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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.

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36 Responses to “Brandon Marshall “eager to take pressure off” Odell Beckham”
  1. giantsfan29910 says: Mar 9, 2017 6:44 AM

    Great signing. Please get Russel Okung now. And then sign JPP to a long term deal.

  2. sbhntr says: Mar 9, 2017 6:44 AM

    I predict a dumpster fire.

  3. riffrafflaff says: Mar 9, 2017 6:51 AM

    “eager to take pressure off him” means “they’d better throw me the damn ball”.

  4. dabears62 says: Mar 9, 2017 6:52 AM

    Is’s all about me with Marshall!

  5. Rolo Tomassi says: Mar 9, 2017 6:56 AM

    Woof
    Get your popcorn ready

  6. rowech44 says: Mar 9, 2017 6:59 AM

    with all those words of wisdom, what could possibly go wrong…

  7. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Mar 9, 2017 7:06 AM

    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.

  8. byHim4u says: Mar 9, 2017 7:36 AM

    Sounds like a great fit! There’s no doubt in my mind that the Giants just got better on offense, (Eagles guy).

  9. mindelm42 says: Mar 9, 2017 8:03 AM

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

  10. 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.

  11. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Mar 9, 2017 8:28 AM

    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 !

  12. 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!

  13. ebr362 says: Mar 9, 2017 8:41 AM

    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!

  14. dpdonny says: Mar 9, 2017 8:42 AM

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

    — Pats Fan

  15. justintuckrule says: Mar 9, 2017 8:44 AM

    Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiittttsssss

    SHOWTIME!

  16. 3beeps says: Mar 9, 2017 8:54 AM

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

  17. matiberio says: Mar 9, 2017 8:57 AM

    Oh, this is going to go well…

  18. ricko1112 says: Mar 9, 2017 9:05 AM

    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!

  19. seabrawk12 says: Mar 9, 2017 9:08 AM

    What’s he gonna do hide the kicking net?

  20. silvernblacksabbath says: Mar 9, 2017 9:09 AM

    Maturation process for OBJ?

  21. nbptma1 says: Mar 9, 2017 9:11 AM

    A clown act would take pressure off of anything

  22. tylawspick6 says: Mar 9, 2017 9:12 AM

    This guy is such a fraud. What he does is nowhere near what he says.

  23. jjackwagon says: Mar 9, 2017 9:14 AM

    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.

  24. newjerseygiants says: Mar 9, 2017 9:15 AM

    Now just add a good tight end and a Super Bowl is just about guaranteed. Who knows? Maybe they’ll bring back Martellus Bennett?

  25. jags2daship says: Mar 9, 2017 9:16 AM

    It will be after the 2nd loss of the season that these two divas go at each other

  26. tylawspick6 says: Mar 9, 2017 9:27 AM

    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!

  27. bobC927 says: Mar 9, 2017 9:29 AM

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

  28. superpatsfan5 says: Mar 9, 2017 9:35 AM

    Awesome signing…from an entertainment stand point. I’d LOVE to see the Pats play these guys in the SB (if we make it that is)

  29. vdogg says: Mar 9, 2017 9:38 AM

    He loved Cutler and Fitzpatrick before that too…

  30. bradygirl12 says: Mar 9, 2017 9:42 AM

    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…

  31. minnesoulja says: Mar 9, 2017 9:53 AM

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

    — Pats Fan

    ———————————

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

  32. nyneal says: Mar 9, 2017 10:05 AM

    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.

  33. bighoser says: Mar 9, 2017 10:27 AM

    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.

  34. cueghost says: Mar 9, 2017 10:39 AM

    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.

  35. jag1959 says: Mar 9, 2017 11:31 AM

    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

  36. koolaid69 says: Mar 9, 2017 3:01 PM

    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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