It means someone is making a statement...whatever Edwards has been doing out there Harbaugh decided he's not someone he's going to the playoffs with.
Braylon Edwards gets released from the 49er's
It's even more of a statement when you consider Harbaugh's roots at UM. Sorry to this happen to Braylon he was great in A2.
he will be back
It is a business decision. I don't think people need to worry about him. He will be picked up by some team.
Dude. Take that someplace else.
Yeah, like to Hell. Boy do I miss negbangs with a sting.
Get picked back up its just who is going to do it and when.
Hopefully Jerry Angelo pulls his head out of his ass and picks him up. The Bears need WR help - and bad and signing Braylon won't put a ton of pressure on a rookie WR next year (most likely Floyd/Jeffrey).
Gets rid of Roy Williams and Barber I'll be happy. The Dallas riff raff has to go. The UM fan in me wants Braylon on my Bears too, but the football fan in me thinks it would have a David Terrel-esque outcome
won't cost a lot of money and is an upgrade from the knox hester experiment we've been riding for the last 5 years.
Screw Chicago the Lions need to take pressure off Megatron and if Braylon is focused he may be just the guy to do it.
Work ethic, off the field discipline and a constant lack of concentration on the field has turned Braylon into a journeman receiver. Sad...
but who wants an underperforming, out spoken WR that can't even keep his act together off the field. In the NFL receivers like Braylon are a dime a dozen. Don't get me wrong though, he has done a LOT of good of the field. The guy seems to have a big heart, but sometimes his ego seems just as big.
All he does is drop passes. In retrospect, I do appreciate that he kicked Lebron's friend's ass.
He has all of the talent in the world, this is really disappointing.
It's interesting that of those three, the first two are apparently more employable at this point than is Edwards. You wouldn't have predicted that in 2003.
Also: "49ers" doesn't have an apostrophe. Sorry to be that guy.
"than is Edwards".
My use of the word "is" was no more or less correct than your use of the word "and."
I think that "than is" is correct, since I am comparing Edwards to a subgroup to which he belongs. http://gmat-grammar.blogspot.com/2008/04/usual-vs-is-usual.html
Anyway, while my original comment was intended as friendly, "49ers" is a proper noun, and there is no room for debate as to is spelling.
Finally, I believe that I was being more of a Grammar Stalinist than a Grammar Nazi, but I don't want to violate our "no politics" rule by getting too far into that.
Know if it did or didn't so I just put on for sh!ts and gig's. Now would it be gigs or gig's?
Come home Braylon! Sign with the Lions!
Megatron, Burleson, Young and Braylon, plus Pettigrew and Scheffler at TE. Stafford throws enough balls to keep them all fed.
only because he has to, he won't be throwing nearly as many balls next season with Best and LeShoure back
Did you really just say with Best back? I know you meant with Best back until week 4. And LeShoure? We have no idea what we are getting with him. My thoughts are they go heavy ob the OLine and Dbacks in the draft, and I can see them snatching up a running back in the first round in the draft of 2013.
And unless I'm mistaken Smith is top 10 in ypa with over 5 per carry. If they all can stay healthy we've got a pretty good stable.
I wish Edwards was a player I wanted to see in the Honolulu Blue and Silver. Unfortuantely, I think that would be a risky move for the Lions. Not the time/place for a talented but distracted WR to revive his career, imo. Actualy, I thought SF, with Harbaugh and Smith, was maybe going to be that place for thim.
the off-field distractions might make Detroit the worst place for Braylon to try to revive his career. Perhaps the Raiders ...
Why not, we could get him for cheap. If it works out great if not oh well.
I'd like to see him on the Patriots, even though I'm not a Pats fan. He needs to go somewhere with a good QB and passing system along with veteran leadership and no-nonsense coaches. The Pats are also a team that doesn't have someone like Braylon. The Saints have a number of guys like him. And the Steelers have enough drama, as do the Eagles. The Giants don't have a consistent and prolific passing attack, but they tend to stagnate and have a guy injured. They seem to have a decent stable of WR's hitting their stride right now, though. That's just off the top of my head, but maybe there is some place where he could be difference maker.
Maybe expecting to go to a contender is too much to ask, though. Either way, I hope he gets back on his feet.
I wish him the best but he was a liability on the field. He's just not healthy enough to perform the way we all know him. He almost cost the niners the game vs the seahawks with 2 costly penalties, hes just not stable enough.
If they pick someone up now, they have 3 weeks to prepare the guy and they also have some PS WR that have performed well in preseason.
I am a Giants fan, and I think that Braylon would thrive in their offense. My reasons:
Much of Braylon's lack of success can be attributed to him having spent his entire career playing with crap QBs. First in Cleveland, then with Sanchez on the Jets and (even setting aside his injury) with Smith in Sam Fran. Now, some of these QBs have had success, but none was well suited to Braylon's abilities. Braylon thrived at Michigan with a strong-armed pocket QB with an accurate arm in Henne. Henne's arm strength and touch combined with Braylon's ability to use his jumping ability and size made for a ton of corner of the endzone TDs. The QBs with whom he has playted to date are not the sort that can make those throws.
Eli Manning is a similar type of QB to Henne. Strong arm, accurate, can throw a great long ball. Seems like it would be a good fit. Eli had a ton of success with PLaxico, who plays a similar game to Braylon.
Also, Tom Coughlin is a no-nonsense coach who would probably have the best shot of taming Braylon's off the field issues.
