NFL Free Agency: Why The Seahawks’ Pursuit of Brandon Marshall Makes No Sense

March 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Seahawks are in the market for a disgruntled receiver, with a first round pick as the expected bounty. Where have we heard this before?
When the Seahawks, and then General Manager Tim Ruskell, traded for Deion Branch in 2006, it was a move that foreshadowed the philosophy that has generated today’s mediocrity.
Branch, then a Patriot, wasn’t known for massive production or elite athletic ability. Rather, Branch had produced heavily in two Patriots Super Bowl victories, and won the MVP in Super Bowl XXXIX.
But as the last few years have shown, reputation as a good teammate, solid character, and single-game accolades can only take a player so far.
Not that Branch was a slouch, though. He’d amassed 998 yards the previous season on 78 receptions, and caught five touchdowns. He’d become a favorite target of Tom Brady , and had begun to function very well in the Patriots' offensive scheme.
Eventually though, Branch would become disgruntled with his lack of...

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