Posted Sun Apr 4th by Ian Henson
By now Broncos Nation have undoubtedly seen that The Denver Post has reported that Brandon Marshall got married to his fiancee Michi Nogami-Campbell last week on April 1st, by a Judge in Arapahoe County (near Denver).
Now, I’m no forensic scientist, but I am a blogger… That doesn’t give me much of a license at all, but here it goes:
According to ESPN The Magazine the newly nuptialed Marshall’s wedding date was scheduled to be June 19th, 2010. So unless the Marshall’s are merely trying to cash in on some type of pre-April 15th (tax day, also happens to be the final day for teams to sign other teams restricted free agents to offer sheets) incentive, they felt the need to get married now and they chose to do it in Denver.
Possibly as a spur of the moment romantic gesture, but more likely because sub-consciously he feels that he’s not going anywhere.
Now I could be completely off my rocker (and I often am), but from the moment I saw that, one- this marriage was pushed forward and, two- that they chose to do it in Denver; not Orlando, not Las Vegas, not The Cayman Islands or Jamaica… I felt as if something was up.
You don’t, “Hate this ****** city,” (Denver) and chose to personally immortalize it as the place where you get married to the person that you hope to spend the rest of your life with.
The fact that he was in Denver period should mean something (he could be in Orlando or Atlanta, eek), look at what trades have transpired around the NFL this offseason.
A trade from the Arizona Cardinals to the Baltimore Ravens for Anquan Boldin and last night a trade between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins for Donovan McNabb. The thing that they all have in common is that they were all possible landing spots for Marshall and now they’re not.
The other thing those trades have in common is that none of them involved a first round draft pick. Marshall’s worth a first round draft pick not just because of his talent, but because of his age.
The Broncos shouldn’t give Marshall up for anything less than a first round draft pick and I don’t see them doing that unless there’s a player available while the draft is occuring that Brian Xanders and Josh McDaniels feel as if they just can’t live without at that pick. Marshall will be in a Broncos uniform in 2010 barring a Jaimie Dukes style, ‘Bombshell’.
Let’s have it Nation. I can definitely see Marshall being a hold out, but given his recent statements message it is about the money and he would like to stay in Denver. So Marshall is going to force Denver’s hand and the Broncos may very well end up stacked at the wide receiver position as a result.