xbay wrote:Oh, and I heard about the Marshall news. Sounds like the Broncos want the Seahawks to include their first round draft choice. If I'm a Seahawks fan, I'm like... F that.
Well, the fact that they have two gives them some leeway, but I'd be wary to do that, unless the Broncos agree to add something else into the trade.
No way are they going to trade the 6th overall pick for him. Which is why they wont sign him to an offer sheet. They are trying to negotiate a sign and trade with Denver for diffferent compensation. Denver has maintained they want that 6th pick and will only respond to an offer sheet. I believe they are bluffing and would take ANY first round pick for him hence the tender offer. Presumably the Seahawks would trade the 14th pick at most.
One interesting ploy the Seahawks could use is to involve a differerent team to either get him for their price of the 14th pick or to force Denver to negotiate.
They could get into talks with a team in the latter part of the first round (say in the 25-32 range) and have THEM sign Marshall to an offer sheet. If Denver does not match, that late pick goes to Denver and Marshall goes to that team. Then Seattle trades the 14th pick to that team for Marshall. Seattle gets Marshall for the 14th pick, the team at the bottom of the draft moves way up in the 1st in exchange for their late round pick, and Denver gets the late round pick.
Perhaps even getting involved with these talks could force Denver to the table as they certainly would rather the 14th over a late 20's pick.
My hope is they eventually can get him for a 2nd and future 4th or something like that. He comes with bagage and does not appear to have a lot of suitors right now.