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Sunday, March 7, 2010
Marshall's visit shows how times change

By Mike Sando

Joel Knip of king5.com has posted video showing Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall arriving by seaplane for his visit to Seahawks headquarters Saturday.

The video is shot from a distance. It appears to show Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke and head coach Pete Carroll greeting Marshall, a restricted free agent, after the plane docks.

I found the video more compelling when imagining what former general manager Tim Ruskell might have said if asked to provide running commentary. Ruskell built his Seahawks philosophy around the idea that the team would seek high-character players while avoiding those who had demonstrated patterns of off-field issues.

It's striking that Marshall, a player with numerous arrests on his record, would be the first high-profile free agent the Seahawks courted after Ruskell's resignation.

Times do change.