Shut up, Braylon
Braylon Edwards upset his brother (Berkely Edwards) hasn't been offered.
and im going to say or do something that i will regret later on
At this point, I get the impression that Braylon does not struggle with the issue of regret.
I'd be upset too [if I were Braylon], but speaking out about it is certainly not going to help. I like Berkley's tape, but I don't think he fits into our plans at this point. I can see why Hoke hasn't offered him yet.
Seriously, how old are you Braylon? If you are upset about it, how about you place a call to Brady Hoke and talk to him personally-- instead of whining and saying in appropriate things via social media like a 17 year old high school CB from New Jersey (too soon?).
because adults never say anything regrettable on Twitter.......
Look, people have been saying stupid shit since the dawn of ages. There is just no hiding from it these days.
Why does it feel like every time Braylon opens his mouth, he sticks his foot in it?
he is. I have never seen a guy go from most loved and respected player whose dad taught him all the right things to do and say. To a guy who caught 17 TD's for a NFL team and their record for a season, to then pissing off almost every person in said state and getting forced out for fighting with Lebron's friend and turning into a diva so fast.
First off, Lebron's little crony probably deserved it for talking crap to an actual athlete. Beyond that, Braylon certainly did piss off most of a state.
To be fair, there aren't many people that have done that.
Braylon has had one very good season in the NFL and pretty much stunk up the place the rest of his career. He needs to concentrate on his career before he is out of the league and stop worrying about what is going on at Michigan.
Didn't Braylon advise Kearney (his cousin) to go to MSU because they had a "better program".
Braylon Edwards running his mouth, now I've seen everything!
I would understand this a little more if his bro had offers from anyone, but Rivals shows his only offer is from CMU. So he should be mad at the entire Big Ten, and most of the MAC as well.
Can't blame him for feeling that way, but I'm thinking Braylon has better ways of getting into contact with Hoke than Twitter. Just sayin'...
would agree since Coach Hoke has said many times that he doesn't use the twitters or facebooks...
Wondering if adding Norfleet last year took a spot for Berkely Edwards. Aren't both supposed to project as 3rd down/change of pace guys?
I agree with this. I actually made this point in the Hello: Dennis Norfleet post.
That is all.
I was thinking the same thing.
Friend of Shane>relative of Braylon
Here's an idea Braylon. Why not call Brady and find out why he hasn't been offered instead of spouting off like an idiot on twitter and acting like an entitled brat.
Norfleet says: Oh Hai
so, you can tweet from the unemployment line.. Braylon shhhhhhhhhh.
and to think we had Braylon in our baby name list 9 years ago-- thank God it was a girl!
Hey, if Berkely gets admitted like a "normal" student and Braylon wants to pay the in-state tuition, then Berkely can try to walk on.
Yeah, ask him again in February, the story will change!
He should start looking elsewhere...
and I can understand his loyalty, in fact I love it but I have seen tape on Isaac and I take him first. Sorry B, but my gameplan for manball suggests taking the 6'3" 220 lb game changer right now.
I see awkwardness at the next football alumni meeting. Maybe his dad will try to smooth things over...again. Come on Braylon, I know Hoke doesn't use email or twitter, but he does use a phone.
Also CMU doesn't seem like the type of place that Michigan competes with for recruits. If that's his only offer so far...
here we go again...Braylon's always got something going
I feel like all of the guys we have committed in this class are more mature than Braylon is
maybe Braylon should worry less about getting his brother a legacy scholarship, and worry more about catching a football regularly... or driving the speed limit... sober.
He needs to be on a football team first.
He probably would have tweeted a lot more, but it's reported that he DROPPED his laptop. So then he tried to use his smartphone, and he dropped that as well. Rough day.
I can understand that. In the end, though, Berkely has to make his own way in the world. Does he really want to be the kid that got in because his famous brother whined?
Show some respect for Brady Hoke. Give the man a call to talk. Just don't criticize your alma mater on social networks!
So now, instead of crying on the WWL, he cries via the Twitters?
Cue "Erosion of Family Values" meme in 3, 2...
Ty Issac or bust, Deveon Smith as a back up plan.
Didn't one of the Cass kids do something similar last year. I think it was Jenkins-Stone, but it seems like something Terry Richardson would Tweet. Anyway... kids want to come to Michigan and play for Hoke, so it's all good.
