October 07, 2009

Browns agree to send Edwards to Jets: The Cleveland Browns have agreed to trade Braylon Edwards to the New York Jets on Wednesday morning, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

posted by BornIcon to football at 08:45 AM - 28 comments

Very strange move on the Jets' part I think. Sanchez gets a reciever who drops balls on a regualr basis. Not exactly a confidence booster. He may be suspended as well. What is the upside of this and I don't even like the Jets? The Browns may win in this trade with utility players and a couple of drafts choices.

posted by gfinsf at 09:25 AM on October 07

Edwards' numbers in Cleveland are comparable to Stuckey's in NY, although having Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson throwing to you will hurt anyone's numbers. That said, Edwards' personality problems coupled with the consistent lack of concentration on the field makes this a good trade for Cleveland, as they net a good special teams guy and a depth receiver.

posted by dfleming at 09:40 AM on October 07

If you have a problem player, you're supposed to send them to Oakland.

posted by beaverboard at 09:51 AM on October 07

Beautiful! Ask and ye shall receive (if I knew how to link to a specific post inside another thread, I would - ie, my post in yesterday's huddle).

I wish Edwards the best ... oh, who am I kidding - never liked 'im, never wanted 'im, and his one good season did nothing to change that. Ba-bye, knucklehead. I like what the Jets are doing, so good luck to them with regards to this, and he's obviously got skills, but I firmly believe Cleveland is a better team without him (of course, "better" is not hard to accomplish given their current state of affairs).

posted by littleLebowski at 09:58 AM on October 07

I am not sure how much Trent Edwards will play with Eli Manning already there at quarterback, but I guess we'll see. Not sure how this makes sense for Buffalo, though.

posted by holden at 10:26 AM on October 07

Apparently, you get on Lebron's bad side and out you go.

I just dropped Chansi Stuckey last night in my dynasty league and I have no idea whether to be upset about it or not.

Stuckey has a shot to be the No. 1 receiver in Cleveland, but that's like being the ... uhhh ... that's not good.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:36 AM on October 07

I am not sure how much Trent Edwards will play with Eli Manning already there at quarterback, but I guess we'll see. Not sure how this makes sense for Buffalo, though.


posted by wfrazerjr at 10:37 AM on October 07


Edwards to New York. Just like the headline says.

posted by tron7 at 11:03 AM on October 07

Err, not this headline but probably some headline, somewhere.

posted by tron7 at 11:03 AM on October 07

Jets acquire yet another receiver with a strange first name. Film at 11.

posted by The_Special_Juan at 11:06 AM on October 07

Just what every team needs, an egotistical, trouble making, ball dropping, whining receiver. There are only so many TOs to go around.

For a moment there the Jets looked good. Then a loss and now this.

posted by Atheist at 11:13 AM on October 07

Edwards is going from Mangini to Rex Ryan, like the rest of the Jets. There's bound to be some on-field improvement, given the intense, winning atmosphere there. Then again, who knows? Edwards did well under Lloyd Carr, so he has some idea what it's about.

posted by afl-aba at 11:19 AM on October 07

I was just kidding around folks. Just reacting to what I thought I saw when I first saw this on my reader, even though I saw before I posted that I was mistaken. Carry on.

Seems like Edwards may have just needed a change of scenery and the Jets got a first-round talent (not that the performance has matched that, but he's still young and has been part of an execrable program his whole career) on the cheap.

posted by holden at 11:30 AM on October 07

Are we sure it wasn't Browns agree to send Edwards to Jets?

Mind you, I have no idea why any of that would happen, but Google is fun on a slow day.

posted by kokaku at 12:00 PM on October 07

Jets acquire yet another receiver with a strange first name.

Braylon is strange ?


posted by tommytrump at 12:21 PM on October 07

Here's an article from the Daily news on the trade.

The NY papers seem to love the trade. I'm not so sure. But I do love the fact that they're still taking risks even after a surprising 3-1 start. And they seem to have gotten him when his trade value has bottomed out (I hope).

And ex coach Mangini seems to be doing his part to help the Jets. First Sanchez, now Edwards.

posted by cjets at 12:33 PM on October 07

Stuckey has a shot to be the No. 1 receiver in Cleveland, but that's like being the ... uhhh ... that's not good.

Looked to me like Anderson had some pretty instant chemistry with Mohamed Massoqui this last game. If Stuckey can play anything like a #1 receiver, the Brownies might just have themselves a passing game.

posted by tahoemoj at 12:47 PM on October 07

This trade may actually be a good thing for both sides. The Jets get a WR that (if he can actually hold on to the ball) can be a threat. The Browns in return, get some players that can provide a spark and maybe salvage the season.

posted by BornIcon at 01:12 PM on October 07





Ummm, Errrrr, Huh ?




posted by THX-1138 at 01:34 PM on October 07

THX, exactly my thoughts

posted by Debo270 at 02:04 PM on October 07

I'll third THX's thoughts.

Anyway, we'll see how well Edwards does in a different scenario. Could be good for him, or terrible for the Jets. We'll see by how long it is before he starts talking again, that'll be the real thermometer for this trade.

posted by boredom_08 at 02:21 PM on October 07

I'll bet Braylon provides just the punch the Jets need.


posted by THX-1138 at 02:23 PM on October 07

Good for Braylon. He has to be feeling what ever player traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates feels. The excitement that comes with going from a minor league team to the pros.

posted by Debo270 at 02:43 PM on October 07

Edwards was never with the Pirates. That's just silly.

posted by yerfatma at 03:00 PM on October 07

Seems this is just another piece in the plan of Cleveland to scare LeBron from moving to New York. "Let's see: we've shipped off that clown that made LeBron cry at his fifth birthday party, the middle school gym coach that wouldn't let him leave early to change after he sharted during dodgeball, every girl that turned him down for the junior prom, and now that guy with bricks for hands that cold-cocked his buddy. How are those plans coming to set the Hudson ablaze?"

posted by Ufez Jones at 03:31 PM on October 07

The city of New York was lacking a knucklehead wideout before the trade. Now, they're all set.

Plaxico left a handgun for Braylon in a locker at Port Authority.

It's the wideout version of a key to the city.

It's non-evidential, he can feel free to slip it right in his trouser pocket and head on out to the clubs.

posted by beaverboard at 04:25 PM on October 07

Coming soon to a stadium near you: The Revenge of the Manginius But on whom, Jets or Patriots?

Maybe Edwards will decide NY isn't big enough for himself and Derek Jeter. Then he'll find the smallest member of Jeter's posse.and have at it.

On the other hand, maybe Rex Ryan can convince him that Bill Belichick was behind his lack of success in Cleveland, so he'll play his head off in Foxborough when the Jets and Patriots next play.

To be serious about it, Cleveland did get a couple of draft picks, so maybe the idea is to get something marginally useful for the rest of this season and start rebuilding from there.

posted by Howard_T at 06:23 PM on October 07

Braylon is strange ?


To be fair, that name was basically invented in the last 10 years.

That said, today there are over 300 Braylons for every million babies born in the US.

posted by Venicemenace at 10:44 AM on October 08

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