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Brandon Marshall is back, but is he ready to perform? Is Marshall a coach's comment away from throwing a fit again?
If so, I think the Broncos have a monster backup plan now, that could rear its ugly head in a couple of weeks.
The New England Patriots just let go one of their prized possessions; 5-technique master, perennial pro-bowler, Super bowl Champion, Richard Seymour.
New England pulled a classy move, and sent one of their greatest all time players to the worst organization in the NFL. Seymour is not happy. Below is a quote from Pats veteran and friend, Rodney Harrison:
If Seymour decides not to show up at Faiders practice, "Big Al" (Davis) may have yet another problem on his hands.
My solution: Trade Marshall straight up for Seymour.
Seymour would go to a 3-4 defense, where he will be better utilized. He will also go to a much better organization and should be familiar with the "Patriot Way" that has been installed this summer at Dove Valley.
Marshall Gets some new scenery, a new contract, and he will get to try to stick it to the Broncos twice a year...just like Javon Walker does.
The Al Davis/Mike Shanahan factor is gone. There are two disgruntled superstars on the block. Both teams get to air out their drama, before the season starts.
In my opinion, this would work in both teams favors.
Of course, this is only a backup plan. If Marshall decides he needs to play to earn a new contract, then we should keep him and go forward.