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Brandon Marshall to Seahawks?

I keep hearing locker room rumors that beastly Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall will soon find himself in a Seahawks uniform.

Word is, newly hired coach Pete Carroll isn’t wasting any time in putting his stamp on the franchise. Seattle, who is sans GM right now, would trade the oft-injured wideout Deion Branch along with undisclosed picks to Denver in exchange for the talented pass-catcher.

Marshall would be a legit #1 receiver for Seattle and current #1 T.J. Houshmandzadeh can go back to his de facto #2 role, a position he excelled in opposite Chad Ochocinco in Cincinnati.

Branch would battle for a starting position with Jabar Gaffney in Denver, assuming Eddie Royal would be the other starter. With athletes like that, the Denver passing offense suddenly isn’t looking very explosive. (Not to mention Kyle Orton is still the starting quarterback.)

Now if Carroll secures a stud quarterback–like Notre Dame’s Jimmy Clausen or Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford–with one of the Seahawks’ two first round picks in April’s NFL Draft, Seattle should have a dynamic pass threat for the next decade.

This is just a rumor that seems to be getting bigger by the minute and by no means has anything been consummated yet. But it will be interesting to see how this situation plays out. Stay tuned to this blog as I will report all new information as I hear it.

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  1. I believe no matter what Carroll does, he will never have a winning record in the NFL. His past will come back to haunt him…The NFL is not College ball, I could be wrong, but then again….

    Posted by Mark A. Putzer | January 13, 2010, 4:53 am
  2. He was underwhelming in his first pro stint, but maybe he has learned from previous mistakes. Time will tell, but he has a bare cupboard to work with right now.

    Posted by Eric Balkman | January 13, 2010, 4:00 pm
  3. Just curious, but what does hearing it from locker room sources mean? Do you work for an NFL team? Do you have friends that play in the league? Pretty sure that Pete hasn’t had time to do anything but a few interviews for GMs and coaches so far, much less start trade discussions. I am not ruling it out, I would just like to know how credible your sources are?

    Posted by JankyTilter | January 13, 2010, 11:25 pm
  4. Dunno what to say to Marks statement other than that Pete Carrolls already has a winning record in the NFL. 33-31. Many, MANY coaches in the nfl never got close to 30 wins. Granted, he inherited a SB Patriots team, but still, credit where it is due.

    Posted by Brendan | January 14, 2010, 12:30 am
  5. Just for the record, Pete Carroll had a winning record in the NFL!

    Posted by Tom Sullivan | January 14, 2010, 12:37 am
  6. @ Mark A. Putzer

    “I believe no matter what Carroll does, he will never have a winning record in the NFL. His past will come back to haunt him…The NFL is not College ball, I could be wrong, but then again….”

    If Pete Carroll tomorrow says, “Uhh, whoops, sorry guys, I think I’ll just take my millions and retire,” he’ll have a winning record in the NFL.

    Posted by Matt | January 14, 2010, 12:45 am
  7. Yeah what does “locker room chatter” mean? Can you elaborate because this would obviously be huge for the seahawks.

    Posted by Matt | January 14, 2010, 12:46 am
  8. Nevermind, Marshall is a Free Agent, he cannot be traded unless he is franchised so I’m not sure where this rumor is coming from.

    Also Dummerville is a FA as well and I think the Broncos value him more, so he is more likely get the Tag assuming a deal cannot be reached.

    The Hawks could just sign Marshall as a Free Agent in that case.

    Posted by Matt | January 14, 2010, 1:10 am
  9. haha, that comment about the winning record is perfect. idiot.
    after carroll was announced as HC, i had a whole bunch of question marks about the guy. he more then answered them in his press conference. i think his head is where it needs to be, now he just needs to get to work. i’m gonna sit back and see what happens.
    as for marshall, you need to list your sources, dude, fast. if this is legit, it could mean crazy things for the Hawks. but i personally have no idea how this could be true and some dude from crafty balky something or other is the only one who knows. i wanna believe you, but sources? please? “locker room rumors” could be four dudes at your gym. i need to know where you’re getting this.

    Posted by qn4 | January 14, 2010, 2:59 am
  10. Carroll had 3 .500 or over seasons in 4 years as a head coach, went to the playoffs twice…how is that bad?

    Posted by Fav13259 | January 14, 2010, 4:02 am
  11. Still haven’t heard about what the heck “locker room rumors” means…

    Posted by pwhit44 | January 14, 2010, 3:33 pm
  12. Thanks for posting your questions, readers. I’ll have an updated post up shortly!

    Posted by Eric Balkman | January 14, 2010, 3:57 pm
  13. To Mark A. Putzer…..Get your fax staight. He has a winning record in the NFL. He is 33-31 right now.

    Posted by Jesse Palmer | January 15, 2010, 3:09 pm
  14. Mark A. Putzer, he already has a winning record in the NFL.

    Posted by udubdave | January 15, 2010, 4:54 pm
  15. Sorry Mark A. Putzer, if you did your research than you would realize that Pete Carroll ALREADY has a winning NFL record….not to mention a couple playoff wins too…better than Jim Mora’s record.

    Count your blessings

    Posted by jdubbski | January 15, 2010, 11:37 pm
  16. hahaahahahahaha I should have looked and realized that “Mark A. Putzer” was already getting bashed. Dont post on this website again thanks.

    Posted by jdubbski | January 15, 2010, 11:39 pm
  17. He could have meant that no matter what Carroll does this season, he won’t be good enough to overcome such a lack of depth on that Seattle squad to retain a winning record.

    Posted by Eric Balkman | January 16, 2010, 9:58 pm

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