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Braylon's dad baffled by son's drops

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.”

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  1. Jose Reyes says: Jan 18, 2010 1:08 PM

    Maybe if he didn’t have a a-hole for a dad he wouldn’t be so mind screwed.

  2. GoBrowns19 says: Jan 18, 2010 1:09 PM

    Everyone knows he makes amazing catches. What he also does, though, is drop HEARTBREAKING passes. It seems every time he has one of his wide-open-deep drops it is a crucial time of the game. He can raise his team up, but he can never carry them on his shoulders. He can also just crush a team during a game.

  3. smiley says: Jan 18, 2010 1:10 PM

    Lack of concentration. At least his dad is honest.

  4. KnuckleBucket says: Jan 18, 2010 1:11 PM

    Tough when your own father calls you out on your deficiencies as a receiver.

  5. brownsfn says: Jan 18, 2010 1:12 PM

    At least his father is a man and admits his son’s mistakes…now go ask his D-bag son what he thinks….”ITS ALL THE FANS FAULT” ….”THEY DON’T LIKE ME CUZ I’M FROM MICHIGAN”….”BOO HOO”

  6. Lombardi 6 says: Jan 18, 2010 1:12 PM

    Can you believe the Venus De Milo will be playing in an AFC Championship game??

  7. JaggedMark says: Jan 18, 2010 1:13 PM

    Studies show that excessive smoking of marijuana over an extended period of time causes receivers to drop a lot of passes they would normally be able to catch.

  8. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Jan 18, 2010 1:13 PM

    Braylon’s a Douche Bag!

  9. jd says: Jan 18, 2010 1:13 PM

    Jose Reyes says:
    January 18, 2010 1:08 PM
    Maybe if he didn’t have a a-hole for a dad he wouldn’t be so mind screwed.

  10. Scott67 says: Jan 18, 2010 1:16 PM

    Way to go Stan. He needs to hear the truth. Who better to hear it from than his Dad. Jose maybe you can give him a hug every time he drops a pass.

  11. HarrisonHits says: Jan 18, 2010 1:16 PM

    Stone hands

  12. hizzle1281 says: Jan 18, 2010 1:17 PM

    what dick of a dad

  13. Scott67 says: Jan 18, 2010 1:18 PM

    Way to go Stan. He needs to hear the truth. Who better to hear it from than his Dad. Maybe Jose can give him a hug after his next drop.

  14. The Notorious V.I.C. says: Jan 18, 2010 1:19 PM

    Braylon Edwards = Roberto Duran.

  15. BOO3LEGS says: Jan 18, 2010 1:20 PM

    I do not think Braylon will be taking his dad out golfing for fathers day. It’s bad if the fans turn on you, but this is his Father.
    Note to the NFL GM’s:
    Pay attention to the kids who come from old man Edwards youth football team and do not draft them if you have the chance.

  16. KingJoe! says: Jan 18, 2010 1:20 PM

    Maybe check his vision or guts.

  17. Jeanna says: Jan 18, 2010 1:20 PM

    or, maybe if he didn’t drop passes so consistently, his dad and everyone else wouldn’t criticize him.

  18. st.michael says: Jan 18, 2010 1:21 PM

    Braylon sucks, the Jets are in way over their heads.

  19. recent says: Jan 18, 2010 1:24 PM

    Sounds like somebody has been hanging out with Rex and his brutal honesty, but if it somehow helps Braylon hang on to balls, tell it like it is.

  20. question8 says: Jan 18, 2010 1:29 PM

    Receivers are supposed to catch the ball. He’s paid to catch the ball. If he can’t do that than he doesn’t belong in the NFL.

  21. Duck Fallas says: Jan 18, 2010 1:30 PM

    Some of you prefer that your fathers lie to you about what failures you’ve become. I guess that makes it easier for you to face them when you come out of the basement to microwave some mac ‘n cheese.

  22. boltschick says: Jan 18, 2010 1:31 PM

    Wow, with a father like that it’s no wonder Braylon is struggling.
    Dad, you need to take a cue from Rex Ryan and BELIEVE in your son!!

  23. Biglardawg says: Jan 18, 2010 1:34 PM

    Braylon: 2 catches for 41 yards yesterday.
    Wow. What an impact player.

