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Big pay day ahead for Jets' Edwards

Posted on: October 7, 2009 9:31 am
Edited on: October 7, 2009 9:39 am
 
Here's my take on the Braylon Edwards deal: The Jets just gave Edwards all the leverage he needs for a new contract.

The guy is in the last year of a five-year deal, and there is no question what happens next. The Jets sign him because they have to sign him. They just surrendered two players and two draft picks for him, and you don't give up on someone after 12 games when you pay that price. So what Braylon Edwards wants Braylon Edwards will get.

Now, question No. 2: What are the Jets getting? Edwards was a Pro Bowl receiver two seasons ago, but he's been trading on that reputation and not much else since.

"He has inconsistent hands," one GM told me, "and there is questionable toughness over the middle. He has flashed ability to get downfield, but he's not what you'd call a speed guy. He's more of a strider. I'd compare him to [the Cowboys'] Roy Williams." The Jets will take that because they want a bookend for Jerricho Cotchery and another target for rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez.

"They want to win now," said our GM. Yeah, but so does everyone. Few, however, are willing to take this kind of chance on Edwards. He drops too many balls. He hasn't done much of anything in over a season. And he's under investigation by the league office for a recent fracas outside a nightclub in Cleveland. Oh, yeah, he also wants top-receiver money.

The Jets just rolled the dice, and they will have to pay -- and I mean that literally -- for it.


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Since: Sep 29, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2009 8:02 pm
 

Big pay day ahead for Jets' Edwards

Umm... Cleveland is proud of:
(Some borrowed from Wikipedia)
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2. Has Culture:
*Cleveland is home to , the second largest performing arts center in the United States behind
*is also home to the , widely considered one of the finest in the world, and often referred to as the finest in the United States
* Had the 1st Rock-n-Roll Concert in US (Rock-n-Roll Museum)
*The is a major American art museum
* the home of and , who created the comic book character
* the home of Xmas Story
3. Home of Medical Imaging
* Major discoveries in medical imaging which is probably saving thousand of lives worldwide
* First PET cameras were built here
* MRI imaging hot area
* Now Case Western Reserve Medical School and UH are combining MRI and PET to save medical costs (Important political issue right now)
4. HAD THE FIRST BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM IN THE NATION - Again saving live
5. OTHER: * Discovered Lucy and now the new ancestor just announced in the world news; Case Western has 8 Nobel Prizes in its history


OTHERS
* Home to the major companies building radiation detectors that is saving lives right now and helping our military
* Radiation Detectors practically started here
* Dosimeters used for people who have cancer are made here
* The machines that tell people how much radiation they have been exposed to are made here ... 2 major companies in Cleveland!
* Pivotal in Mahattan Atomic Bomb Project
* Speed of light was proven here- Michelson Morely Experiment

* Discovered Lucy and now the new ancestor just announced in the world news
* Ohio is one of the top 3 to 5 most industrialized states in the Union
* Home to many Fortune 500 headquarters  - e.g. Eaton Corp.,
FOOD
The national food press—Gourmet, Food & Wine, Esquire and Playboy.com—heaped praise on several Cleveland spots this year for best new restaurant, best steakhouse, best farm-to-table programs and great new neighborhood eateries
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Since: Oct 7, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2009 6:32 pm
 

Good Riddance to the NFL Drop Leader

I am thrilled that we were able to get anything in return for Edwards. My beef with him has nothing to do with his alma matter, or the fact that he went after one of the King's men. My beef with Edwards is that he has been paid big money for 5 years and performed at the level of a #1 receiver roughly 20% of the games he has played in and the other 80% of the time he was either below average or a complete non factor.

He is most concerned with celebrity status, being seen on the scene and nothing else.

He had the same issues at U of M, made some spectacular plays, but was and still is a poor route runner, below average blocker, suspect over the middle and drops a ton of balls.

He may win 1 game for the Jets this year but he will lose that many with crucial drops, and be a non factor in many others.

Add Edwards to the list of another 1st round draft busts in the long recent history of the Browns. Courtney Brown, Gerard Warren (over LT), William Green (over Ed Reed), Kellen Winslow Jr (over Ben Roethlisberger), Kamerion Wimbley - the list goes on.

Sure, hindsight is 20/20 but the Browns have not hit a homerun on any of them.







Since: Mar 18, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2009 6:03 pm
 

Big pay day ahead for Jets' Edwards

For sure we could have got more for him.  We are the worst ran organization in sports.  The Browns are a complete joke.  I'm not saying Braylon was Jerry Rice; but NFL teams will pay for big (tall) receivers.  I think we could have got a serviceable player, a special teams player and a 2nd round pick.  Hell, maybe even a 1st and 1 other player.  Watch out Los Angeles Clippers..the Browns are going to make your management look like geniuses for years to come.



Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2009 5:42 pm
 

Big pay day ahead for Jets' Edwards

YOU'RE A TOTAL JERK TO THINK YOU KNOW ONE BIT ABOUT THIS SITUATION. MARK MY WORDS, THE JETS WILL REGRET THIS DEAL BIG TIME. FOR EVERY TOUCHDOWN YOU WILL GET FROM EDWARDS, YOU WILL GET 5 DROPPED PASSES, MOSTLY IN CRUCIAL SITUATIONS, THAT KILL DRIVES. HE'S BEEN A LOCKER ROOM CANCER SINCE HE ARRIVED EVEN THOUGH HE WAS TREATED LIKE A KING. IT WAS ONLY AFTER YEARS OF POOR PLAY, DUE COMPLETELY TO HIS SELFISHNESS AND EGOMANIA, THAT THE FANS OF CLEVELAND TURNED ON THIS UNGRATEFUL LOSER. THIS IS ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION FOR THE BROWNS, WHO BASICALLY GOT 4 PLAYERS FOR 1 WANNA-BE. GOOD RIDDANCE!!


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Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2009 4:38 pm
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Since: Mar 2, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2009 4:18 pm
 

Big pay day ahead for Jets' Edwards

How's Leon Washington and Thomas Jones going to react when the Jets give Edwards exactly what he wants and two guys who have been with the team and given everything they have to this orginazation are still waiting for their paydays? Just wondering.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2009 3:30 pm
 

Big pay day ahead for Jets' Edwards

Judge says: "They just surrendered two players and two draft picks for him, and you don't give up on someone after 12 games when you pay that price." But these were 2 mediocre picks and 2 mediocre players. They could in theory give up on him, the price isn't that high that they have to sign him.




Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2009 3:12 pm
 

Big pay day ahead for Jets' Edwards

Agreed not to happy with him either



Since: Sep 27, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2009 3:02 pm
 

Big pay day ahead for Jets' Edwards

Your biggest headache is still there - his name is Mangini.



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2009 2:56 pm
 

Big pay day ahead for Jets' Edwards

You compare a coach to a wide receiver who can't catch, gets in arguments on the field and punches a person half his size at 2:30am. Smoke another doobie. He is no Randy Moss and he will continue to falter. Good luck you will need it.


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