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Marshall arrives at team headquarters by seaplane

Post by Eric Williams on March 6, 2010 at 7:03 pm with 31 Comments »
March 6, 2010 8:29 pm

Thanks to the folks at local TV station KING-5 news, who shot this video of the Seahawks flying in Denver Broncos restricted free agent Brandon Marshall to the team’s headquarters in Renton off the banks of Lake Washington by seaplane. It appears Marshall is greeted on the dock first by head coach Pete Carroll, and later by team CEO Tod Leiweke.

Seahawks wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh received similar treatment on is trip to Seattle as a free agent last season.

According to a report by the NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora, Marshall is expected to stay in Seattle through Sunday.

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    Was just gonna post that – hope BM’s wife didn’t trip or sumpthin at the end there. Is that PC’s boat?

  2. JordanFL says:

    Gimme your purse. Do it.

  3. Mora and the Houshmandzadeh Watch Saga.

    Carroll: Hey Brandon give me your wife so I can be sure you will come back.

  4. SeahawkFan12 says:

    No, klm008…the plan is registered to Vulcan…Paul Allen’s company.

    Please let this just be a show. To give up the #6 overall pick for a head case is moronic. My hope is that we hold on to both 1st round picks, drat O line, draft a safety and fill other needs through FA withOUT giving up precious draft picks.

    Matthew doesn’t need a “playmaker”. He needs protection.

  5. We are not going to give up the #6 for Marshall. He needs protection 1A. A playmaker 1B.

    I keep thinking of Jay Cutler 2 years ago and all of the crap jump balls he’d throw up to Marshall and how BM would come down with them. It doesn’t take talent to throw a jump ball, but it sure as heck does to come down with a pass like that (part of the reason Favre looked so much better in ’09, than ’08… more talent at WR like Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin… and that was with a good Jets line, but the downfield playmakers were lacking… and a reason Cutler looked so much better when he had Marshall, than when he didn’t). Matt would look like a different QB if he could chuck balls up into the air and have someone make him look good (provided the OL improves enough to allow him time to throw it up there).

  6. vichawkfan says:

    #6 isn’t going anywhere…hence the “meeting” and future negotiations with Denver. Time for everyone to step back and relax….watch Bo Duke work some magic.

  7. Fan 12, Matthew needs protection AND playmakers. Our WR Corps is pathetic right now with Nate gone. Continued poor WR play will continue to result in coverage sacks for Matt regardless of who the O linemen are.

    Marshall is a superior player to anyone available at #6. Not to worry through, seems they can likely get him for less if they are patient. If it were me, I’d pull the trigger and sign him.

  8. SharkHawk says:

    Matthew doesn’t need anything. We need a QB who can stay healthy and play without acting like a chicken with its head cut off. There were several games where he had great protection at the end of the year and still stunk. I think he’s shell-shocked.

    Acquire as many play makers as you can, and draft the QB of the future and let Matt have his last couple of years and develop a youngster. If Cleveland wants to give us Brady Quinn and cash for Seneca then let’s go for it! ;)

  9. SeahawkFan12
    No, there’s a boat there inside the fenced yard, you just see the top of it.

  10. It’s in the -4:00 foreground. Wonder if they haul it outta the way when they bring in the plane?

  11. maddog12 says:

    The more I think about it the Hawks should extend Hass now. Front load his new deal (less cap later). Bring in a back-up that makes sense to PC and Bates. Then hope the rumors of Browns having interest in Seneca are true and trade him.

    If we draft a qb of the future and he looks good…we could then trade Matt for a serious haul of picks. If not keep Matt and trade the back up we signed above.

    Extending Hass now will be cheaper and uncapped. Allow the Hawks to control his future and set up to get great value for him if they decide to go that route.

  12. Hasselbeck has needed a play maker for 5 years. Remember all the nice things we said about him in 2007? That was with 3 very average receivers. With marshall, housh and maybe butler (assuming he could develop) wed be sick.

    People fail to realize how much a receiver like marshall would help. He could stretch the field making housh open in the middle, he could drop safeties into coverage instead of into blitz/run stop and he can catch a ball and plow it into the end zone.

    With a new LT and LG with marshall, we’re so clutch. A DE, FS and maybe a 6’0+ corner, business is ready to be crushed. This season is a lot more salvageable than everyone thinks.

    Marshall would immediately improve this team dramatically.

  13. BobbyAyala says:

    King 5 needs to hire some Paparazzi, that was the most pathetically inept spy vid I’ve ever seen…

    Eric, here’s a query, name me one weak-armed, over-the-hill QB in his second new system in as many years to lead his team to the playoffs.

