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Old 06-19-2009, 04:40 AM   #1
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After a few quiet weeks—a rarity since Josh McDaniels took over as head coach—the Denver Broncos found themselves in another full-fledged personnel controversy.


Receiver Brandon Marshall wants out.


Earlier this offseason, quarterback Jay Cutler forced his way out of Denver by demanding a trade. He was dealt to Chicago.


The Broncos’ situation with Marshall is different, but a major problem nonetheless. Marshall stayed away from the team’s mandatory minicamp, upset with his own contract and a hip injury that wasn’t diagnosed properly last season. He had surgery this offseason and is still recovering while mostly rehabbing at his Orlando, Fla., home.



A meeting with team officials, including owner Pat Bowlen, led to the trade request. Marshall posted on his blog that he was ready to move on.


“It’s hard leaving an organization ran by one of the best owners in all of sports, and someone who’s been there for me through my ups and downs,” Marshall’s blog said.


The Broncos have a decision to make. Marshall has one year left on his contract, with a base salary of about $2.2 million. Marshall would be a restricted free agent after this season. He would be fined every day he holds out of training camp, if he chooses to do so.


McDaniels has preached team over individuals, especially in the wake of the Cutler trade. Also trading Marshall when he asks out could be bad precedent for the new regime. The team also needs playmakers, and Marshall had more than 100 catches each of the last two seasons.


Giving Marshall a new contract might also not send the right message, or be in the best interest of the team. Marshall has dealt with some off-field incidents, which led to a one-game suspension by the NFL last season. The Broncos did send a message by extending center Casey Wiegmann’s contract. Wiegmann was unhappy with his contract but showed up to all offseason training activities.


Because Marshall doesn’t have much leverage, the Broncos don’t have to trade him if they don’t get the right offer. The Broncos moved quickly to trade Cutler a couple of months ago after Cutler refused to return messages. The team doesn’t seem to have the same kind of urgency to move Marshall.


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• The Broncos didn’t wait until training camp to name a starting quarterback, pegging Kyle Orton before the team’s mandatory minicamp was over. The move was no surprise, considering Orton has a longer history of NFL success than Chris Simms, and he was a key to the trade that sent Jay Cutler to Chicago.



Orton has 5,319 yards in his 33 career starts, all with Chicago. He has a 21-12 record as a starter.


• Linebacker Boss Bailey, who had microfracture surgery last year, was released by the team. Bailey would have fit in the mix with the Broncos’ outside linebackers in their new 3-4 scheme, but the team will move on without him. Darrell Reid, Robert Ayers, Elvis Dumervil and Tim Crowder were the top outside linebackers at the team’s most recent minicamp.


• Center Casey Wiegmann was given a raise and a contract extension. The 2008 Pro Bowler wasn’t happy with his contract, which had only one year remaining on it. His deal was extended through 2010. Wiegmann had expressed recently that it would have been difficult for him to show up to training camp without a new extension.


• Broncos center Blake Schlueter signed a contract, the first of Denver’s draft picks to sign a deal. Schlueter was a seventh-round pick. The Broncos drafted 10 players in April.


Quote To Note: “The hardest thing was hearing Mr. B (Broncos owner Pat Bowlen) wish me luck in the future, but we both came to the conclusion that this is probably the best thing for me to grow on and off the field.”—Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall, from his blog, concerning his trade request.










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Old 06-19-2009, 05:19 AM   #2
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Because Marshall doesnít have much leverage, the Broncos donít have to trade him if they donít get the right offer. The Broncos moved quickly to trade Cutler a couple of months ago after Cutler refused to return messages. The team doesnít seem to have the same kind of urgency to move Marshall.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:04 AM   #3
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F U Marshall. I wish Brian Dawkins would go over to his house and be like listen,,,,, Shut the hell up, you're gonna play,,, you're gonna play well,,,, then you can get paid well. But for now,,, SHUT UP or I will Wolverine you!
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:21 AM   #4
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Dude has already played well. He has far outplayed his fourth round draft pick contract, and I see no problem with him seeking a long term deal going into the last year of his contract. Because this team seems intent on destroying itself this off season, then I'm sure we'll end up trading him for a 3rd at some point, getting completely raped in the deal (again).
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:38 AM   #5
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Dude has already played well. He has far outplayed his fourth round draft pick contract, and I see no problem with him seeking a long term deal going into the last year of his contract. Because this team seems intent on destroying itself this off season, then I'm sure we'll end up trading him for a 3rd at some point, getting completely raped in the deal (again).
I agree he should be getting paid...im not sure where the getting raped again part comes from though. Whether you like trading Cutler or not, the bears gave up a lot for him.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:47 AM   #7
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Dude has already played well. He has far outplayed his fourth round draft pick contract, and I see no problem with him seeking a long term deal going into the last year of his contract. Because this team seems intent on destroying itself this off season, then I'm sure we'll end up trading him for a 3rd at some point, getting completely raped in the deal (again).
You don't see a problem with handing guaranteed money to a guy who is one legal slip up away from being banished for half a season?

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I agree with a few other around here about a new incentive laden contract.

Give him the chance to earn his money, and the chance to forfeit it as well. Dangle the carrot, and get him to camp.

If he wants too much guaranteed, let him sit.
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and then when he does should there be a clause in there for when he puts up great numbers he gets paid highest paid reciever money
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Darrell Reid, Robert Ayers, Elvis Dumervil and Tim Crowder were the outside linebackers at the teamís most recent minicamp.

I am prepared to wager this is the largest group of OLBs in the history of the NFL.

Any takers?
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Old 06-19-2009, 12:19 PM   #12
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Dude has already played well. He has far outplayed his fourth round draft pick contract, and I see no problem with him seeking a long term deal going into the last year of his contract. Because this team seems intent on destroying itself this off season, then I'm sure we'll end up trading him for a 3rd at some point, getting completely raped in the deal (again).
I agree he is worth more then we are paying him, but he signed the deal. When you sign a 1st rnd /top 10 and they do nothing (gallory raiders/alex smith 49ers) they still get paid. The team cant go back in 2-3 yrs and say sorry your arent worth what we paid.

If he would just shut his mouth, show up, play well, and prove he isnt hurt or going to get into trouble again, then pay him at the end of the year. stupid to pay him now if he gets supsended or isnt healthy enough to play.
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You want to get paid Marshall? STOP HITTING WOMEN.
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Dude has already played well. He has far outplayed his fourth round draft pick contract, and I see no problem with him seeking a long term deal going into the last year of his contract. Because this team seems intent on destroying itself this off season, then I'm sure we'll end up trading him for a 3rd at some point, getting completely raped in the deal (again).
if he had put up the numbers he has on the field without all the off field crap, there is no doubt, he would already have gotten a new contract. but his off field crap that leads to the asumption he may not be available every game is troublesome to a team thinking about whether or not to give him a huge deal.

it is not as much about the hip as is written, it is about whether or not they trust him to keep himself out of trouble.
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I am prepared to wager this is the largest group of OLBs in the history of the NFL.

Any takers?
I'm sure they are, but hopefully won't be asked to do much in coverage. They all seem like pass rush specialist types, which is ok in a 3-4.
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