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The Giants Are Not and Should Not Get Brandon Marshall.

Am I the only one in the world who thinks the Giants should not puruse Brandon Marshall?

I will admit that Brandon Marshall is Super talented. He’s Young, he’s more than fast enough, he’s big and strong. But there are reasons why the Giants should not get Brandon Marshall.

He’s Too Expensive.

FIrst is the actual cost of the player (Roy Wililams, who has only ONE Career 1,000 yards receiving season fetched a 1st and a 3rd round draft pick).

Marshall Already has two in his young career, and he won’t be 26 until next year. So again, his price is not going to be low.

The Broncos already traded away Jay Cutler. Fans will overthrow Broncos management if they Also trade Brandon Marshall.

This makes trading Bradon Marshall, from the Broncos perspective Very difficult.

Think about it-how you would feel as a Giants fan if they traded away Eli Manning (a franchise QB) and their next best player (in the Giants case Justin Tuck, I think) for young guys who are two years away from producing. The Broncos play in a weak division they could still contend next year with Marshall.

The Giants can’t steal Brandon Marshall away from the Broncos for our scrubs.

Mathias Kiwanuka is going to be a free agent as well, why would the Broncos want a rent-a-player? Is Kiwanuka the kind of player you shell out 10-12 million a year for? Maybe, but I don’t know and I”m not sure the Broncos would think so. But some team with a lot of space or a team that Kiwanuka can be a final puzzle piece for might. And you can’t franchise him (16.5 million dollar cost). So I don’t think the Giants can give Kiwianuka and a 5th rounder for Marshall.

Because the Broncos can’t afford to trade away their best player, again this off-season it’ll be at LEAST a 1st and a 3rd rounder, which is pretty expensive.

Marshall is whining about wanting a new contract now with the Broncos, he’s going to want to get paid 10-15 million dollars a year (especially since he might beleive there is going to be an uncapped year) which means the Giants have to shell out a lot of money for a player who has been habitually “being in the wrong place at the wrong time” ., I think (some place for sure), also reported that Brandon Marshall is displeased with the Broncos being a “Run First Team” Now.
If this is true, I’m sure he’ll “love” being on the Giants.

Do the Giants need to spend more money and give away draft picks on another player with legal issues? Haven’t we had our fair share recently (Rocky Bernard, Michael Boley (Both domestic abuse charges), Ahmahd Bradshaw (probation violation), Plaxico, Antonio Pierce (in with the Plax thing, but cleared), Kareem McKenzie-drunk driving to name the ones I can remember). Most of the players didn’t have major infractions but why would you a player who might potentiall disrupt what has been one of the more cohesive locker rooms in the league?

Lastly like it or not the Giants spend a lot of money in the off-season with the additions of Boley, Bernard, Canty, and the extension of Eli Manning so getting Marshall (after the 1st and 3rd) will really, really keep the cap space tight the next few years (assuming there is no work-stoppage or uncapped years), which is something that also has to be taken into consideration.

Now, I’m not against getting Marshall for very little in the trade and for him taking a discount to be with a good team (like Randy Moss did, but Moss had already made big-time money), but I don’t think that is happening with Marshall.

On my other blog I did a preview for the N.F.C. East you can find it here:

As always, feel free to leave comments, I’ll get back to you.

And have a nice day, everyone.

Oh yeah, I live out of the New York, tri-state area so I was not able to catch most of the game, although I eventually found a site streaming the game. So I don’t have observations that extend beyond the box-score and I don’t like to do things that way.

But Bradshaw averaged 9 yards a carry, which is quality. Nicks had a 55 yard reception (did he catch that down field or make a move and run? Anyone know? I didn’t see it). And C.C. Brown had 8 or 9 tackles, which goes with what I Saw last week-when he was always around the ball (although he did not come away with a lot of plays made). He looks very athletic, so it’s comofting to know we have some depth at the safety position.

We’ll see who the other player who makes it is for Safety…unless like I’ve petitioned for before they make Terrel Thomas a safety as well. I think he’d be a good one.

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2 Responses to “The Giants Are Not and Should Not Get Brandon Marshall.”

  1. Jason C. says:

    C.C. Brown had a lot of tackles, but got ran past way too many times, all of our safeties in fact, were out of place on just about every play, it was ugly, the safety’s need to get it together, though we did SORELY miss Pierce.
    I’m hoping Goff moves ahead of Blackburn on the depth chart, I’ve had about all I can take with Blackburn, he’s barely an NFL quality player…

    • Thank you for the input, Jason C.

      That’s why I don’t like to make observations based on the box score, and I’ll never state observations from the box-score as fact.

      Maybe people are downplaying Pierce’s importance to the team?

      Seems that way.

      Blackburn is a solid, boring, does not do anything wrong kind of N.F.L. player. But Kehl, Sintim and Goff can make things happen. players, I hope they are all ahead of him on the depth chart. Blackburn is ok to have on the team for depth purposes because he understands the game, but he’ll never make things happen, I think.

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