Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Brandon Marshall to Ravens is just something to talk about

According to Mike Florio from ProFootballTalk.com, “rumors are flying in some circles that [Brandon] Marshall could land in Baltimore.

Bonnie Raitt’s request was just answered…

Just give us something to talk about!

Look do the math…given that the trading bar was set last year when the Cowboys gave up a first and a third (draft picks) to the Lions for Roy Williams, one would think that the price for Marshall would be about the same unless the market drops significantly on the Broncos’ Pro Bowler given the looming legal troubles stemming from a domestic dispute with Marshall’s former girlfriend.

Marshall has averaged 103 catches and nearly 1,300 yards over the past 2 seasons and he’s just 25. These numbers suggest the Ravens would not only have to cough up some big time picks for Marshall, they would also have to pay a guy with character concerns a hefty contract.

Meanwhile the Ravens have invited a slew of young free agent receivers in to their rookie camp this week.

Might the Ravens have extended these invitations to light a fire under the current group of receivers? Might they have thrown their name into the Marshall ring with the sole purpose of sending a message and nothing more?

Given the emphasis on character under John Harbaugh, maybe the discussions circling the Ravens and Marshall are nothing more than offseason filler.

Hey, it worked today in this blog entry, right?



Jerry B said...

It doesn't take a football genius to figure out that the Ravens have serious concerns at wide receiver and tight end. If they have to bring in "cannon fodder" to motivate the current crop, that only adds to those concerns. Concerning the rash of injuries again this year, do other teams encounter similar problems or are the Ravens just "snake bitten"? Just wondering.......

Is there a new Marshall in town? said...

Doesn't sound like you think the Ravens are interested in Marshall. He could be the X Factor, to borrow from your old show.