Finally, the Giants really need the help at WR. They are basically down to Nicks (who has been dinged up on and off), Victor Cruz and a bunch of rotational WRs. Adding Braylon into the mix, even as an injury insurance policy, could not possibly be a bad thing.
I'm also a Giants fan, and I think they need a Steve Smith kind of guy, who's like a Jason Avant coicidentally and plays w/ him now, more than a Braylon. I do like the Plaxico comparison, though. Nicks has great physical presence and concentration, but Braylon uses his height better. I just think he would put up better numbers with some other teams where he better fills a need.
Victor Cruz replaces Smith. And is doing better.
Unless you want Braylon to replace Mario (as much as Manningham pisses me off, I don't), there is no spot for Braylon.
Cruz is more of a deep threat and YAC guy than Smith. Smith was a consistently good underneath and across the middle threat that Eli had great chemistry with. The NYG doesn't lack game breakers. It's stagnant drives and a sporadic running game that dooms them on offense. I agree that they don't need Braylon. It would be nice to have a Plax type guy, it's not the biggest need right now. If you look at Braylon's inconsistency, it's probably the last thing the Giants need right now.
Cruz is literally playing the same position - the slot.
Ok, so they both play slot, so what? Not all slots are the same. They have different styles of play, strengths, weaknesses, etc. Besides, you can ever have too many reliable receivers, especially if that's a position of relatively weakness as it is.
I'm a Giants fan too. My initial reaction to this was no way, but who knows, for a few games he might be able to do something. However even putting aside all the personal issues, which I agree Coughlin and the Giants would not tolerate, he is maddeningly inconsistent in running routes and catching the ball. He could really screw you in a big spot. Having said that if there is a roster spot open running him on a couple of endzone corner routes might be worth a shot. I wouldn't trust him anywhere near the middle of the field.
Harbaugh is making a run for the Super Bowl - if he thought Edwards could help he wouldn't have cut him.
Edwards, healthy, would be the 4th best WR on the Giants. I'm not exagerrating.
I agree completely. Actually he may not even be fourth if they get everyone else on the field - Cruz, Nicks, Manningham, Barden. If one of them can't go and you need a body...maybe...but probably never.
It's not that Henne can't throw the long ball. I'm not saying you said this, but it's an important distinction. He has a good long ball, but due to nerves or lack of confidence or something he'd rather take the check down than make a another careless mistake.
regardless of who the QB has been, he drops passes. He that problem at Michigan - although he was much improved by his senior year. But, the problem re-emerged as a pro. Coaches hate receivers continually dropping catchable passes. Until or if he stops doing that, he's not going to last on any team. I am a huge Braylon fan, but the reality for him is that he just needs to play better.
Braylon was the same way at Michigan...Lloyd just whipped him into shape, or sent him to the doghouse. Lot harder to do that to a multimillionaire. If he got his head on straight, he could be a perennial proBowler.
I'd take him on the Lions for a low risk, high reward contract. Play the way you can, and stay out of trouble...get paid. Don't? Get cut.
It might be fun for us if the Lions gave him a shot. Maybe playing around here will spark something inside of him.
I truely think he has a good heart and that's a great place to start.
Here's the thing about Braylon:
since leaving Michigan, he has mostly not been good at football. He had 1 good season. Aside from that, he's ranged for "bad" to "average", yet everyone things those seasons are the exception, not the awesome one. When I see people start pining for Nate Burleson, I'll get it, I suppose.
He managed to score 16 TDs that year, which makes up more than 40% of his career TDs and more than the total number of TDs that he's scored since...This doesn't refute your overall point. It's just interesting, I think.
As a Cleveland Browns season ticket holder I can tell you that Braylon was absolutely awesome at getting open and absolutely sucked at that catching the ball thing that seem important to being a top shelf receiver.
And it pained me to hear him blame the boos he got here at being from Michigan. TRUST ME - if Bo himself had suited up for the Browns and helped them win more than four games a year he'd have been loved and adored by everyone. Being from Michigan just made it easier for the locals to pile on once he decided that actually holding on to footballs thrown to him was overrated.
To all the Braylon to the lions people. He would be the 5th option on the team. Was great in college but not so much in the pros
the Rams will give him a call.
Truly a shame, but if Roy Williams is still on an NFL roster then Braylon will be too. He showed a lot of promise early in his career and he probably still has a couple years or so before the athleticism starts to go (if it hasn't already). Hopefully he can figure it out.
The Redskins need a good WR also. Actually, they need a lot of things.
I'm starting to think that Braylon will never be the type of receiver we all expected him to be. I would think he will catch on with somebody but unless he gets it together, and I have my doubts, he may not have too much time left.
If he can heal up... I would love to see the Lions get him. This would add a second wide out threat and take pressure off Megatron.
Titus Young is probably a better option than Braylon right now. Braylon has been cut three times by three teams that aren't that deep at WR which pretty much tells you everything.
If only he went to the main campus instead of one of our satellite campuses - Lloyd Carr's University of Michigan - he might have been able to mature more.
My Vikes are desperate. Just to watch a receiver get open would be a novel thing. When we aren't watching Harvin score on end-arounds of course.
But if we are smart and draft Blackmon, and Braylon is around to 'tutor' him...Loveboat part 2? Err, pass.
On another note, did I just publicly admit to begin a Vikes fan???
Daniel Snyder... Paging a Mr. Daniel... Snyder
get healthy and come help out down in south beach