  24. trickbunny says: Jan 18, 2010 1:38 PM

    Wow- as much as I do not like Braylon Edwards, PFT ran this EXACT story about a week ago and now are running it again. I mean, *exact* same story, nearly word for word.
    I’m a Browns fan who watched some winnable games slip away when Braylon dropped passes on crucial 3rd downs, or TDs, or siginifcant gains… I watched him nearly single-handedly destroy the career of a QB who was on fire the year before. I thought he was a dick when he tried to blame *his* problems on the people of Cleveland hating him because he went to Michigan- and all his other sorry excuses… I was glad that, in both Jets playoff victories, Braylon contributed pretty much ZERO and I’d even venture to say they won *despite* him.
    I *like it* when Edwards drops the ball.
    That all said, you guys (PFT) are obviously just being a bunch of total dicks on a slow news day because YOU RAN THIS STORY DAYS AGO. There’s no update, nothing new, in the article. It’s just a rehash of the story last week about how Edwards drops passes and what his dad has to say about it.
    Folks, if you needed any more proof that this site is less about reporting straight news or rumors- and more about vendettas, favoritism, and agenda pushing, here you go.

  25. Lights Out says: Jan 18, 2010 1:38 PM

    braylon edwards=Troy Williamson

  26. Roboto says: Jan 18, 2010 1:39 PM

    Mozart’s father Leopold was a pain in the @$$, too. Never stopped my boy Wolfgang from being the world’s greatest writer of music(maybe, tied with Beethoven).

  27. oldschool says: Jan 18, 2010 1:40 PM

    Braylon’s dad is also baffled as to why Steve ever left ‘Blues clues”

  28. FinFan says: Jan 18, 2010 1:40 PM

    Lookin like a fool with his pants on the ground.
    Hey at least he can see the grey goose reach his mouth! Good hand/eye coordination with the liquor just not the ball.

  29. trickbunny says: Jan 18, 2010 1:41 PM

    st.michael says:
    January 18, 2010 1:21 PM
    Braylon sucks, the Jets are in way over their heads.
    Yes, Braylon does suck. But as far as the Jets’ being in “way over their heads”, they’ve beat two teams in the playoffs who both had better records and were considered favorites to win those playoff games…
    …so how does that qualify the Jets as being in over their heads?
    Oh, I got it. You just type what you want to believe, not what you’re actually seeing.

  30. Anarcho Purplism says: Jan 18, 2010 1:42 PM

    Who cares what his dad thinks.
    Get behind your son & stay out of the media man.
    Good grief.

  31. SofaKingWeToddDid says: Jan 18, 2010 1:42 PM

    @Lombardi 6: Best post ever. LMAO!

  32. trickbunny says: Jan 18, 2010 1:44 PM

    boltschick says:
    January 18, 2010 1:31 PM
    Dad, you need to take a cue from Rex Ryan and BELIEVE in your son!!
    Apparently, Rex Ryan’s belief in Braylon Edwards isn’t helping Braylon Edwards very much 😉

  33. BrownsTown says: Jan 18, 2010 1:47 PM

    Wow! That accountability mindset wasn’t passed down to the child.

  34. FootballFanatik says: Jan 18, 2010 1:50 PM

    Good dad for being honest and not sugar-coating the deficiencies his son has.
    YET more importantly, a complete moronic douche bag for doing it in a public forum. The Star Ledger, Stan?? Really????
    Bet you make your young players cry and feel like crap, also, Stan-The-Man.
    NOW I feel sorry for Braylon.

  35. Howie Feltersnatch says: Jan 18, 2010 1:53 PM

    bolts…he believes in his son…he believes his son can’t catch a cold in winter…but he can catch the flu in August.

  36. JckVncenz says: Jan 18, 2010 1:58 PM

    Doesn’t Stan know that Braylon only gets flack from Ohio State fans..
    …it has nothing to do with his brick hands.

  37. Dinger says: Jan 18, 2010 2:00 PM

    I am an unabashed charter member of the Stan Edwards fan club. I like this guy. His son blows catch after catch on the big stage and his dad has the nuts to call them as he sees them? I love this guy.

  38. irishgary says: Jan 18, 2010 2:01 PM

    Duck Fallas:
    Well said.
    I can’t believe there are morons here questioning the father. I suppose it would be better if his dad was blaming someone or something else.

  39. lordmandinga says: Jan 18, 2010 2:03 PM

    Old news, this is from a week ago.

  40. Emiliooo says: Jan 18, 2010 2:04 PM

    Braylon given good genetics to catch a ball, that’s on his Dad!
    Braylon dropping balls, not his Dad’s fault, now it’s Braylon’s fault!
    Braylon dropping balls and getting million of dollars to continue to run around and drop big balls, not Braylon’s fault, now it’s on the JESTS!!

