John Schneider on losing out on Brandon Marshall
Posted by Danny O'Neil
For more than a month, the Seahawks were presumed to be the most likely team to land Brandon Marshall. They didn't, instead watching as he was traded to Miami. Denver got two
first second-round picks, the Dolphins got a receiver who has caught 100 or more passes in three successive seasons and Marshall got a big sack full of cash.
How much of a setback did Seattle suffer, failing to land Marshall?
How much did not acquiring Marshall set back your plans?
"It didn't really set back our plans," general manager John Schneider said. "There was a certain level of risk. We got in. We did our investigation. We had great contact, we had great communication all the way through, and we had a certain level we were willing to go to and it just didn't happen.
"We weren't going to come off of where we were, and congratulations to Brandon and Miami and Denver for working it out."
That's a sign that Seattle wasn't hedged out of acquiring Marshall, but the Seahawks decided the asking price was too much.
Did Seattle make the right call? That will depend on what Seattle does with the draft picks it didn't spend to acquire Marshall and how Marshall performs on a new contract.
What Seattle's pursuit of Marshall demonstrated the Seahawks are willing to dig in their heels and stick to a value assessment of what acquiring a certain player is worth.
"I think when you start getting into panic mode is when you really start getting yourself in trouble," Schneider said.
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