this might be best for him, assuming he can land someplace else.
Braylon Cut By Jets
He's the best QB they have on the roster...
Hope he lands on his feet.
I think you meant to say he is the best WR on the roster, but given the quaterback situation, he might be the best QB as well.
because sanchez and geno smith are bad
how his career turned out. I know he dropped too many passes for my liking, but I wouldn't have guessed he would struggle to find a spot either.
Eh. I care more about what he did for Michigan and he did great things there.
What ever became of his little brother? Did Michigan offer him the chance to walk on?
Berkley Edwards signed with MInnesota I think
Berkley has a scholarship to Minnesota.
I don't think Michigan ever offered Berkley Edwards, but I believe he committed to Minnesota late last year and will be a freshman this year for the Gophers.
The Sparties just can't get out from the shadow of UM
Berkley Edwards is a freshman at Minnesota.
He ended up at Minny. So if they did offer him a walk on spot, he didn't like it.
EDIT: As a bunch of people just told you.
I have a hard time understanding why a guy with his size, athleticism and skill can't make an NFL roster.
Doesn't impose his will, route running, dropped passes... could be a number of things. That organization is a tire fire anyways.
By being demonstrably bad at professional football.
Because he isn't the player he was when he entered the league; he has horrible dropsies, is a mediocre route runner, and isn't fast enough anymore to really separate from good DBs. And to be fair, he's had some issues on and off the field. He'll probably get another chance, but he's not really a star anymore.
Braylon has been such a bust in the NFL. I have heard stories that he can be a bit of a head case.. but who knows what the truth is. Anyway- hope he finally lands a spot that works for him if he gets another shot. I will say 1 thing, he hasn't been w/any team that gives him a great opportunity for big things.. but, he also hasn't taken it on his shoulders and overcome and adversity. Think he gets maybe 1 more shot. Hope it's with a legit team looking for some depth.. but if a bad team doesn't want depth, who knows. Clearly, I am going in circles, I can't wrap my head around this guy.
Edwards has spent his career in shitty organizations with shitty QBs. Look at Larry Fitzgerald...even he had a really down year during the QB carousel in Arizona. No WR is totally immune from passer problems.
I would hardly call the 49ers and the Seahawks shitty organizations with shitty QB's. Both made deep playoff runs when he was with them, both were thin at WR, and in both cases he failed to seperate himself from the other WR's on the roster. They aren't high passing attempt teams, but neither were the Jets when Braylon was with them on their 2009-2010 playoff runs and played pretty well. If there is something wrong, it's with Braylon.
"shitty organizations" as you put it. He's simply been an underachiever in the NFL. For one thing, he's never gotten past "dropped pass-itis" that plagued him at Michigan. Focus seems to be a big problem too. The off the field incidents in Cleveland are a good example. I hope he gets another opportunity, but he's already had a boat-load of 2nd chances. So, personally, I'm not holding out a lot of hope.
Have job in the nfl then be a jet honestly at this point.
Is a nightmare and he will be fine financially. I hated them signing him. How can you make a team when the guys throwing can't make the throw on time.
Step your game up son!
Still wonder if the Lions would take a run at him.
Are looking for a WR
That had popped into my head the minute I read this, maybe a familiar change if scenery and motivation could help him. The Lions do need what he offers.
Still wonder if the Lions would take a run at him.
At the very least, they will probably work him out.
I think they would be careful to take on another potential head case with a serious issue with the drops.
Whatever "issues" Braylon's had, they're not even in the same universe as Young's.
He's been pulled over multiple times for speeding, not including a DWI.
He plead no-contest to aggravated assault.
And his mysterious vehicle accident at Belle Isle a couple years ago didn't make sense. You're at Belle Isle at 3AM to show your buddy your boat and you lose focus and crash your car.
Bringing him home to play would either make him focus or get him around a crowd he needs not be around.
Wonder if the patriots would take a chance on him.
Not likely, he's been available for anyone to sign at different points in the past few seasons and nobody's pulled the trigger. Got cut by SF last year and their WR corps was not a team strength. I think it goes beyond the drops / concentration lapses / kind of acting like an a-hole and he's just lost the ability to run by people or get seperation.
An all-time Michigan great but he's 30, his last moderately productive year was 2010 and 4 teams have given up on him in the past 4 years. Sadly, I think he's done.
What if he went to the Jags?!
Then they would become the worst football team I ever wanted to watch.
2008 wasn't that long ago...
In other news, Sam McGuffie got cut by the Raiders :(
I found myself watching McGuffie Michigan highlights this morning out of shear randomness. He wasn't all that bad, but talk about an unorthodox running back
brings for Michigan in his time there but he's a massive bust given his draft position and his expectations upon getting drafted. The fact that he cannot make the roster for a team that needs a good WRs in the worst way is telling. He's done.
