Brandon Marshall “eager to take pressure off” Odell Beckham

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There were a lot of free agent deals reported on Wednesday, but most of them remain hypothetical because pen can’t be put to paper until the new league year opens on Thursday afternoon.

That’s not the case with the Giants and wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Marshall was released by the Jets, so they were able to set his deal in stone on Wednesday and move ahead with a press conference announcing Marshall as the newest member of the team. Much of the discussion centered on one of Marshall’s new teammates.

Marshall called wide receiver Odell Beckham the league’s “biggest superstar” and said that he’s “eager to take pressure off him” in 2017.

“I’m excited to see him take it to another level,” Marshall said, via the New York Post. “This kid isn’t even in his prime yet and he’s a monster, so I can’t wait to be a part of his journey, this maturation process that he’s on. … Being able to be a sounding board for him and talk to him about some of the great things he’s experienced and some of the challenging things he went through last year, I was just happy I could be there for him. I just love the guy to death.”

Marshall’s presence on the field should help the Giants as defenses will be stretched against the pass with another strong option on the outside. Marshall believes his “wealth of experience, good and bad” will also be of assistance to Beckham and success on both fronts would make his signing a big win for the Giants.

36 responses to “Brandon Marshall “eager to take pressure off” Odell Beckham

  1. I know he’s had his issues in the past but it sounds like he’s learned a lot and matured a lot.
    Hate away haters but Marshall, Beckham, and Sheppard are going to make a tough trio to defend.

  2. I like the tone of his statement. Looks like he is accepting of OBJ being the one, and he being the big brother.

  3. Didn’t see this one coming.
    They get a running back and Eli has no excuses this year.

  4. First off Brandon shhhhhhhhhhh ! Odell will always put pressure on himself that’s how he’s wired and that’s why he’s great you should take a page out of his book , longggggggggg time GIANTS fan glade to have you but be the KING OF YOUR SILENCE AND NOT A SLAVE TOO YOUR WORDS and we will get along just fine !

  5. That locker room is going to implode with 2 divas complaining about not getting the ball enough. Then add all those crucial interceptions Eli always throws.

    Boomer, Carton, and that sleepy, babbling slob Francesa are going to have a field day!

  6. Grab your popcorn NYG fans, this is either going to be a fun pairing to watch or a diva driven nightmare when one of them doesn’t get enough attention………………………..I’ll take #1 for the first 5-7 games and #2 for the rest of the season. The Jets, that aren’t exactly dripping with WR talent got rid of him for a reason, this makes team number what 5 in 10yrs, says alot!

  7. That sound you don’t hear…..is NFL Defensive Backs thinking up ways to stay out of Beckham/Marshall/Shepherd highlight reels.

  8. ricko1112 says:
    Mar 9, 2017 8:29 AM
    That locker room is going to implode with 2 divas complaining about not getting the ball enough. Then add all those crucial interceptions Eli always throws.

    Boomer, Carton, and that sleepy, babbling slob Francesa are going to have a field day!

  9. yeah…and then as soon as Brandon starts catching some passing to take pressure off Odell, Odell will be complaining that they aren’t throwing his way.

  10. Giants Jerry Reese, as dumb and mediocre as he’s been with outright luck as a GM, is squashing this into a 1 year window to go for it all.

    Won’t work.

    NEver does.

    JPP is gone after 2017 with his club, Eli is older and older, they have no run game, their roster is really top heavy, and they need to pay Beckham sooner rather than later.

    Yikes!

  11. Do the NYG have a psychiatrist on their payroll? If not, with these two nutjobs, they’ll surely need one.

  12. Marshall is just as immature as Beckham, so this should be interesting. They both want the ball all the time, for one thing. I think everyone knows the rest…

  13. I hope this works out the way Marshall describes it. They’ll both be better men for it.

    — Pats Fan

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    More people need to think like this and talk like this online. Good form.

  14. I think this is a great signing by the Giants. If they manage to get a good pass catching TE in the the draft, they will have a great passing offense — as good as any in the league.
    If they manage to improve their running game, look out Dallas. They’ll win the NFC East.

  15. B-Marsh is always a good teammate… for the first year. After that, the countdown begins for his next blowup. If the G-Men are lucky, that won’t happen until year 3 when they should be ready to cut him anyway.

  16. This all sounds great and all, until the first time Eli forces a pass to OBJ on a play that BM felt like he was open…… then out come the true colors. Add a short little losing streak (which happens in NY every single year) and this signing will quickly be exposed as an epic fail which will leave Marshall looking for a new team this time again next year.

  17. 1captain1 says:
    Mar 9, 2017 8:07 AM
    Didn’t see this one coming.
    They get a running back and Eli has no excuses this year.
    _____________________

    In the past 13 years I have yet to hear Eli offer an excuse.
    The Giants offensive line will have have a lot more to do with their success or lack thereof than whoever they acquire at RB

  18. Marshall is a 1st ballot HOFer to have the seasons he’s had with the terrible quarterbacks and front offices to deal with. How humble for him to say those things because Odell will never in his life accomplish what Brandon has.

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