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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

Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2009 9:28 pm

Edwards punches his way out?

Dude come on, what's your pin? I am just kidding. You must take into account that Edwards does not want to be in cleveland & who can blame him. He plays for Cleveland. You know what I think of when I hear Cleveland? Steamer, a nice big brown . . .  Cleveland browns? It all makes sense.
"Did you happen to notice that the best offensive performance this year by the Browns came when Edwards was used pretty much as a decoy?"
Oh wait a minute, how is their record? I thought so. Maybe the Browns should have used Edwards as a starter and they would not be in the O for situation.

Look at Kris Jenkins. He played in Carolina and played like an average nose tackle. Ever since his change of scenery to NEW YORK he has played like an absolute freak. I remember a QB camera view of jenkins coming; scary stuff. If your a QB (it was Brady) & you see that image you can never be the same the rest of the game as you've most likely soiled yourself.
Anyway, Braylon may need that change of scenery. He has certainly suggested that he desires a change of scenery.

Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2009 9:22 pm

Edwards punches his way out?

pure hilarity bro!

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2009 9:19 pm

Good riddance, Braylon!

First, the Browns got rid of Kellen Winslow, and now they shipped out Braylon Edwards.  Two weeks ago, I watched Winslow drop a couple of passes for the Buccaneers - similar to the way Edwards was dropping passes in Cleveland.  Do the Browns have problems beyond Winslow and Edwards? Absolutely. However, getting rid of Winslow and Edwards were two a steps in the right direction. 

Since: Jul 25, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2009 8:35 pm

Edwards punches his way out?

How anyone can be pleased with this as a Jet fan is beyond me. I'm one of the few realistic Brown's fans (30 years strong) and I couldn't be more pleased with this very overated and selfish young man moving on. He may play well in a game or two, but anyone who thinks he can flourish in New York with his immaturity and child-like behavior must be either a lawyer for Plaxico Burress or an agent for TO. Good look Braylon - I hope you don't screw up your life and can accept what you truly are - not much!

Since: Dec 15, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2009 8:24 pm

Edwards punches his way out?

I think he was right on. I feel that he will put up big numbers in ny not 16 tds but he will do well with sanchez he is a great route runner and this kid sanchez knows how to plant his feet and throw the ball and he is only going to get better. I also agree give the guy a break with the spelling this is sports not the espn spelling b.

Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2009 8:14 pm

Edwards punches his way out?

You keep teaching kids, and I'll continue to wonder why my 40 employees are incapable of creating a grammatically correct email to my clients. Ok, teacher317b?

Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2009 8:07 pm

Edwards punches his way out?

That is the correct spelling of "absolutely", you complete retard. Are you really a f'ing teacher? Maybe you should teach yourself to stick a gun in your mouth and pull the trigger before you teach any more.

The absolute stupidity of your post amazes me. I award you no points, and wish I could revoke your right to vote in this country.

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

For you people with the Roy Williams comparison

Roy Williams went to a mediocre to decent team with a horribly overrated quarterback in Romo.  He can't throw downfield to save his life so please don't use this comparison.  This is a good thing for Edwards.  He is a stud receiver and is stuck in a bad situation in which he has only made worse.  Good deal for everyone, good article.

Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2009 7:27 pm

Edwards will play very well for the jets

Im a hard core browns fan but the jets once again got the better of us. Edwards simply wanted out and he acted and performed so as to get that. He will turn it on and at the very least perform to the equal value of the trade which wasnt very much. Yet dont be suprised when the big moment comes on a 4th quarter drive to tie or win the game edwards drops a critical and simple pass. He will do that, he will get you TDs and yards but in the end he will NEVER EVER be a champion like Rice was. Edwards simply wont be the clutch go to guy.  When you need him he will NOT get it done.

Since: Jun 17, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2009 6:15 pm

Edwards punches his way out?

This is an interesting move by the Jets to say the least.

10 reasons why Braylon Edwards should be careful what he wishes for;

  1. Edwards ego is not bigger than the Big Apple (little fish; big pond),
  2. Rex Ryan can and will out talk him,
  3. Darrelle Revis can kick his butt every day,
  4. Calvin Pace will kick his butt every day,
  5. the Jets are a serious football team,
  6. New York gun laws,
  7. rowdy Jet fans won't take his whining,
  8. if he plays like garbage Jets fans will use his car as a garbage can,
  9. King Lebron still reigns supreme in Cleveland, and
  10. if he keeps dropping balls Sanchez is likely to go Paul "Wrecking" Crewe on him.

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