Relative to his draft position he was a disappointment. Relative to being an NFL pro he was fine albeit he dropped too many passes. He had some good years at Cleveland but... it was Cleveland. He averaged between 15-17 yards PER catch for 6 years. With crap QBs. He was injured and then I think his drive waned (looking from afar) - usually a WR is going to start to slow down in his early 30s but Braylon seemed to do so about 3-4 years earlier than most. Basically at 28 he was done for as a big time threat - sort of like Shaun Alexander who one day was dominant and within 12 months seemed to lose most of it all. Don't know if he truly loved the game since his physical talent seemed to be more than his performance.
Wide receivers typically don't fall off as fast as running backs. The drops and attitude issues finally just caught up with him.
Glad nobody can ever wear the number one jersey again.
Edwards was a bad ass his senior season for the Wolverines. Too bad it didn't carry over to the pros. He had some decent years here and there.
And by all accounts, not being a douche like Braylon. I lost whatever respect I still had for him when he was busted drunk driving on the West Side highway. It is NYC - get a freaking cab.
Yeah that one did it for me too. In a black SUV with dark windows in Manhattan on empty streets in the middle of the night. Total arrogance - no ther way to look at it.
Could be wrong by I thought he was somewhere on local streets, but could have been the West Side Highway. Same difference. I drive down there all the time and live in fear of drunks. He gets no sympathy.
I'm sure that Avant's work ethic has played an important role, but I think it's exactly what you mentioned that's been the real difference between him and Braylon: Jason has great hands, and Braylon does not. All the work ethic in the world won't do much good if you can't catch the ball reliably.
Regardless, I still hope he gets another chance and I will root for him if he does, even if it's on the godforsaken Lions.
Yeah, Brady works hard every minute and makes people around him excel. Braylon is the opposite. The patriots are the last team that would consider giving him a sixth chance.
He was great at UM, but at this point he's a mediocre pro receiver with an ego and an inability to hang onto balls. I'm sure he'll get another shot because of his size and "name", but I'm not going to be cheering on his return to the league with much gusto.
This was basically his 3rd "another shot" in as many years. He was on the Seahawks last season and the 49ers the season before that. Some injury issues kept him from really getting on the field, but he might be running out of teams to give him one-off contracts.
Rough week for UM receivers...am I right
Must feel like a boss when watching this
OMG that is awesome. Thank you for that.
This man just doesn't seem to care. I don't think he's played with heart since he left Michigan. He has the ability to take over the game, and you see glimpses at times, but then he just seems to go through the motions. Hopefully he finds a team that will push him before he's to old. I think having him on the Lions would be good for both Michigan and Detroit. Possibly a "Home is where the heart is" quote could be inserted here.
I don't think that is true. I recall Erik Ainge saying that BE was the hardest worker on the Jets roster and stayed after practice to help the rookies learn the play book. Strange dude, sure, but I don't think he is lazy.
Speaking of cuts, has anyone posted updates about the undrafteds and who looks to be hanging on? I've been scanning the transaction lists, but the absence of Wolverines from the cut list doesn't necessarily mean they haven't been cut, or something.
Edwards has been far from great most of his NFL career. There have been several reasons for it, most notably the drops. But his first 6 years in the league were quite impressive, or at the very least very solid. After his rookie year in which he went 32-512-3, or 16 yards per catch, he went 61-884-6, 80-1286-16, 55-873-3, 45-680-4, 53-904-7. Those aren't great numbers, but they are a quality starter at least. Then the rest started happening. Off field distractions, leg injuries, etc. and he hasn't been the same since.
Perspective is nice, but it works both ways. He had all of the measurables to be an elite WR coming out of college and just never really reached the potential that his talent suggested (outside of his 3rd year, which was a fluke for everyone on that Browns team).
It's a simple case of a big star in a bad environment and underachieving. Some players can push through a bad organization to succeed but, as we learned with Barry, losing grinds at you if you aren't used to handling it. It also probably does not help that he was a bit of a head case.
I've sometimes wondered why such a high percentage of the prima donnas/head cases in the NFL seem to be receivers. I'm sure some astute fans have thoroughly researched this. I think Braylon was great at UM but his ego got the best of him in the pros.
Simply put, it is sad when a team in desperate need of talent, especially at skill positions, cuts you. Not sure that there will be many more options for him.
He was amazing at Michigan but never really made a name for himself in the NFL, kinda a bust
If someone is in the NFL for six years can he really be a busy? Don't most nfl careers flame out after about two years? The man is one of a tiny percent to rise through the ranks and make the nfl. Lets all get some perspective before declaring this Michigan Man a bust. He has been a great receiver, but not perfect.
Lions need to sign him like right now. What a better way to finish your career as the number 2 possesion type receiver in your hometown. But if they don't, you have to remember that this is the NFL team that drafted Titus Young. So not much is expected