Wide receiver Brandon Marshall still isn’t 100 percent full speed with the Seattle Seahawks just yet, but his progress up to this point has been promising.
Marshall “started” Seattle’s preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts and played just seven snaps without a pass coming his direction before calling it a night. However, his work in practice during training camp has seemed to indicate that Marshall does indeed have something left int he tank.
“It’s been really good,” offensive coordinator Brian Schottenhiemer said. “I mean, he had a big play today. It’s just, there’s some timing stuff still. He and Russ (Wilson) are working through it. That’s a big part of him being out there but I love seeing him out there. He’s been over with us during the quarterback individual stuff, which is great. They’re talking all the time, but yes. Very encouraged.”
The Seahawks haven’t had a wide receiver with Marshall size and pedigree during the Pete Carroll era. The two receivers that come closest to matching the mold are Sidney Rice and Mike Williams, though neither one had the full package Marshall has shown through his 12 seasons in the NFL.
Seattle is looking to replace at least some of the 10 touchdowns scored by Jimmy Graham last season. The hope is Marshall can show his biggest benefits in the red zone while also being a factor between the 20’s…