Braylon Edwards was trouble from the moment he was drafted. Looking back, the expression when he was picked says it all: he didn't want to be in Cleveland.
Now we know that to be the case, as Braylon has publicly stated he wanted to go to Miami one pick earlier. Maybe because a majority of Browns fans are also Ohio State fans and he played for rival Michigan, he felt the fans wouldn't accept him. It turned into a self-fulfilling prophecy.
After two average years Braylon broke out in 2007, making a Pro Bowl while catching 80 receptions, 16 touchdowns, and making misplaced Derek Anderson passes look good.
The success didn't continue in 2008, Braylon's hands stopped working and ever since his name has become synonymous with drops. His frustration obviously got the best of him as he turned on the fans, accusing them of having a grudge because...well here is a part of the quote:
"Since day one, I've been a marked man coming from Michigan. It's just gone that way."
He also mentioned being "under-appreciated" even though he was in the middle of one of the worst seasons a number one wide receiver has had in recent memory.
After an altercation at a night club with a friend of LeBron James, Braylon was traded to the New York Jets where he has continued to run his mouth and take shots at Cleveland,. The latest speaking of the upcoming Jets-Browns game this season
"You know I've got a little chip on my shoulder the size of the golden nugget. So I can't wait to go out there (against the Browns)."
Here is some advice for you Braylon, expect plenty of boos when you step out onto the Cleveland Browns field, and you better be careful.
Draft picks Joe Haden and TJ Ward haven't played a down for the Browns and are already being asked to lay some hits on you. Here’s to hoping they hit hard, and hit often.