The (Brandon) Marshall Plan

Posted: March 7, 2010 in Sports
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There’s been a lot of talk on sports blogs about Denver Bronco’s WR Brandon Marshall, who took a trip to Seattle this Saturday to visit with the Seahawks. Many columnists are currently in doubt that a deal will get done as Marshall has a first round tender on him and Denver seems unwilling to compromise which means Seattle would have to give up the number 6 choice in the draft…Am I the only one who doesn’t see this as a huge problem? Yes, Marshall has had his off the field issues, but the bottom line is the Seahawks need a playmaker receiver (especially following the loss of Nate Burleson) and Marshall is better than anyone they are going to find in the draft, and more importantly they have two first round selections so it’s not as though they won’t be still be able to fill holes through the draft. I think it could be a good fit and it’s a positive step for the Seahawks if they pull the trigger on this deal. It gets people excited and addresses a major need without leaving you without a pick in the first round (they still have Denver’s at 14 overall) and this is a pretty deep draft class a certain positions.

Assuming the price is to high for the Seahawks I’d like to throw out an interesting prospect for Marshall, the New England Patriots. While the Pats may not be willing to give their first round pick (No. 22 overall) I think it would be an interesting move. The team had shown interest in Anquan Boldin before he was traded to the Ravens, and are in need of receiver help. Reports show they are looking at former Bills WR Josh Reed to fill in for Wes Welker while he recovers, but the reason I bring up Marshall is that the Patriots have taken a chance on a receiver who had some off the field conduct issues before with Randy Moss and that turned out pretty well, but Moss is now 34 and Marshall could be a powerful new playmaker. Just something to think about.

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