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Edwards punches his way out?

Posted on: October 7, 2009 9:58 am
Edited on: October 7, 2009 1:47 pm
 
Braylon Edwards got what he wanted.

Now watch him go wild in New York.

You will sit there and say he dropped a ton of passes in Cleveland. You will say he wasn't worth being a first-round pick.

But what you didn't know was this: Edwards hated Cleveland. And it showed.

As a league source said, "He popped that 130-pound kid and got what he wanted, a ticket out of there."

That reference is to Edwards hitting a friend of LeBron James' in a nightclub incident Sunday night. That incident is being looked at by the league office and you know it had to irritate new Browns coach Eric Mangini, who tolerates nothing of the sort.

Edwards is in the final year of his contract and has only 10 catches and no touchdowns playing in a bad offense. Poor quarterback play has hurt his ability the past couple of years, but he's also been a part of the problem.

As league scouts have told me, "His problem is from the neck up." He lets things bother him, they say.

But here's a bet that he flourishes with the Jets. I saw the Jets last week against the Saints and one thing that was obvious was that the Jets needed help outside.

Jerricho Cotchery is a complementary player, not a No. 1 receiver like the Jets had hoped. Edwards can be that top-notch player, if he's focused. Cotchery will be a good No. 2.

Edwards leaves behind Mangini for Rex Ryan, which some say is going from evil to good. He goes from Cleveland to New York, which is the path some have rumored for LeBron James, in a potential twist. He's now on a contender; the Browns are 0-4.

But you have to somewhat understand the Browns side of it. They are going nowhere this season and Edwards isn't going to change things. So they get a young receiver in Chansi Stuckey, who actually has one more catch and one more touchdown than Edwards. And they get draft picks.

For a building team, it's a good move.

For Edwards, it's a great move.

For the Jets, it's a fantastic move.

Edwards should be a happy man. And a happy Edwards caught 80 passes with 16 touchdowns in 2007. That's the kind of production he's capable of giving when he's on his game.

Does he drop passes? You bet. Does he get open? Absolutely.

That's what the Jets need, someone to stretch a field. He may have punched his ticket out of Cleveland, but if that was the intention, consider it mission accomplished.

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Nov 8, 2008
Posted on: October 10, 2009 9:13 pm
 

Edwards punches his way out?

Roy Williams was a bust coming out of Detroit, but was Randy Moss a bust coming out of Oakland? Point is each player is different sometimes they have bad years because of talent issues and some players just won't play well for a team there not happy with. Every one of you really thinks this guys 1400 and some yard season with Derrick Anderson at qb was a fluke? or was he happy then? P.S. call me out on grammar if you want I could care less but Prisco may be right here.



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: October 8, 2009 12:22 am
 

Edwards punches his way out?

BTW ALSO TO MANY COMMA'S  AND RUN ON SENTENCE TEACH .



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: October 8, 2009 12:20 am
 

Edwards punches his way out?

I LOVE THIS MOVE FOR THE JETS . AS FAR FOR HIS CHARACTER IT NEED'S SOME WORK,HITTING SOMEONE IS NOT THE ANSWER IF HE DID HE SHOULD PAY THE PRICE  . ON THAT NOTE I REALLY HOPE HE COMES THROUGH BECASUE THE JETS NEED HIM . ALSO PLEASE THE ENOUGH WITH THE SPELLING CORRECTIONS POINT OUTS THIS IS A FAN BLOG NOT SOME DAM COLLEGE PAPER . PEOPLE WHO ALWAYS  CORRECTS SPELLING MISTAKE ARE SNOB'S SO RELAX IT PRBALY ONLY THING YOUR GOOD AT .




Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: October 8, 2009 12:14 am
 

Edwards punches his way out?

hEY TEACHER DONT BE A SNOB TYPO'S HAPPEN .



Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2009 10:53 pm
 

Edwards punches his way out?

Hey Petey,

Thanks for pointing out the obvious, do they pay you for these observations, dude? Your a tool broadcasting from your parents basement. Now go hang upside down and wait for the sun to go down with the the rest of your vampire friends

Go jump on some one else's band wagon ya d-bag




Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2009 10:29 pm
 

Edwards punches his way out?

I knew as soon as the Browns drafted him he was a loser.  He said at that time he wanted to be a male model.  His version of the "Don Johnson" beard was a dead giveaway that he was more worried about being pretty than getting to the football.  A self absorbed narcissist like him will have a great year in New York and then fool some other team into signing him to a huge contract so he can go somewhere else and be miserable and overpaid.  I will tell you one thing though, see how much power LeBron has in Cleveland?  Good riddings fag boy Braylon.  You will not be missed a single bit.



Since: Oct 4, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2009 10:09 pm
 

Edwards punches his way out?

Being an Ohio State Fan, I can remember many a time when Edwards dropped a key pass in Big Ten play. He is what he always was, an overrated prima dona who doesn't work hard.



Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2009 10:08 pm
 

Disclaimer - disgusted diatribe to follow

Prisco may or may not be right, he bats about a .500 like most other guys in this business, but the truth of the matter is Edwards is a great talent, with even greater insecurities. He's a guy that needs people around him telling him how great he is all the time, and whose confidence (and focus) is easily broken. Guys like that never become great. Good luck in NY, he'll probably be better than he was here, just pray that adversity doesnt come knocking, Jets fans - or he will be the loser he was here.
    Secondly, with the exception of Lions fans out there, no fan in the league has a right to be as furious as Browns fans. This franchise has been a joke since its return in 99. I've been with the browns since 85 and i have had enough. Alot of people dont understand and say something to the effect of what a fair-weather fan i am until i remind them that their team has won a playoff game(s) or superbowl, etc... in the last 15 years. I cant really express how much i love the browns and their history, which is what makes these sentiments about the current team so terrible - its been THAT bad. Being a true fan is a real investment. Without even counting the money, time, and energy it involves, until this year a whole day or week was ruined by a loss by my brownies. Now i just expect it. I invest all those things in my team bc i love them, but when i cant really see them breaking 500 let alone make the playoffs year after year after year it ceases to have any meaning. The only way i will be able to come back is with a new owner. One who does not own a soccer team, and one who does not believe he is a great football mind - but actually has a great mind for picking successful people who really do have great football minds. Hopefully it will happen soon, and all of us burnt browns fans can rise from the ashes.
RIP - the great Cleveland Browns



Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2009 9:59 pm
 

Edwards punches his way out?

My condolences. I've been with the browns since 85 and i have also had enough. Alot of people dont understand and say something to the effect of what a fair-weather fan i am until i remind them that their team has won a playoff game(s) or superbowl, etc... in the last 15 years. I cant really express how much i love the browns and their history, which is what makes your feelings and mine about the current team so terrible - its been THAT bad. Being a true fan is a real investment. Without even counting the money, time, and energy it involves, until this year a whole day or week was ruined by a loss by my brownies. Now i just expect it. I invest all those things in my team bc i love them, but when i cant really see them breaking 500 let alone make the playoffs year after year after year it ceases to have any meaning. The only way i will be able to come back is with a new owner. One who does not own a soccer team, and one who does not believe he is a great football mind - but actually has a great mind for picking successful people who really do have great football minds. Hopefully it will happen soon, and all of us burnt browns fans can rise from the ashes.



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2009 9:38 pm
 

Edwards punches his way out?

haha pete prisco absolutely hates the browns, all he does is talk down the browns. honestly though, edwards just sucks, he goes out and makes a spectacular play and then drops a ball right at his chest.  the guy cant grab his own ass. he's a joke, no one here liked him anyway, hes a cancer.  massaquoi is the real deal. 


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