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Marshall to Seattle?

Posted on: March 5, 2010 3:26 pm

Would I give up the sixth overall pick in the draft for Denver receiver Brandon Marshall -- which means paying him a contract that will likely average about $12 million a year?

That's a tough one.

Marshall is reportedly scheduled to visit with Seattle Saturday and word is the Seahawks will try to sign him to an offer sheet. The Broncos would have seven days to match it, or get back the sixth pick in the draft.

The two sides could also negotiate a lesser package, which is possible.

Marshall is a really good player. He does come with baggage, but I think a lot of that is overrated. My question with the Seahawks bid land him is this: Who will throw it to him?

Matt Hasselbeck looks done. Maybe the Seahawks will take Jimmy Clausen with their second first-round pick.

You have to think with Paul Allen money the Seahawks will get Marshall if they want him.
I like Seattle's aggression. And, to be honest, I like Marshall.

I told him at the Pro Bowl that no team would trade and pay for him. Maybe that won't happen, but Seattle seems willing to part with a first-round pick and pay him.

Same thing, I guess.


Category: NFL

Since: Dec 25, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2010 6:59 pm

Marshall to Seattle?

Brandon Marshall over-rated ?  I don't think so.  This guy has put up great numbers in back to back years with different coaches, and systems.  He could probably be a #1 receiver with any team that traded for him.  He will definitely give Hasselback a boost.  Now Pete Carroll just needs to work on that O-Line.

Since: Aug 24, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2010 12:21 pm

Marshall to Seattle?

Well BOBBO, 

I certainly won't point out that your lack of punctuation makes you look like a mouth-breaathing yokel. 

Wait, I just did.  Regardless, you seem to have NFL stars, millionares to be more precise, mixed up with millitary personell.  Do their jobs and keep their mouths shut?  Really?  That's all players need to do?  All Culter, Scheff, and B-Marsh ever did was move the ball and score lots of points.  Too bad the defense when they were all in Denver together was just putrid.  They DID keep their mouths shut.  I would have crucufied my defense publicly.  I mean, you score 35 points and LOSE?  McD's problem isn't that he doesn't have the right people, it's that he doesn't know how to coach a bunch of egocentric millionares how to win.  He is not an NFL coach, yet.  Bowlen screwed the pooch when he hired him.  And Bowlen's ego wont let him fix the mistake.  Saying that a Pro-bowl caliber WR and QB, and a potentially prolific pass-catching TE are cancers is just plain ignorant.  And I'm glad you don't speak for all Bronco fans, as the ones I work with and am friends with know far more about the game of football that you do.  Your team will start winning again when a new coach comes in and rebuilds what is left over from the McD experiment.  All this "Patriot way" is a bunch of crap.  Belicheat duped the rest of the leauge into thinking that he is a genius, and evidently, his duping has made numerous people think his assistants could do the same thing.  The problem is, his assistants can't cheat.  And McD has duped quite a few people in Denver, including Pat Bowlen and yourself, into thinking he will win. 

Since: Jun 19, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2010 11:06 am

Marshall to Seattle?

dman55 you got it all wrong. TJ Houshmandzadeh is NOT a top-notch receiver. He isn't a game-breaker at all, he is a possession receiver best used in the slot. The Seahawks don't have anybody on offense who makes defenses gameplan against them and change coverage towards one guy. There is a drastic difference between Housh and Marshall. The better question is WHAT is Seattle going to give up to get him? My gut tells me they are going to end up swinging a trade with Denver sending them a 2nd and 4th round pick in a sign and trade deal. I would not want to see them give up the #6 pick in the draft, because they are more than a player or two away from contending.

Since: Jun 19, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2010 10:59 am

Marshall to Seattle?

That is a pretty lame statement, it doesn't make sense at all. What Detroit paid Burleson has absolutely nothing to do with the price of Austin and Marshall, especially not Marshall. The lions didn't "set the bar and force teams to pay". That's just non-sense. Marshall is going to be paid whatever teams feel they have to pay to get him. Burleson and Austin couldn't hold a candle to him.

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2010 10:20 am

Marshall to Seattle?

Boy, thats a tough one.  I love Marshall's production, and I think physically he is one of the five best wr's in the game today.  But, to give up the sixth overall pick AND have to pay top dollar does not seem to make good business sense for a guy that just can't stay out of trouble with the Broncos.  Without the off field problems, I would probably say yes, but you can't discount the issues.  The Seahawks need more than just a top WR, they have holes everywhere, I can't see them passing up the chance to take the best available of Joe Hayden or Derrick Morgan or maybe even McClain to fit their needs with that pick.
With a difference maker on defense already in the bag at number 6, I would then be patient, wait for number 14 and get your own Marshall in Dez Bryant or your own Desean Jackson in Golden Tate.  That's the way to start the rebuilding process effectively.

