Here's the Braylon face bounce video

For those of you who don’t have NFL Network or a Sprint handset with NFL Mobile Live, you probably didn’t see Thursday night’s game between the Jets and the Bills.

So you missed a relatively bland contest.  But you also missed one of the all-time bloopers, which will provide great fodder for the NFL Films football follies.

In the first half, Jets receiver Braylon Edwards was wide open for what would have been a Devery Henderson-style 84-yard catch and run to the end zone.

And he didn’t make the catch.  Here’s the evidence.

Calling it a “drop” might be a bit of a stretch, unless Edwards had planned to secure the ball in the opening of his face mask.

Matt Millen of NFLN, whose performance included an observation that “the Jets are running the crap out of the football,” offered up a great comment after the play:  “Did he look it in?  Absolutely.  In fact, he looked it right in to his face.”

That said, the third overall pick from the 2005 draft is doing slightly better at the NFL level than the receiver Millen selected that year at No. 10.

39 responses to “Here's the Braylon face bounce video

  1. “That said, the third overall pick from the 2005 draft is doing slightly better at the NFL level than the receiver Millen selected that year at No. 10.”
    Ohhh I dunno about that. He plays for the J-E-S-T.

  2. My wife and I definitely looked at each other and said, “I think he just said they were running the crap out of the football.” Cracked us up.

  3. I wonder how many thousands of dollars he was paid for that muffed catch? We’re laughing, but the joke’s on us.

  4. Just one of many drops for Braylon this year. It seems like every time the Jets game comes around on the redzone channel he’s dropping a ball.

  5. I like how the announcer says he has the skill set to make that catch consistently. Really? Shouldn’t he have caught it there than? As a Viking fan I’ve seen this far too many times with Troy Williamson. Each time it will just frustrate you more and more.

  6. Everyone called Mangini an idiot for trading Edwards, and while Mangini might be an idiot for many, many reasons…….. this isn’t one of them.

  7. “Did he look it in? Absolutely. In fact, he looked it right in to his face.”
    ===================================
    lol, great stuff.

  8. Didn’t a receiver catch a football in his facemask in the movie “The Replacements”? I think so. Can’t find video of it. It looks like that’s what Edwards was trying to do here.

  9. hey braylon – i can’t figure out why cleveland was such hell for you. i mean, you were so good there and the fans just didn’t appreciate you. you know, with the way that you handled yourself like a consummate professional off the field and how you dazzled fans with your amazing catches on the field… newsflash, jackass – the reason it was hell was because you sucked when we threw you the ball and cried like a little girl when we didn’t.
    Enjoy New York! We clearly got the better end of that trade… hell, i would have taken a stick of juicy fruit and a punch in the face to get rid of that jerk!

  10. He totally blew that catch… but do any of you ever watch NCAA football, or just hawk the computer for blooper reels in order to get your opinion posted?
    He doesn’t suck, he needs some real mentoring to get his edge back. At Michigan, we was excellent, he was ‘the man’-catching many almost impossible balls.
    Understand the background before making such ridiculous generalizations.

  11. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says:
    December 4, 2009 10:09 AM
    Didn’t a receiver catch a football in his facemask in the movie “The Replacements”? I think so. Can’t find video of it. It looks like that’s what Edwards was trying to do here.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Replacements stole that bit from Necessary Roughness

  12. @PolegoJim
    Don’t be a jerk. I DO watch college football, and I live in Big 10 country. In college he also had the reputation of dropping easy passes while frequently making the extremely difficult catches. So perhaps the better question is, Do YOU watch college football? Or are you just some jackass Michigan fan?
    The elite receivers make them ALL. Braylon hasn’t improved one bit since coming into the league.

  13. This is clearly a must catch ball; but, he more than redeemed himself on his leaping 3rd down catch, and his exceptional reach to score the TD. How bout posting that video. This non-catch is funny, but without him the Jets take a loss last night. Edwards may still prove to be the only decent thing Mangini ever gave the Jets. And, how’s Chansi Stuckey doing? Making a big impact????

  14. It’s starting to get ridiculous with this guy. You’d think he’d have some pride and work on the most important aspect of being a receiver: actually catching the football.

  15. They should make the face masks an inch or two wide that way Braylon would of made the catch. A few draft picks and players for this guy. He’s a joke. He used to be good but now he’s just regressed to an average slippery fingered receiver. He surely is not worth big money until he fixes his problems with his hands.

  16. @PolegoJim: I remember watching him play in the Michgan / Ohio State game one year. Late in the game, Michigan was trailing but still in it, they go for it on fourth and short, throwing a pass to a wide open Edwards near the sidelines, ahead of the first down marker. I clanged off it hands to effectively end the game.

  17. Which part of Big 10 country?
    I am fully capable and sometimes quite glad to be a jerk and a jackass… but wasn’t. I’ll be softer next time to protect your feelings.
    We Michigan fans have a little tougher skin I guess, sorry for taking that for granted.
    I never said he was an elite receiver, but he is a very good one. In college, he was a huge impact receiver, and he’s helped his teams in the NFL.
    NFL Totals: 261 receptions for 4,063, ave 15.6 and 31 TDs
    Randy Moss – one TD every 6 receptions
    Braylon Edwards – one TD every 8 receptions
    Randy Moss – ave 15.6 yds per reception
    Braylon Edwards – ave 15.6 yds per reception
    He’s not as prolific as Randy Moss, but much better than you’d like to think from your corner of Big 10 country.

