Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards has been roundly criticized for dropping passes this season. Including by his own father.
“People wouldn’t be harping on him dropping passes,” Braylon’s father Stan Edwards told the Star-Ledger, “if he wasn’t dropping passes.”
Stan coached Braylon in youth football and says he’s frustrated that his boy, who has the athletic talent to make highlight-reel catches, can’t catch the easy passes consistently. And Stan says he doesn’t know what the solution is.
“Wish I knew,” he said. “It’s mind-boggling. He’ll make catches that nobody else in the game will make. It’s not making a difficult catch. He’ll make a borderline impossible catch! And then he’ll drop one on a simple route.”
All things considered, Stan says, those fans who are criticizing his son have a fair point.
“Am I worried about him getting a reputation for dropping the football?” Stan said. “No. Because let’s be honest — he’s earned it.”