The Brandon Marshall Saga

February 12th, 2010

Lots of Bucs fans, maybe grasping at straws, are more than intrigued with disgruntled Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall.

With the status of Bucs receivers Antonio Bryant, a free agent, and Michael Clayton, who woefully plays below the worth of his bloated contract, far from certain, Bucs fans seem to hope (pray?) that despite all the not-so-veiled messages from One Buc Palace, the Bucs might just acquire Marshall.

The Broncos have all but said that they have kissed and made up with Marshall. The Broncos receiver claims he is now happy in Denver.

Mike Florio, the creator, curator and overall guru of claims this is nothing more than a massive smoke screen by both parties and explains in this video that Marshall is indeed on the market.

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11 Responses to “The Brandon Marshall Saga”

  1. Marc Says:

    Hey Joe,

    Given the Bucs let AB walk, do you think it would make sense for the Glazers to hire Marshall? In my opinion Marshall comes with more baggage than AB. You could make a case that he is more productive, sure. But remember that Marshall wasn’t playing through a knee injury this past season, also he was getting th ball from one, established, QB.

  2. Joe Says:


    Joe is of the belief that the Bucs will let Antonio Bryant test the waters, betting that he won’t get a lot of high-dollar offers.

    Thing to keep in mind that little is talked about: The upheaval of January 2009 and the subsequent purging of older players was largely because the team wanted to build through the draft. Yet, the Bucs were in negotiations to acquire bratty Jay Cutler and Facestomper Haynesworth.

    In short, youneverknow.

  3. Jeff Says:

    I love Marshall’s talent, who doesn’t? I’d dance with the devil to have Marshall on our team – I’ll take the chance.

  4. Trevor Says:

    As far as whether or not the Bucs are willing to make a trade like that, just look at K2 from last year and NO ONE saw that coming. Granted, Marshall comes with a different kind of baggage, but if the price is right, the Bucs have shown a willingness to deal for players with issues. And if we can pull off the same deal for Marshall, a 2nd and a 5th, I think we should jump at it.

    As far as youth movement is concerned, he’ll be 26 when next season starts (3 or 4 years younger than AB).

    As far as the avoided gaffes from last year, Cutler would’ve fit the theme of youth movement, although Haynesworth wouldn’t have. I have a sneaky suspicion that whatever was offered Haynesworth, there must have been something wrong with how it was structured (maybe too easily voidable, including pieces that would be otherwise guaranteed), and the Front Office may have put those clauses in there figuring he would never take it. Going after him, while a nice thought, never made sense with the youth movement.

  5. Marc Says:

    Thanks Joe.

    Dont get me wrong all, I would love to have Marshall on our team, he would be a great weapon for Freeman to throw to. I just don’t agree with letting AB go. If you are going to let AB go, it is not logical to sign Marshall, thats all im saying.

  6. Marc Says:

    … hes not THAT old.

  7. Brian Says:

    Make this trade. And why stop there? If Suh/McCoy are gone take Dez Bryant with the #3 pick. We need to surround Freeman with as much talent as we can. And thats potentially a top 5 receiving corps(K2, Marshall, Bryant). The one good thing about Raheem? He gets along with his players. I think Tampa is the best pace for a guy like Marshall.

  8. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    I’d rather trade for Boldin personally.

    Just as talented and much less of a trouble-maker…if he can stay healthy.

  9. Brian Says:

    he is also 30 years old. marshall might not even be in his prime yet. We have had luck with diva receivers before. I think Marshall is well worth the risk. All he really wants is to be paid. we paid winslow last year, do the same for marshall.

  10. Joe Says:

    Radio Mushmouth:

    Just as talented and much less of a trouble-maker…if he can stay healthy

    That’s what scares Joe about Boldin. Joe loves the guy, but a high-priced 30-year old receiver with nagging injuries is a major red flag.

  11. Radio Mushmouth Says:


    But Marshall is a complete jack-ass malcontent who is always either getting arrested or causing problems in the locker-room.

    So you pick your poison I guess. 🙂