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Author: Jon Kuzma
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Just a few months ago Pete Carroll wasn’t guaranteeing Brandon Marshall a roster spot but now Carroll has to be excited he kept Marshall around. The veteran receiver made his presence felt in the Seahawks week one match up against the Broncos. Even though Seattle lost the game Marshall hauled in a touchdown receptions and 46 yards for the day. With the departure of Jimmy Graham this past off-season it’s going to be up to guys like Marshall to produce some offensive output. We know Russell Wilson is going to create some opportunities downfield. Tyler Lockett and Brandon Marshall did a good job of converting those chances into points against Denver. However this team has to find a way to keep their opponents from scoring. Bradley McDougald and Earl Thomas did a great job creating turnovers but the Seahawks let the game slip away. If Seattle can’t get the stops they need that just means the offense will have to score even more. So you can anticipate the rookie Will Dissly and Marshall being a factor in this passing attack all the way to the end. The offensive line has improved too so Wilson can buy even more time and let the play develop. For Marshall he needs to take advantage of that by continuing to be sure handed down the field but his best work must be done in the red zone. Brandon Marshall has a frame that can out body a lot of the defensive backs he goes against. Whether it’s on a slant or a fade down by the goal line. Marshall has to go get the football and prove he still has enough in the tank to be a real contributor. If that happens Seattle could bring him back in the future so the 34 year old has a lot riding on this season. All Marshall has to do is take it one snap at a time and put together a string of good catches.
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Brandon Marshall is carving out his role in the Seahawks offense.