Jets DE Sheldon Richardson has taken another shot at former teammate, Giants WR Brandon Marshall, as he called him "drama queenish" after games last season.
In an interview on The Michael Kay Show, Richardson recalled how Marshall supposedly acted following Jets' losses last season. It was the reason the two had altercations in the first place.
"That whole situation was sticky because we lose and he did little things that were drama queenish," Richardson said. "Dogging out this guy, that guy. It's everybody's fault except his. And there's a reason this, a reason that, and everybody pointing the finger when you losing, and then no one wants to say something to him. Then I say something to him, and I'm the criminal, the bad guy, and the media just ran with it."
The first altercation came after a Week 3 loss to the Chiefs, and the tension in the locker room stayed throughout the season. Former Jets CB Darrelle Revis said their feud left a "dark cloud" over the team all season.
Richardson went on to say that Marshall gave up on his team last season, and quit well before Week 17 ended.
"That man knows what he did to the locker room a little bit. And I was the one who addressed that," he said. "And still will address it to this day. So if he can't come out to the media and tell them what he did and how he actually quit on this team well before the season was over, well that's all in itself."
Marshall requested his released from the Jets this offseason, and he was granted that right. He decided to sign a two-year, $11 million with the neighboring New York Giants.
In May, Richardson noted there are "15 reasons" why the locker room's atmosphere is better this season, alluding to Marshall's No. 15 he wears. Marshall paid no mind to the comments when asked how he felt about them saying he tries to work hard to be a great teammate.
"I've worked extremely hard to be a better teammate, a better father, a better husband - and I'm proud of where I'm at today," Marshall said. "I wake up every single day, trying to make a positive impact in any room that I step into."
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo notes that Marshall has transitioned well with his new team, and he believes he is making an impact on the other players.
"He's a guy that speaks from the heart and he's a tremendous communicator and I think that's rubbing off on some guys in the room," McAdoo said.
Marshall and Richardson will see each other on the field for both teams' annual preseason matchup at MetLife Stadium on August 26.