Jets WR Brandon Marshall and DE Sheldon Richardson were embroiled in an argument following Week 3's loss the the Chiefs, but Richardson said the yelling between the two means little, according to an ESPN New York report.
Head coach Todd Bowles acknowledged the incident, and believed it was not significant.
Richardson did not want to discuss the matter in detail, but also downplayed the argument.
"That's Brandon, bro," Richardson said, according to ESPN. "I got nothing to talk about on that note.
"That's locker-room business. "That's what it's supposed to be."
Marshall chalked it up to the players having a normal reaction following a losing effort.
"I think the thing that's so hard to do in sports is, it's so emotional, you put so much into it and you have so many alpha males in one room, it can be hard to communicate, at times, when you're fresh off disappointment," Marshall said.
The loss in Kansas City kicked off a string of four straight losses, as the Jets now sit at 1-5.
The Kansas City game was the game in which Ryan Fitzpatrick melted down with six interceptions. It is hard to know precisely what this was about and even harder to guess, but to Marshall's point when there are that many alphas it is going to be hard in the middle of a loss to hash everything out in a Chicken Soup for the Soul style group hug.
While this story sounds like it is true based on the comments of Marshall and Richardson, I'm not overly alarmed. I should hope that emotions were high after that brutal loss. I should hope veterans were getting into it with each other in an effort to make the team better.
Having said that, these are the sorts of stories we are going to start hearing because the Jets are 1-5 as opposed to being 5-1. It has already turned negative so buckle up for a bumpy 10 more games.