When all is said and done, I think young Edwards will be part of this class, his father is still deeply immersed at M. I've seen Stan Edwards working on passing drills with Devin Gardner, with the assistance of Vincent Smith and Berkley Edwards
If your referring to a former recruit complaining about a lack of an offer it was Matt Godin. He recieved his offer a good month after Hoke and Co. sent out offers to their "higher" targets.
(note: not an attack on Godin at all)
I believe Jenkins-Stone complained about it, too.
I kind of wish the he would get an offer. I realize that we are in on a lot of good prospects and have many positions we need good depth at, but man, that kid is fast. And we will need space players. It has been echoed before, but Norfleet's committment might have closed the door on him. I really don't want to see him at a rival B1G school (looking at you MSU).
I agree with this. You can't teach speed. He can always return kicks for four years if he doesn't work out anywhere else.
- I expected him to say/do something much less diplomatic
- It's not hard to understand how someone would want their younger sibling to experience something they're passionate about
- He's made plenty of missteps but never actively/maliciously/egregiously harmed the program
- When you're hitting rock bottom it's nice to feel like you have non-paid-entourage support
All that said, given how 2012 went down, not sure why they wouldn't just control what they can control e.g. do the work, avoid nonsense, do what they have to do until signing day
I agree with pretty much everything you said, but on point #3, let's not forget the epic whining he did about the NUMBER ONE JERSEY. Quite similar, in that he could have accomplished his purpose through direct (and quiet) contact with the head coach.
Really, in a twisted way I'm glad to see that he doesn't restrict his whining to those "outside Lloyd Carr's Michigan."
Aside: I wonder if the Freep will blow this up? They would have a few years ago.
Because clearly Hoke and co. have no idea what they're doing in recruiting.
First post summed it up perfectly.
Ha! I was thinking about this earlier today & POOF! Berkely will be a steal for whoever grabs him.
Already have Hayes/Norfleet.....not sure where Young Mr Edwards would fit in. Not to mention I wouldn't be shocked that Mr. Stan Edwards has no doubt put in a good word and is clearly letting it play out unlike his oldest son.
Either way Braylon really needs to keep his mouth shut and work and getting a job in the NFL, when a bad passing team cuts you then you clearly have your own problems to worry about.
Braylon gonna hate should be a meme
Imagine if his bro gets an offer. Will Braylon bitch if he doesn't get the #1 jersey?
when it comes to player evaluation, I'd put more trust in Hoke and his staff than a guy with his own fragrance*.
*sorry I meant "war cologne"
Okay, I hope we don't fall into Urban Meyer's dangerous path of not offering serious alumni child talent early, just to make sure there is still good will between the current coaching staff and former players. Just a thought with the McCray situation from today which turned out well for us.
Difference is, McCray had a very impressive offer list despite not being offered by Meyer. Braylon's brother only has an offer from a MAC team. Nobody else. I hope he ends up in this class, but it won't be because of Braylon's bitching.
IMHO, Braylon is more about himself than anyone else. If he loved his program, he'd shut up and keep things behind closed doors. Guy has made an ass out of himself more times than not. From a public stink about the #1 jersey, to "Lloyd Carr's UofM", to complaining about Browns fans, to this and everything in between. Love what you did while you were at Michigan, but since then, you'd done very little to make your Michigan brethren proud of you.
I shouldn't say anything at all. I hardly ever listened, but I think I will this time.
Please tell me he's shaved that damn beard.
I've seen Edwards play in person a few times. A solid young athlete, but Michigan would not be the right choice for him. He would very seldomly see the field.
Braylon don't make me get out of this chair and shut your mouth for you!
Anyway old Braylon needs to realize we very likely will have the top overall recruiting class in the country. Sorry we can't offer every legacy recruit especially one with a lone offer of CMU...maybe if he has a great senior season and we have a scholarship open at the end he can play here...otherwise walk on if you really love Michigan.
When's the last time Braylon said anything constructive about Michigan. It's always whining and complaining. No one cares about your opinion anymore Braylon. Part of me wants to give the #1 jersey to a third-stringer on defense just so I can hear about Braylon's temper tantrum
That would be funny, but AC doesn't deserve to be punished for this big mouth's antics.
