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Would LA Ironmen Benefit from Signing Marcello Margott?

Would LA Ironmen Benefit from Signing Marcello Margott?

Marcello Margott, Moscow Red Legion

When you’re considered one of the best players in the league in just about every category of the sport, it should come as no surprise that another franchise would want your talent. A few days after World Cup was over, we heard whispers of the possibility that Marcello could play for the Los Angeles Ironmen. Shortly after, we caught up with the coach of the Ironmen, Kevin Bredthauer, and he had this to say:

[quote]Obviously the Marcello addition would be a good fit as he lives in San Diego and plays a position we are lacking. However we have not made him any formal offer yet. We will probably have some players, that we resign as well as some new additions.[/quote]

Upon watching the Ironmen get dismantled by Tampa Bay Damage (again) at World Cup, one thing definitely became apparent; their dorito side threat is non-existent and barely scratches the surface of their opponents defense at the best of times. When pitted against the lower performing teams, the Ironmen can play aggressive on both sides of the field, but the top-tier teams in the Pro division force Los Angeles to pump their brakes on the dorito side. The issue with this is the fact that they lack a “go to” front-dorito side player. And that’s where Marcello comes in…

Marcello holds one of the most inspiring stories in the sport. It was just last year that he was in rehab for his torn ACL, meniscus and cartilage in his knee. Just before this, he and Infamous parted ways due to the distrust in his intensive rehab schedule. Some may argue that he was cut from the Infamous roster due to his lackluster season performance, but if you ask Todd Martinez, Infamous’ Coach, he would say that Margott was among his top players both years. This season, Marcello has racked up a total of 78 kills, with his best performance being Chicago PSP – where he was virtually unstoppable, collecting 28 kills. He has been one of a total of five players in the league to actually have that many kills in one tournament. Margott’s in-game survival rating would be another benefit to the Los Angeles Ironmen camp; as he survives 73% of the time while on the field, which is pretty high for ANY player, let alone a front player.

Considering the fact that Moscow Red Legion has been really good to Marcello this season, allowing him the chance to redeem himself and supporting him throughout the year, it would be a slight surprise to see him walk. He knows that he is on a team that has the potential to win multiple tournaments next season. But there is always a slight rift when you’re surrounded by teammates that you barely know; who barely speak English. Have you ever hung around Moscow? They aren’t exactly the “joke around” bunch. If Marcello does decide to make the move, it will probably be based on friendship with his buddies on Ironmen; or the idea of not having to fly several hours to Moscow for practices throughout the year anymore.

We’d like to know what you guys think. Would Marcello be a good match for Los Angeles Ironmen? Do you think he’ll accept the Ironmen’s offer IF they offer him a deal?

Byron Woodfork

Born and raised in Chicago, IL. My life consists of a balance between college and paintball. When my head is not buried in overly expensive textbooks, I'm training to be the best competitive paintball player I can be.

  • Issat-Erke Trosten
    November 27, 2012

    Actually, the guys from Moscow are more joke around then you imagine. They can even take loads of jokes about their home country and not get patriotic and mad….
    And this is something i have first hand experiece with.
    And most of them are pretty decent in english, its under pressure they crack, let them get some time to formulat and you understand what he is saying.

  • Bluey Care Bears
    November 28, 2012

    To be honest that team needs all the help they can get, and this guy is a very good player, a pleasure to watch in action.

    • Jim Graham
      November 28, 2012

      He's the best player in the world. Who wouldn't benefit from signing him?

    • Aaron Megusta Baynes
      November 28, 2012

      2nd best

    • Jim Graham
      November 28, 2012

      True, but the point stands.

  • logan white of team m3ta4
    November 29, 2012

    i think marcello has had a good season, but i do believe going to the ironmen would probably be best in my opinion. but its up to marcello to choose whats best.

  • trevor
    November 29, 2012

    i heard dynasty offered him a spot too. it would make sense considering he has a good relationship with rusty and dalton along with the hk sponsor. and he won vegas with them.

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