April 14, 2010

Everyone has a cousin in Miami, now they have a Marshall too: Brandon Marshall is heading to Miami for a second-round pick in next week's NFL draft and what league sources say is an additional second-round pick in 2011.

posted by Demophon to football at 08:21 AM - 8 comments


Did the season start yet?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 08:56 AM on April 14, 2010

second-round pick

Feeling more and more like the Steelers got totally railed by the Jets giving us a 5th round pick for Santonio.

posted by Debo270 at 09:01 AM on April 14, 2010

As a Jets fan, I'd have rather spent the 2nd rounder on Marshall.

posted by cjets at 12:02 PM on April 14, 2010

This seems like a great move, but i am not sure how all the pieces fit here. Now that they have a big play wide-out (and if i remember right ronnie brown has had some issues of late), will we see less wildcat? This could end up being a great move, but i think that their offense will change quite a bit as a result of it.

Also, is Chad Henne ready to have to make sure that Marshall gets his touches?

posted by brainofdtrain at 12:08 PM on April 14, 2010

We saw a lot less wildcat last year after Brown fell over. I think there were three plays in the win over Carolina, a handful in the debacle in Buffalo and then we beat New England and Jacksonville without any wildcat plays at all.

In the Carolina game the "wild cat" was used as a single back, no QB without the second back running the jet sweep, removing a key deception from the system.

Pat White came in for a bit of work, but he almost exclusively, (outside of, (off the top of my head), the loss to Tennessee), runs the Pistol and not the Wildcat.

I think the Dolphins would be delighted to move away from the wildcat as its creation was a matter of necessity rather than desire. I think we'll still see it used, even if Henne-to-Marshall is fantastic, but at a much lesser rate.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:05 PM on April 14, 2010

Also, is Chad Henne ready to have to make sure that Marshall gets his touches?

I think he is. Henne did well last year despite not having a top flight receiver to get the ball to. Marshall is certainly a step above Bess. And their rushing attack will prevent the defense from solely defending against the pass.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:35 PM on April 14, 2010

As a broncos fan, I really think this is the best we could expect to get for this guy. Too many troubles, and the Holmes deal did us no favors. Mmmm, Brandon and south beach, one strike away from a season long suspension. Parcells is usually good with these guys, but he ain't the coach and an all time record contract for this guy??? As much as it will hurt to lose his talent, I don't think I'll miss the lack of commitment to the team. Gl Miami.

posted by tnip23 at 03:51 PM on April 14, 2010

And the flood of "troubled" yet brilliantly talented players continues out of the Denver locker room. Did Al Davis secretly buy the Broncos?

posted by irunfromclones at 04:21 AM on April 16, 2010

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