  41. DaDawg26 says: Jan 18, 2010 2:06 PM

    How is he not believing in his son? The old saying is: “Seeing is believing”. Stan sees his kid drop balls more than a rabbi. Therefore, he believes in his sons ability to drop easy passes.
    Plainly and simply, for those who think Stan is an asshole, enjoy raising your kid to be a pussy who does no wrong. Stan is doing what a parent should do. Point out to your kid what he is doing wrong and offer a solution.

  42. Brian says: Jan 18, 2010 2:12 PM

    It’s refreshing to see a father holding his son accountable for once.

  43. MNSportsGuy79 says: Jan 18, 2010 2:16 PM

    Somewhere Troy Williamson has a smile from ear to ear!

  44. CanadianVikingFan says: Jan 18, 2010 2:16 PM

    At least he knows that inorder to make a catch you have to use your hands and not your head like Troy Williamson.

  45. Revis says: Jan 18, 2010 2:16 PM

    Thanks for the info but I read this news about 4 times last week…old news ain’t news
    that said…braylon played ok this week…nothing spectacular but a few catches when we needed them. It’s clear Cotchery is the #1 on that offense but having Braylon around makes things much easier for #89 and #81

  46. Dixon29 says: Jan 18, 2010 2:24 PM

    If you ask Braylon why he drops passes he will say the everyone does. If you ask him to bash the Browns or Rich Rodriguez he will oblige you.
    What he will not do, is put in the extra time to fix his deficiencies. He is a bum, plain and simple.

  47. buckifan4life says: Jan 18, 2010 2:28 PM

    Braylon Edwards = Chuck Knobloch.
    Simple as that!

  48. JoeJoeBrown says: Jan 18, 2010 2:28 PM

    LOL at the entitled wimps that abound on this thread. His father is just being honest about his assessment.
    Too many American children are coddled and lied to so their poor wittle feelings aren’t hurt.
    Hopefully Braylon can grow up. He has the physical skills but unfortunately seems to be emotionally fragile.

  49. Kevin from Philly says: Jan 18, 2010 2:37 PM

    Well, I guess we know who didn’t give their Dad a nice present for Christmas.

  50. bspurloc says: Jan 18, 2010 2:48 PM

    Catches and Fumbles are the coaches fault.
    benching dudes is not how you teach them to stop dropping balls or fumbling, Coaching them is the only way.
    Tiki Barber was a major problem on fumbles until the coach directly advised him and kept on him and corrected his technique.
    A coaches job is to find flaws and fix them.

  51. FootballFanatik says: Jan 18, 2010 2:57 PM

    DaDawg26, what we’re trying to say is NOT IN THE MEDIA!!! One-on-one conversation over coffee or over a meal is one thing, but in the freaking Star-Ledger??? You tell the media you have faith in the fruit of your loins, and you tell him he has stone hands in private. Stan called his son out.

  52. tatum32 says: Jan 18, 2010 3:07 PM

    “Braylon sucks, the Jets are in way over their heads. ”
    They said the same thing with the 2000 Ravens.

  53. BorisBulldog says: Jan 18, 2010 3:09 PM

    Why does Edwards jump up for a ball when it’s thrown waist high?
    What a douche!

  54. Peoples Champ says: Jan 18, 2010 3:29 PM

    Who has the best hands out of this group? Braylon Edwards, Roy Williams or T.O.??? LOL

  55. clevelandmetal13 says: Jan 18, 2010 3:35 PM

    Dickwad has been dropping passes longer than just this season…

  56. Roboto says: Jan 18, 2010 3:35 PM

    JoeJoeBrown? Your username is wimpy.

  57. JoeJoeBrown says: Jan 18, 2010 3:48 PM

    @ Roboto
    I agree, but I wasn’t allowed to take JoeJoeKillinDogs.

  58. GB3Pack4 says: Jan 18, 2010 3:53 PM

    Braylon’s dad should have made his comments to his son in private, not in the press. If the guy is aleady (1) playing badly, and (2) being targeted in the press FOR playing badly, then (3) he ought to at least be able to count on his dad being in his corner.

  59. SixburghSteelers says: Jan 18, 2010 3:55 PM

    Way to “keep it real” Dad. I can respect that!

  60. overkil2 says: Jan 18, 2010 3:56 PM

    Those criticizing the father, wtf is up with you guys. The guy is being objective and knows his son drops balls that he shouldn’t. It’s a breath of fresh air to not have a father make excuses as
    Besides, Edwards is still getting paid all that cash regardless.

  61. Clevelander says: Jan 18, 2010 4:48 PM

    Every wide receiver from Michigan drops passes.

  62. packers4life says: Jan 18, 2010 10:18 PM

    Braylon Edwards is one of the most overrated WRs in the league. He has like, what, one 1,000 yard season since being drafted in 2005?

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