Why the Cleveland Browns Should Cut Braylon Edwards

Bare KnucksAnalyst IAugust 26, 2009

CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 21:  Braylon Edwards #17 of the Cleveland Browns tries to stay warm on the sideline during the second quarter while playing the Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns Stadium December 21, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Yeah, I said it. Cut Braylon Edwards. The former third overall pick out of Michigan is a prima donna and can’t catch a football. Isn’t that the purpose of receivers, to catch the ball?

The Browns should’ve traded him away when they had a chance, but it appears they aren’t going to get anything for him at this point in time.

Cleveland slipped up by not pulling the trigger on the deal when the New York Giants offered second- and fifth-round picks along with WR Domenik Hixon.

Braylon led the entire NFL in dropped passes last season with 16. 16! That’s one a game! Some of these balls he dropped were extremely crucial to his team’s success.

Edwards picked up where he left off last season, dropping a touchdown pass on the first ball thrown to him in their pre-season opener against the Packers.

Edwards’ BS may have been acceptable under Romeo Crennel’s terms, but Eric Mangini should have B-Easy on a very short leash.

Crennel was a teddy bear and it’s clear he didn’t have any discipline in the locker room. Mangini, on the other hand, is kind of a hardass.

I’m surprised he didn’t crack the whip after Braylon missed the beginning of training camp. Edwards missed the first four days of training camp due to an undisclosed leg injury. I’m guessing he broke a toenail.

Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard. Kind of a corny saying, but it’s true for the most part. Braylon Edwards, aka B-Easy, was drafted third overall out of Michigan by the Cleveland Browns.

His physical attributes have never been in question. He’s got all the tools to be a premier receiver in this league…he was a stud at Michigan and we saw flashes of what he’s capable of in the NFL in the 2007 season. [READ MORE...]