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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: Mar 11, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2010 9:32 pm

Marshall to Seattle?

Marshall is the real deal and worth a top 10 pick.  He is be a top guy in the league for 8 more years.  Theres no reason to take a gamble on a guy in the draft if you can get the sure fire thing. 

With that said, why the heck would Marshall want to go to Seattle?  Is he that desperate?  He is going to go up there and be miserable and the team is horrible right now.  It seems like every year or 2 they grab a "big time" WR they believe in and the guy disappears from the league.  No offense to the Seahawks fans, the Dolphins were there a few years ago.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2010 9:14 pm

Marshall to Seattle?

It seems there are a bunch of uninformed Broncos fans out there... so let me clarify something for them. Denver didn't give us the #6 pick... that's our 1st rounder for being a terrible team. We got the 14th pick from you guys because of last years trade. So when you say "We should at least get back the #6 pick" you sound like idiots, because you never owned it in the first place. You guys earned the 14th pick.

Now... having clarified that, there is no way Marshall is worth the #6 pick. He may be one of the top WRs in the game, but he's still a 26 yr old receiver. He -may- be worth the #14, but when you consider that Anquan Bolden just went to the Ravens for a third and fourth... that's going to seriously devalue a trade for Marshall. As much as I would love to see Marshall in a Seahawk uniform, I wouldn't want the Hawks to give up anything than a second and some other form of compensation to get him.

Since: Apr 6, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2010 9:02 pm

Marshall to Seattle?

It is a good deal as long as they can trade him for the 14th pick in the draft. It's pointless to trade the 6th pick, because there will be no quarterback to throw to him. Keep the 6th pick and you can pick up Clauson or Bradford, depending on who is available.

Since: Jun 5, 2009
Posted on: March 5, 2010 8:34 pm

Marshall to Seattle?

u know all u broncos fans who are hatin right now better not even jump on the bandwagon when we start winnin again.  i dont even wanna hear about oh we traded cutler and marshall and all this crying bulls***.  let me put it to you like this.  CUTLER, SCHEFFLER, AND MARSHALL ARE ALL CANCERS FOR ANY TEAM.  UNTIL THEY GROW UP AND ACT LIKE MEN THEN THEY MIGHT BE GOOD TEAMMATES.  UNTIL THEN COACH DOESNT WANT CHARACTER ISSUES ON HIS TEAM , HE WANTS HARD WORKING LEADERS.  like i said when we start winning again, and i know we will .  it may not be this year, maybe next year .  i hope all you crybabies stay off the bandwagon.  its a business, and CANCERS like these players are have no business being a BRONCO.  WE ARE A WINNING ORGANIZATION , WERE NOT A CANCER ORGANIZATION.  AND THATS WHY THESE CHUMPS ARE GONE.  DONT GET ME WRONG THEY ARE ALL GREAT PLAYERS, AND MAYBE THEY WILL LEARN THEIR LESSON AFTER THIS.  GOOD RIDDANCE.  WE WILL GET PLAYERS WHO WILL TAKE THEIR PLACES AND DO THERE JOB AND KEEP THERE MOUTHS SHUT.

Since: Oct 24, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2010 8:31 pm

Marshall to Seattle?

Getting Brandon Marshall for ANY first round pick would be a HUGE mistake!
Seattle got a top-notch receiver last year in Housh and look how that improved their record - not much.
Fact is, the best receiver in the game is wasted if you can't get him the ball.
And with a porous O-line and fragile QB entering the twilight of his career, the price is too high.
The way to build a serious playoff contender is through the draft and only SUPPLEMENTING your team
via free agency or trades to fill in the gaps.
This move has disaster written all over it.

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2010 7:48 pm

Marshall to Seattle?

As a DIE-HARD Broncos fan living in Jersey, I've had to watch in horror from afar the way McWeasel has TORN APART this team. Sure, they were flawed before he got there but when you already have an elite Pro Bowl quarterback and an elite Pro Bowl wide reciever, not much needs fixing on the offensive end. The pre-McWeasel offense was prolific -- despite having seven running backs on IR. Meanwhile, it was the defense that needed fixing, not the offense. Yes, I'll give McWeasel kudos for hiring Nolan to fix the problem -- which he did -- but just as fast as the defense gets rectified, he "fires" Nolan. I don't know where this team is heading but they're starting to look like the pre-Rex Jets: rudderless and slowly killing a loyal fanbase! A LOT of this falls on owner Pat Bowlen's head because he did NOTHING to diffuse the McWeasel-Cutler pillow fight until it was too late. If Bowlen lets Marshall go, I'm gonna scream. If he lets Marshall go without AT LEAST getting back the #6 pick, I'm gonna SNAP! Oh well, at least Denver tendered Kyle "FML" Orton. His dink-and-dunk rag-tag arm has certainly worked out. 



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 7:21 pm

Marshall to Seattle?

This isn't to speak on Marshall directly, but doesn't it seem like Seattle has been looking for an elite receiver for a lot of years now?

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2010 7:11 pm

Marshall to Seattle?

IF the seahawks make an offer it had be for no more than Deion Branch and athird round more..

Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 7:06 pm

Marshall to Seattle?

Some Broncos fans want to see Brandon Marshall go, but many more would like to see him stay.  What bothers lots of Broncos fans about this is that two years ago we had the core of one of the best offenses in the NFL for years to come in Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall, and soon we won't have either.  Instead, what denver Does have is the most egotiscal and pig-headed young head coach in the NFL: Josh McDaniels.  Which would you rather have?

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2010 5:04 pm

Marshall to Seattle?

No, he is not worth the #6 pick... the #14 maybe, but I don't think they can give that one up directly in the restricted FA process.  More pointedly, he is not worth either TO THE SEAHAWKS as they have far too many other larger and more important holes to fill.  Marshall is no doubt a stud, but the Hawks badly need help on the OL, in the secondary, on the DL & as a playmaker at RB.  I would be very dissappointed (but not so surprised) if the Hawks made this move.

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