Since: May 23, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2010 7:48 am

Marshall to Seattle?

Wow, as a Broncos fan this would be best case scenario (besides Marshall smartening up). I'm very nervous about NE or someone snatching him up for a late first, I've heard no team would do this and we'd either have to put up with his antics again or we'd have to negotiate a lesser trade. The 6th overall would be Awesome, but I bet they negotiate for Seattle's other 1st rounder.

Since: Dec 17, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2010 3:30 am

Marshall to Seattle?

Tp110 - I don't know how it looks in Seattle but here in Denver it appears the team is making calls on players like there will be a lock out in 2011.  If that is the case I don't know how many teams will be dealing in 2011 draft picks.  On the "severed relationship" between McDaniels and Marshall from McDaniels short time here in Denver I would not count anything out, to include Marshall returning for another 100 catch season in a McDaniels offense.  How many experts said Marshall was done here in Denver after training camp last year?  It was something like 99.9% that thought Marshall would be traded before the start of the season.  I am waiting to see what happens during Marshall's visit tomorrow rather than trying to figure out some trade scenario.

Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2010 1:29 am

Marshall to Seattle?

There is no chance, with the intellegence of the Seahawks front office, that they would give up the #6 pick in the draft for a that said..if there was 1 WR in the NFL worth giving up the #6 pick for Marshall would be at or near the top of the list (not far behind Fitzgerald and Andre Johnson) considering he is one of only 5 players in NFL history to catch over 100 balls in 3 straight years.  He's only 26, just coming into his prime, and we can possibly get him on the "cheap" considering how severed the relationship is between the Broncos and him. 

First off, the #14 pick cannot be traded to Denver because it's not our's Denver' they would recieve the higher compensation.  But..don't look for that to happen.  It is possible we could trade our 1st round in 2011, but I'm assuming Denver would want something this year.  I'm assuming it will be something like our 2nd and 4th round pick or 2nd and a player (Hawthorne maybe).  However it goes, as I said above, it's very very unlikely they move that 6th pick in this move.  Regardless, I'm really excited about the possibility of having Marshall not only paired up with Housh (and opening up his game again) but reuniting him with 2 of his former coaches.  Jim Bates knows him well and Marshall has been sucessful in his system.  We'll have to see how it all plays out, but I'm going to assume for now that this team has too many other needs to be giving away a top 10 pick..even for a player of Marshall's status. 

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2010 12:42 am

Marshall to Seattle?

BOBBO75, that's a very biased, one sided view of things.  Marshall wasn't a cancer at all during the season.  In fact, he acted pretty stand up after the training camp attitude.  Oh no, Marshall was 20 minutes late to get his hammy worked out.  "Coach" pulled a dumb move and was called out by Bill Cowher on the CBS pregame show that week.  "You never tell a player how hurt he is because you're not experiencing it."  The fact of the matter is that McManginiWeis is only going to get so far with his attitude.  The poster above you was right.  When Mangini was with the Jets, it was a similar situation.  AND THE JETS WON.  In his 3 years there, he had 2 winning seasons.  But his players grew to hate him, the media hated him, his coaches hated him.  Look at Brian Schottenheimer.  He got passed over for the head coaching job and STAYED.  You're right though, we may get players to do their job, but it doesn't mean we're going to get players who will do their jobs as well as the players we're getting rid of.  And how do you know that McManginiWeis' attitude isn't a cancer as well?  A writer for the Denver Post seems to think it could be (I'd link the article, but I don't have membership).  I know Mangini's was.  If McManginiWeis stays on the same path, he'll be out of a job too.  Simple as that.

Since: Oct 20, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2010 12:02 am

Marshall to Seattle?

I can not agree more with you.  I try to separate Josh as a person and as a professional coach; however, it is becoming increasingly harder not to hate him personally (and not just professionally) when his player moves are destroying the nucleus of the team that Shanahan's regime could take credit for putting together.  It's almost as if he needs to personally be applauded for a Broncos win despite the effort of the outstanding players (Marshall, Dumervil, Royal, Cutler, Hillis, Scheffler).  So he'll trade, bench, or release these players regardless of their talent level and contributions to facilitate his exaggerated sense of self-aggrandizement.  Why do I feel like rooting for Gary Kubiak in Houston and Mike Shanahan in Washington?

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