    Hasselbeck needs to retire.

    The Clausen era is upon us.

    Let us all embrace change to its fullest.

  14. BobbyAyala says:

    “Our WR Corps is pathetic right now with Nate gone.”

    Um, our WR corps was pathetic with Burleson.

  15. freedom_X says:

    Seattle won’t be giving up the #6 pick. That’s why there’s no hurry to craft an offer sheet. Any deal will involve a trade with Denver, and unless some other team catches Marshall’s eye and he loses interest in Seattle, or another team goes with a low #1 and a poison pill, it may go down to draft day.

    Seattle likely would want to pull some trade manuvers to get another pick in the 2nd or 3rd rounds. Then they could give Denver a lower #1, or a 2nd and 3rd round pick. But most trade-downs will happen on draft day when a team wants to move up to grab someone they didn’t think would be available. It may not be easy for Seattle to trade down this far before the draft.

  16. Dukeshire says:

    BobbyAyala – lol, I will admit that I first thought TMZ when I saw this.

  17. So far, I like how C&S are setting us up for the draft.

    We have a legit shot at signing all of these guys n FA: Brandon Marshall, Aaron Kampman, Dwan Edwards, Ben Hamilton, Benjamin Watson, and OJ Atogwe!

    If we do that, we get more out of our existing players with better coaching, and we have a great draft, we may be back in contention sooner than we think!

  18. Palerydr says:

    I like what Freedom X has to say that would make more sense as I’m pretty sure no other team will sign him to an offer sheet and give up a 1st round pick. I do want BM on the team we need a playmaker at WR and as has been pointed out ad nauseum we need OL to which I am also in total agreement. I could see us trading down on draft day and getting that 2nd/3rd pick then trading it and a player Hawthorne/Branch for BM. It would seem to me that all BM and his agent are doing is talking money and possibly if he likes the Seattle area which most of us can agree is a great place to live. :)

  19. Well, Dwan Edwards left without a contract, Aaron Kampan signed with the Jags… so I guess that legit shot is toast.

  20. N2sports says:

    I was checking out Marshall’s stats and Wikipedia states that The hawks signed brandon on March 6,2010 a 4 year deal for $24.5 million. Does any one know of thats right?

  21. N2 – can you provide a link to your source. I checked and found no such reference.

  22. Dukeshire says:

    They must have taken that down, I don;t see it on there. It’s hard to imagine news like that would break on Wikipedia first.

  23. Dukeshire says:

    I hadn’t considered Carroll’s involvement with A Better LA when thinking about Marshall coming to Seattle. With Bates vouching for him (presumably) and Carroll’s desire to reach out to people, it does give me an added perspective. I was prepared to accept Marshall, baggage and all, if the price was right, and this give me something else to feel better about. I’m not naive, I understand the associated risk of bringing him in, but this doesn’t feel like a Bengal situation. Feels like a fresh start, potentially.

  24. Need to get Engram back, he played better than Nate. Give Matt his security blanket back.

  25. Matt Hasselbeck needs to remain the Hawk’s QB, with an OL that can give him more than a sec to throw and receivers who’ll get open and/or outfight any secondary guys for the ball. If Hawks get a QB in the draft, they’ll sit and watch, even if Matt gets hurt. Unless SW gets traded, he’s the #2 QB. A drafted QB will replace Teel, or will have to beat him out for the #3 spot in TC.

  26. Matt Hasselbeck needs to remain the Hawk’s QB, with an OL that can give him more than a sec to throw and receivers who’ll get open and/or outfight any secondary guys for the ball. If Hawks get a QB in the draft, they’ll sit and watch, even if Matt gets hurt. Unless SW gets traded, he’s the #2 QB. A drafted QB will replace Teel, or will have to beat him out for the #3 spot in TC.

  27. Betcha it’d be interesting listening in on CHI’s ‘War Room’, with Lovie (dealing with Cutler’s pleadings) asking “Why not go after Marshall?” and TR telling him that his character quotient “didn’t meet minimum standards”.

  28. SeahawkFan12 says:

    Stevos, good points and happen to agree.

    I have a hard time justifying giving up a to #10 overall pick for Marshall when Boldin went to Baltimore for a 3rd and and 5th round pick. In my estimation, Boldin has more value than Marshall, and I am not saying he (Marshall) isn’t awesome.

    I would love to see Hass get some much-needed protection, and I see a #6 OR #14 overall pick too high a price to pay for Marshall.

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