Letting Braylon's influence shape his actions only exacerbates the problem.
Sorry, but this is all backwards. Giving it out when you don't want to just to prove that you can and that Braylon is not in charge is letting Braylon influence your decisions. If I were RR, I would never give it out. If asked about it, I would try to deflect the question so as not to create a big public squabble with Braylon but quietly I would let it be known that I do not want to elevate any one player above the team.