Bob on 08 26, 2009
Yeah, I said it. Cut Braylon Edwards. The former 3rd overall pick out of Michigan is a prima donna and can’t catch a football. Isn’t that the purpose of receivers, to catch the ball?
The Browns should’ve traded him away when they had a chance, but it appears they aren’t going to get anything for him at this point in time. Cleveland slipped up by not pulling the trigger on the deal when the New York Giants offered 2nd and 5th round picks along with WR Domenik Hixon.
Braylon led the entire NFL in dropped passes last season with 16. 16! That’s one a game! Some of these balls he dropped were extremely crucial to his team’s success. Edwards picked up where he left off last season, dropping a touchdown pass on the first ball thrown to him in their preseason opener against the Packers.
Edwards’ BS may have been acceptable under Romeo Crennel’s terms, but Eric Mangini should have B-Easy on a very short leash. Crennel was a teddy bear and it’s clear he didn’t have any discipline in the locker room. Mangini, on the other hand, is kind of a hardass. I’m surprised he didn’t crack the whip after Braylon missed the beginning of training camp. Edwards missed the first 4 days of training camp due to an undisclosed leg injury. I’m guessing he broke a toenail.
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. Kind of a corny saying, but it’s true for the most part. Braylon Edwards, AKA B-Easy, was drafted 3rd overall out of Michigan by the Cleveland Browns. His physical attributes have never been in question. He’s got all the tools to be a premier receiver in this league…he was a stud at Michigan and we saw flashes of what he’s capable of in the NFL in the 2007 season.
Physically he has what it takes, but Braylon Edwards is a head case. He is more concerned about being a celebrity than he is about playing football. Former Texans’ safety Will Demps told ESPN The Magazine that Braylon asked him between plays if they could talk about modeling and acting after the game! This is completely unacceptable.
If Braylon had Larry Fitzgerald’s hands, I could understand why the organization would take his baggage along with his talent, but this is not the case. In all seriousness, the Cleveland Browns should cut him. It’s pretty clear no one will give up anything of much value for Edwards’ stone-hands, so it might be time to let him go. He is becoming a cancer to the team.
Don’t drink 5 Hour Energy shots, they turn your hands to stone!