The Bad: The Brandon Marshall fiasco

Trading for, then trading away Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall was a double whammy. The initial trade, and contact that allowed Miami to acquire Marshall from Denver, violated two of Ireland's core beliefs. The first was to avoid trading for a player that required a big contract. And Marshall's troublesome past contradicted the team's edict on avoiding complicated characters. Marshall's production in Miami was high, but the Dolphins traded him to Chicago before the 2012 season for two third-round picks, which haven't amounted to much (Michael Egnew, and a trade down that brought the Dolphins Dion Sims).
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( Robert Duyos / TFW Sun Sentinel / November 13, 2011 )

Trading for, then trading away Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall was a double whammy. The initial trade, and contact that allowed Miami to acquire Marshall from Denver, violated two of Ireland's core beliefs. The first was to avoid trading for a player that required a big contract. And Marshall's troublesome past contradicted the team's edict on avoiding complicated characters. Marshall's production in Miami was high, but the Dolphins traded him to Chicago before the 2012 season for two third-round picks, which haven't amounted to much (Michael Egnew, and a trade down that brought the Dolphins Dion Sims).

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