I get the Braylon hate, but the guy is just looking out for his brother. Braylon didn't handle this the right way, but we don't have to crucify him for it
(I'm a tad bit biased because I see those TD catches against MSU everytime I hear his name)
I can appreciate Braylon wanting to help his little brother out, but these are the kinds of conversations that are best behind closed doors, not putting it on blast on Twitter. I'm sure Braylon can call Hoke if he really wants to reach him, and have a real conversation about his brother, instead of airing out his laundry in the national media. Like others have said, the pickup of Norfleet hurt Berkley's chances of landing a M offer, since their body type and style are more similar than a Wyatt Shallman or a Ty Isaac.
It's March 6th. Calm down Braylon. It's not unheard of for a soon to be high school senior to show up a camp, bust his ass and show the coaches what they might not be seeing in film. If Berkley is sporting Big Ten offers on August 1st then we can talk. . . or donate $20 million to buy out the remainder of the Adidas contract and have the entire MGoBlogesphere pounding on Coach Hoke's door. Just sayin'
Can't Braylon & Stan pay for little brother to go to UM? Let his brother be a walk-on. This has been done before . . . has Braylon heard of Kovacs? Kovacs worked his butt off, walked on the team not once but twice, and is now a leader of the defense, and a recipient of a full scholarship. If Berkeley is all that, he'll win a scholarship soon enough.
^^^Pretty much this. I'd love to have Berkley on this team but the numbers game probably won't allow it to happen through a scholarship. If Braylon really loved the school he would pay for Berkley to come here out of pocket so the team would have an extra scholarship (even if Berkley was a 4 or 5*). We could use him in the slot or the backfield or special teams, even though Hayes, Norfleet, and Edwards would be a little redundant but I think it's worth the shot. I think he eventually ends up here one way or another. If RR was still here then Berkley would already be looking forward to years of Rita's nacho dip.
A better option for a sibling of an alumni would have to be Amani Bass.
that he exists and is the younger brother of Antonio and just so happens to have Amani Toomer's first name.
I loved Bass and was devastated with his injury. Will never forget Antonio. I hope his bro can play here.
Braylon is only hurting his brother's recruitment with that behavior.
What a loser.
Nothing wrong with that. Though he could clean up his tweets in general. He should be giving props to his bro and looking to give him some htis on rivals, etc.
You don't need a scholarship to play for Michigan. Why doesn't he pay for his brother's education and tell him to walk on? If he's as good as Braylon says, he won't even have to pay all 4 years because he'll earn a scholarship.
I don't really hate on Braylon for this... His dad loves Michigan and Braylon loves Michigan. I don't think I would be happy if I felt that I did so much for my school when I was there and then to have the "family goggles" on, probably thinking his brother is better than what he actually is, seeing Michigan's class filling up, and not seeing your brother go to a place that you love; I could see myself being pretty mad about it. I wouldn't have handled it this way, even a tweet as simple as "Hoke, offer Berk before it's too late!" I'd be mad though too.
Braylon loves Braylon...
Braylon Edwards - always upset about something.
We should consider him he is a good player
this never would have happened at Rich Rodriguez's UofM.
He wants to stick up for his brother, who probably really wants a scholarship offer. If nothing else a call to let the kid know where he's at would be justified. I Don't think this should be public, but I understand and appreciate the motivation.
I agree with this. I don't see how getting on this board and piling on Braylon is the right thing to do here. He obviously feels badly for his brother. Have some empathy people. I told my ten year old about this and his response, "I can see why he feels that way, it's his little brother." There's a high road here and there's the road that's being taken. If you're a recruit and you have a little brother coming up through the ranks and read this post, would it make you think twice about our fan base?
This is far too simplified. Braylon might feel that his little brother is being under-recruited, but he should also realize that Michigan football scholarships are awarded based on the individual merits of the player being recruited. Frankly, his younger brother would probably rather earn that scholarship for himself (or not) than "earn" a scholarship because of his last name or his family's legacy at the school. And I think in the long run, that's a good lesson for Berkley.
So Braylon's personal sentiments (my brother should get a scholarship!) are understandable, but his expression of those sentiments is not appropriate. Public whining doesn't do anybody any good, and least of all his brother, who is now the subject of (probably) unwanted attention.