  18. PolegoJim says:
    December 4, 2009 10:27 AM
    He totally blew that catch… but do any of you ever watch NCAA football, or just hawk the computer for blooper reels in order to get your opinion posted?
    He doesn’t suck, he needs some real mentoring to get his edge back. At Michigan, we was excellent, he was ‘the man’-catching many almost impossible balls.
    Understand the background before making such ridiculous generalizations.
    ______________
    Sorry Jim but he does suck. That was one of many catchable balls he has dropped in his career. So he caught some impossible balls at Michigan, so what. I’m sure he dropped many catchable balls there too.
    He is consistent at one thing, being inconsistent. Even in his best year at Cleveland when he caught 16 TD passes he dropped several “sure” TD’s when he was open in the end zone.
    Everytime a QB throws him a ball whether he’s wide open or covered it’s a suspensful event.
    He didn’t get the reputation of having brick hands by catching everything thrown his way.

  19. Matt Millen was hilarious last night.
    Okay, Braylon Edwards has to make that catch. I’m not defending him; he’s an NFL receiver and has to adjust to the ball to catch it. That said, speaking as a former receiver, that was NOT an easy catch. Anytime you’re running a streak full-speed and the ball isn’t over either shoulder but is instead coming directly above your head that is an extremely tough catch. My guess is by the time he located the ball (remember, it takes an additional beat to locate a ball over your head when you’re wearing a helmet) it was probably too late to slow down a step or move to the right to get a good angle on the catch.

  20. @ The Coop – You are right on it man. I remember Michigan trying (unsuccessfully) to come back on Troy Williams & the Buckeyes in the ‘Shoe and watching Braylon drop one that Henne put right in his gut in the flats. There wasn’t a Buckeye within 10 yards of him. I knew the Browns would regret drafting this whiny loser.
    You do have to go easy on PolegoJim though, he has to go a long way back in his memory rolodex to relive the Michigan glory days.

  21. I don’t need to pile on Braylon, as everyone else is doing it for me.
    But what I did like about the play was Sanchez’s reaction. Just put his head down and continued to run to the sideline. Smart move, rookie. And I don’t even like Sanchez.

  22. Adam-Chris & mooremi9 –
    I was thinking about the facemask catch too, but I couldn’t remember what movie it was in. The two you mention didn’t seem to ring a bell, is there are third with it?
    I’ve been watching football a long time, and I’m sure it’s happened before, but I don’t recall seeing a receiver let a ball close in on his face like that without getting his hands up there first.
    Edwards can always call Jose Canseco for comfort.

  23. He may have missed one or two but at least he made the effort to try unlike TO who looked like he could suck a bowling ball through a garden hose. Looked pretty good on his TD effort as well.

  24. Edwards just seems to be retarded at times. Something as simple as adjusting for that catch he should know how to do with ease but he just goes dumb…..
    and then you see him dive into the endzone contorting his body so his knees didnt touch the ground, showing he has the ultimate knowledge to perform, and a few plays previous to this catching a sideline pass doing a perfect ballet roll….
    He has the talent to perform but just goes stupid, he must smoke too much weed, it is the only explanation….
    NOW TO on the other hand is just an effing idiot, if the ball is not directly thrown into his hands he will purposely watch a defender intercept it. TO is a piece of crap…..

  25. @PolegoJim
    I never said he was an elite receiver, but he is a very good one. In college, he was a huge impact receiver, and he’s helped his teams in the NFL.
    ————————
    Helped his teams do what? Lose?
    You are another Michigan fan who is out of their mind if you even attempt to compare Braylon Edwards to Randy Moss.
    What’s next? Drew Henson compared to Peyton Manning?

  26. PolegoJim says:
    December 4, 2009 10:45 AM
    PS Who caught the game winning touchdown?
    Um… Braylon Edwards.
    ————————————————–That’s right- and in Cle and NY both, for every TD pass he *has* caught, he’s dropped 5 others. Thank God for him that he did catch a TD pass that night or else the Jets would probably *already* be looking to bench him or re-trade him.
    The drops are what people will remember. That is his legacy- not a late game TD pass for a below average team against an even worse team to pull out a squeaker of a victory on a Thursday night on NFLN.
    .

  27. @PolegoJim
    Hey buddy….. you didn’t hurt my feelings. It would take a lot more than some “thinks he’s smarter than he really is” UM fan to do that.
    You’re a jerk because you condescended people with your “do you watch NCAA football?” take, you defended a mediocre player with a maize-and-blue bias, and you actually compared Edwards to Randy Moss.
    FYI – I’m from corner of Big 10 country that has BEAT MICHIGAN’S ASS for the last 6 years and 8 of the last 9 years. (Braylon helped the maize-and-blow beat the Buckeyes ONCE during his career. Not much “help” huh?)
    But I don’t have to tell you any of this. Just read the rest of the posts on this thread and tell me, what bowl game is Michigan playing in this year?
    Ohhhhhh right.

  28. OK, I own it. I’m a Michigan fan who is out of my mind. Yep, I live in the day… because we’ve actually had one and will again. Braylon has a lot of game winning plays left in him.
    He can run a break away route and give you a chance, which is better than 80% of NFL receivers with their soft archs and slow breaks.
    Bucknut – congrats on the Big Ten title. But you could only score 21 on our sorry Robinson defense right now? Terrelle who? My take was that you’d score 40+. Ouch.
    Now, for the Big Ten’s sake, please win a bowl game. Handle Oregon, ok? Please?
    Please show the nation that at least one Big Ten team can run with the big dogs, before we come and take it away from you and put your whole team and fan base in a nice long pouty time-out.

  29. Coop – you just nailed the problem. Your satisfaction with ‘owning us’ over the past years is a small victory compared with the several national championships you should have owned, including during Braylons tenure.
    Michigan is rebuilding after some very suspect recruiting years. We’re not in a bowl because we don’t deserve to be at this time. That’s a fact.
    You’re in the Rose bowl. How about winning it? Then you can bring on some deserved pride, instead of crashing down through the rankings into the landing pad of bowl birth failure yet again.

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