Braylon Edwards apologizes for calling Jets' front office 'idiots,' reportedly released
Earlier Tuesday, we wrote about former Jets wideout Braylon Edwards supporting beleaguered quarterback Mark Sanchez. After some time to reflect on what he'd said, Edwards again took to Twitter to offer a mea culpa. And on Tuesday, Edwards reportedly was released.
Don't blame Sanchez. I played there. Blame the idiots calling shots. Mark is a beast and will prove it when given a proper chance— Braylon Edwards (@OfficialBraylon) December 4, 2012
Presumably, "the idiots calling the shots" include owner Woody Johnson, general manager Mike Tannenbaum and coach Rex Ryan. And while it's tough to reconcile Edwards' assessment of Sanchez's quarterbackin' skills based on what we've seen with our own two eyes, you'd be hard-pressed to find many people who think that Tannenbaum and Ryan have done a good job putting this roster together.
No matter. After some time to reflect on what he'd said, Edwards again took to Twitter to offer a mea culpa.
I would like to apologize to the Jets family and my fans for my emotional outburst. Mark is a friend and former teammate, who I...— Braylon Edwards (@OfficialBraylon) December 4, 2012
...wholeheartedly support.Nonetheless, I have disrespected and insulted an administration that I have the utmost respect for.— Braylon Edwards (@OfficialBraylon) December 4, 2012
In general, it's not good form to bad mouth a former employer when you're in a line of work where front offices routinely share information. Then again, we're struggling with the idea that Edwards has the "utmost respect" for the Jets' higher-ups. Not just because he called them "idiots," but because the organization has been more sideshow than football team the last eight months or so.
Maybe it's a coincidence (or maybe one does have something to do with the other) but the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs reports that Edwards has been released by the Seahawks.
Edwards was taken by the Browns with the third overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. He spent the first five years of his career in Cleveland, his best season coming in 2007 when he had 80 receptions for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns. He played for the Jets in 2009 and 2010 and totaled 88 catches, 1,445 yards and 11 TDs. New York chose not to re-sign him after the '10 season, instead choosing to bring in Plaxico Burress. Edwards was in San Francisco for nine games last season before signing with the Seahawks in 2012.
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