I don't think anyone is saying "OMG berkeley suckz azz" on this board; people are piling on Braylon because he acted in an immature manner when there were other outlets available. Braylon is a fairly big donor, borderline legend player at M, and played for the current head coach. I highly doubt he can't call and get Hoke on the line to discuss scouting his younger brother for a scholarship.
And actually, if Braylon had gone about things this way I would expect Hoke to show Braylon the respect of sending a scout out to a game or two of his and making a show of it if it wasn't too out of the way, and probably extend a preferred walkon offer (seriously, what would we have to lose?). This whining and crying in public diminishes any obligation the program should feel towards Braylon on the matter, IMO.
This is good discussion. And I realize my reaction and appeal for empathy was based upon the reaction of my child, which parents tend to do. I don't like when Braylon goes out of his way and acts entitled or jaded. I think it is below him. But the, "his brother needs to play better" comments and the like are not productive. We don't know what's going on and maybe should discuss motives and "feelings" rather than insult our past beloved and his family. That's my point. I mean, its not the Borens were talking about here./s
It would involve Braylon more in the program, when it's best for M football to distance itself from clowns such as himself.
For sure. We are talking about Lloyd Carr University, yes?
Actually, Braylon went to Lloyd Carr's University of Michigan. Carr didn't get his own university. But SDSU was known as Brady Hoke University because of Antwan Applewhite for about a month and a half. Then January 11th, 2011 happened.
How come when I read this the first thing I thought of is the time you dropped that 4th down pass against ohio
so, SO sad.
It's what I remember of Braylon as well.
Braylonfest will always go down as the singular "man-among-boys" game, but that OSU debacle showed me not to put all hope on BE's shoulders...
remember his drop/ sure TD against USC in the Rose Bowl. He made up a lot in his senior year, but I remember wondering what the hype was in his younger days. I thought he grew up a lot that last year in AA, with his renewed focus. It's too bad he has seemd to regress.
you brought this to my attention Braylon. I'm just sorry you had to tell everyone else as well.
Tell his brother to play better...
I will say this, regardless of what braylon addressed this, after watching his brother's film, I for one came away pretty darn impressed, more impressed than when I watched some other runningbacks highlights that were supposed to be pretty good.
He really doesnt have a leg to stand on. His only offer is from CMU.
I really wish that players could receive track scholarships and walk on to the football team.
Since Braylon knows Coach Hoke so well, wouldnt one think that HE would call Hoke to see where his brother stands, instead of taking it to twitter?
Especially since Hoke takes no part in twitter/facebook/email and will never see what Braylon is talking about. Won't Stan and Braylon be around spring camp anyways? Why not do a face to face. Seems like it was more of a knee jerk reaction to finding out that another person has committed for 2013.
If Braylon cared about Michigan, he'd foot the bill, and not ask Hoke to burn a scholly on a kid that isn't ranked top 10 in the state.
Braylon (quite rightfully!!) drew praise from all over, for having made a promise to a class of Cleveland kids with whom he had no other relation than having been a former member of the Browns, to sponsor scholarships.
But he's apparently offended about the mere possibility of doing something like that for Berkley.
I'm willing to stop right here, take a deep breath, and let Braylon explain himself. Or let Stan explain Braylon for everybody else. (That usually works better.) But has there ever been an occasion when things have been improved by Braylon explaining himself?
It's his brother. Pretty understandable imho.
he's not happy.
I haven't heard much out of Edwards the younger, but maybe Hoke just doesn't want to deal with Braylon-like attitudes for the next four years.
I heard Braylon's going to transfer from UM to focus on his family's snow plow business.
Well, Braylon is in wonderful company right now. You won't believe how many alums and important people are (and will be) contacting the University to see why their kid wasn't offered admission. 'Tis the season.
Braylon really needs to stop thinking he runs the team. He got away with his crap when RR was in Ann Arbor because of the backstabbing that was going on. He isn't going to get away with pulling anything on Brady Hoke, because Hoke has too much support.
Braylon is just another alum now who thinks his donation buys him the right to make decisions for the coaching staff. Someone, whether it's an ex-coach or a good friend, needs to text four letters to Braylon now: STFU.
Make Braylon's little brother a preferred walk-on and let Braylon endow his scholarship.