Trouble Brewing in Seattle? Expect Storm If Seahawks Bring in Brandon Marshall

Bleacher ReportSenior Analyst IMarch 6, 2010

MIAMI - FEBRUARY 5: Wide receiver Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos arrives at the Coors Light Super Bowl Bash at the Mansion on February 5, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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While NFL teams pursue buying free agents, the Seattle Seahawks are amongst to make a sudden transition in its depleted roster, shuffling to percolate in an undermined NFC West division.

Normally, when a team is rebuilding to wipe away misery, the franchise seeks to cruise in a new direction and avoid any weasels, egomaniacs, or problematic receivers whose cancerous nonsense ruptures consensus.

Except in the Pacific Northwest, where the gloomy skies usually forecast scattered showers, but also a Careerbuilder.com starting point for head coach Pete Carroll, first impression matters given his coaching letdowns in the past.

Times fizzled in the NFL, failing to coach the pros as exemplary like during a remarkable nine year stint at USC where he mastered the inconceivable after erasing a stodgy psyche.

If you want to call this a redemptive period for Carroll, signing Brandon Marshall, an enigmatic receiver is a bit risky and a heavy burden.

It’s not exactly a must-needed addition, certainly a gigantic experiment to sign an iffy receiver with much uncertainty.

Nonetheless, maybe there’s some goodness to Marshall, maybe he has mellowed after all the trouble he created in Denver. Then again, maybe he’s a ruckus when it doesn’t work in his favor.

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The Seahawks are scheduled to visit Marshall on Saturday, regarding a contract offer according to sources. It’s a franchise uncaring of the baggage and troubles he presents, something a rebuilding and young franchise doesn’t need.

Because he’s apathetic, juvenile and equivocal, it’s difficult to rehabilitate from the agonizing era when Seahawks fans mourned pathetic debacles.

So why is the Seahawks expressing interest, willing to spend enormous bucks on a troublemaker and pestering diva?

Gathering a clear understanding, the franchise needs a prolific receiver to assemble a quality tandem in the receiving department with the aging veteran T.J. Houshmandzadeh and to strengthen a motionless receiving origin losing free agent receiver Nate Burleson to the Detroit Lions.

Aside all the transitions, any player other than Marshall is a fitting piece to Seattle’s nucleus.

For those recalling the time Tim Ruskell worried much about character and dignity, now is the moment for him to ponder a risky decision that could put the Seahawks entire season in jeopardy.

Truth is, he’s the notorious player as of late, the laughingstock of the league for his foolish acts. Not only is he a mischief-maker, Marshall is a blockbuster receiver on the market this offseason, even though his marketability has faded for his arrogant, turbulent and egotistic conduct.

Despite all absurdity, he’s coming off his third consecutive season with at least 100 completed catches, so Marshall is well-deserving of a long-term contract in a change of scenery, but just not in Seattle.

He had three straight 1,000-yard seasons, all in Denver where he became a nuisance for the accusations of domestic violence and disrespecting and abusing women. There was more poor judgment in recent memory.

He had faced arrests for battery, disorderly conduct and driving under the influence. Stupidity is one thing, but ignorance is another, certainly the mind of Marshall.

This is awful for a rookie head coach reestablishing a reputation in the National Football League, with plenty of headaches in the first season as Carroll can see what type of team he’s coaching and where there’s much need for improvement.

Bringing abroad trouble to blend in with an unknown roster, isn’t a way to preface a new foundation, but a way to initiate turbulence.

Instead of adding havoc, the Seahawks is a franchise needing to ponder. That’s bad to know this renovating organization seems desperate and bold enough to sign a psychotic athlete.

To the populace in Seattle, remember he dragged down humor and urgency in Denver.

Fine, disagree with my premise, but he divided a unanimous and talented team, firmed to win the AFC West until the Broncos collapsed midway in the season.

Early in the regular-season last year, Denver’s coach Josh McDaniels handed Marshall a suspension as a disciplinary punishment of detrimental to the team.

I’m curious to know whether hearing this makes Seattle reconsider before making a contract offer.

I hope executives and the coaching staff think twice.

McDaniels sensed that Marshall was irresponsible and indifferent, when he refused to practice because of a hamstring injury. There’s no question that he’s a special talent, but his natural gift could explode at anytime.

He’s a risky addition, consisting of baggage no team really needs.

If Seattle signs Marshall, trouble might be brewing in the rainy skies.


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