Re: Y not trade a couple of seconds to denver for brandon marshall and guarantee a trip to the super bowl as you work out the...
posted at 9/8/2009 1:03 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Y not trade a couple of seconds to denver for brandon marshall and guarantee a trip to the super bowl as you work out the kinks?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Y not trade a couple of seconds to denver for brandon marshall and guarantee a trip to the super bowl as you work out the kinks? : you want to give up a couple of seconds to rent a player for one year? And you think this will guarantee a ring? Gotta check the water where you are at man; I know you like to throw the pasta against te wall to see if it sticks, but in this case the water has not even reached the boiling point
Posted by provpats[/QUOTE]
Look, it should be clear the Pats are not going to trade for Marshall, let alone 2 seconds or anything like that for a guy who clearly wants to get paid reasonably well (that the Pats simply don't need w/r to moving the ball)... I mean, short of getting him for some form of crazy low-ball deal that you know some other team would have easily countered.
I actually don't blame (Marshall) him for some of his actions. That is the system we are in. Point being, if you are good enough, you can pull that 'Marshall Plan' off. He *is* good enough to do it, because he clearly knows someone else will take a chance on him at some point. He's very young, still 3-4 years away from typical WR-prime (27-32), and we know there are at least 3-4 teams that probably could use dominant WR to be over the top successful (think any team in the NFC East for starters).
Regardless, I think Marshall's off the field reputation seems to cloud just how dominant a WR he really *can* be... That 'baby TO' stuff isn't that far off the mark... just consider who he had throwing to him and the other 'weapons' on Denver's teams these past few years... he really was the key to that offense... gets targeted as much as anyone, and everyone knows it is going to him.... I think that is always the way of separating the elite from the second tier... that is, guys out there can get consistently doubled and still catch 100 passes / dominate... sorta like making your own shot in basketball... If he wasn't so horrible off the field, he is easily in that class of guys like Steve Smith, Andre Johnson, Fitzgerald, Wayne, Moss, maybe Jennings/Colston... and he is younger than all of those guys as best as I can tell... Don't forget that.. Besides, many of the above have also had injury 'history' too...
I'm sure people can look this up, but I'd guess his year 2 and year 3 are pretty high up there w/r to historical WRs, too.. e.g., maybe he's no Moss or Rice, but he's really been a legit #1 WR for 2 of his first 3 seasons near as I can figure...