that be the case?

''I just like the Snoopy Bowl, that's all,'' Richardson said. ''Fun environment, man. Fun environment.''

Perhaps Richardson will even petition to coach Todd Bowles to play a little cornerback so he can line up across from his old rival.

''Maybe a little outside linebacker,'' Richardson said, ''but that's about it.''


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