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Braylon Edwards seems unhappy with play calling

New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards got off to a big start on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. But after his 80-yard touchdown in the second quarter, Edwards never caught the ball again.

After the game, Edwards hinted that he wasn’t pleased with the second-half play calling.

I don’t call the plays,” Edwards said. “I just run them.”

Edwards also said “We didn’t have the same attitude” in the second half, and when reporters asked him if he felt like he wasn’t used enough, he said, “I don’t know. You have to interview the players and coaches. It just wasn’t the same.”

Both Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said they thought an appropriate number of plays were called for Edwards, although Schottenheimer added that the Colts shifted their coverage to make it harder to get Edwards open deep.

Asked if he was upset, Edwards said, “No disrespect, but you witnessed the game.”

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47 Responses to “Braylon Edwards seems unhappy with play calling”
  1. Ammo says: Jan 25, 2010 10:09 AM

    Oh Jet Fan, now you get a taste of the BS we in Cleveland dealt with.
    He’s all yours. I’m glad my team has nothing to do with that whiny S.O.B. anymore.

  2. Iain says: Jan 25, 2010 10:10 AM

    I think it’s easy to read too much into comments made in the immediate aftermath of a big loss. He’s frustrated and disappointed, it’s not a major problem.

  3. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Jan 25, 2010 10:11 AM

    see u in Oakland Braylon…talkin like that won’t get u a contract with the Jets

  4. manginiwithcheese says: Jan 25, 2010 10:13 AM

    First Cleveland, and now New York. Good luck finding that big contract that you think you deserve. Stiff.

  5. JP Ryan says: Jan 25, 2010 10:14 AM

    …when reporters asked him if he felt like he wasn’t used enough, he said, “I don’t know. You have to interview the players and coaches. It just wasn’t the same.”
    Umm Braylon… you’re a player… he is asking you… What do you think?

  6. DanSnyderSux says: Jan 25, 2010 10:15 AM

    Braylon Edwards unhappy? You don’t say!

  7. wwwmattcom says: Jan 25, 2010 10:17 AM

    The stakes were higher in the second half. I think mostly because Peyton made them higher. It’s not QB vs. QB, but when you have to respond to Peyton Manning, life gets frustrating.
    The main difference between the Colts and Chargers; Colts can tackle, they have safeties who know how to hit and wrap.

  8. ClevJimbo says: Jan 25, 2010 10:21 AM

    One catch and now he’s back to the old Braylon…blaming everyone else.

  9. BX says: Jan 25, 2010 10:24 AM

    Could you imagine him and Heyward-Bey on the same team? I bet backup QB’s all over the NFL would not be taking calls from Oakland’s GM. “No thanks. I’ll just keep being a backup. Better a backup than unemployed in 2 years.”

  10. The Coop says: Jan 25, 2010 10:27 AM

    Braylon, once a loser, always a loser.

  11. Krow says: Jan 25, 2010 10:32 AM

    That’s the wrong coach for old Dropzilla to pull his beeoch routine on.

  12. clevelandmetal13 says: Jan 25, 2010 10:34 AM

    Surprised his daddy didnt come out and talk for him and tell the media that the reason more plays werent called for him was because he went to Michigan.

  13. RugDaniels says: Jan 25, 2010 10:34 AM

    maybe if he consistantly held on the ball and made catches Braylon would earn more plays called his way.

  14. Erdie says: Jan 25, 2010 10:35 AM

    Honestly if Rex Ryan is going around saying who knows what all the time they have to go easy on the players who are frustrated after a big loss.
    PS Braylon, I’m glad you made a catch, but maybe if you caught more balls other times during the year they would throw to you more. Just sayin.

  15. KnuckleBucket says: Jan 25, 2010 10:35 AM

    I love reading this stuff after the wheels came off. It was only a matter of time.

  16. Merriman's Dealer says: Jan 25, 2010 10:40 AM

    “I don’t throw the balls,” Edwards said. “I just drop them.”

  17. ampats says: Jan 25, 2010 10:40 AM

    He’s understandbly disappointed he didn’t get any other chances to drop some passes which would have been sure to happen.

  18. afiresnake says: Jan 25, 2010 10:43 AM

    Actually, when watching the game I thought the same. The Colts defense was clear to take away the run. So if you got nothin’ to lose anyway, why not be bold?
    Arguably, if you go with a game plan of “air it out” then plan for two or three interceptions of Sanchez – who played terrific in my eyes yesterday … you still end up with a better shot of beating them. Even if it counters the “obvious” approach.
    Back when the Bears played the Super Bowl against the Colts, even for the opening kickoff returned for a score, they acted frightened and basically handed the game to the Colts. Man, you can’t dance with the champs … you have to knock em of their feet. Be bold. Light up the scoreboard. If you are frightened or conservative against the Colts, you’ll lose. Manning has grown since the past season. He’s deadly. You have to hit em with something they don’t expect.

  19. BeerBarron says: Jan 25, 2010 10:49 AM

    This just in DB’s that play against him.. love his intermitent pass catching skills…

  20. Naps says: Jan 25, 2010 10:53 AM

    Braylon has a lot of talent (size/speed) but it’s clear now that he is nothing more than a #3 receiver because he too inconsistent – except for dropping balls. He’s just not good enough to be yapping as much as he does.
    No one wants Terrell Owens because of all side crap but on the field he’s a player. With Braylon we’re getting almost all the BS and half the player of TO.
    p.s. I’m not a TO fan!

  21. Florio-is-a-tool says: Jan 25, 2010 11:04 AM

    He makes a couple of good plays, the defense adjusts to it and Braylon has no idea what went wrong. All he knows is that they should have thrown him the ball every play.
    The guy just isn’t smart enough to be more than a selfish fringe player on a team. He’d be perfect on the Chargers.

  22. tpd01 says: Jan 25, 2010 11:06 AM

    I was amazed he hung on to the ball, I honestly was waiting for the famous, I can’t catch the easy ones routine from him again. He has shown he makes critical drops in critical times. why throw him the ball again, they figured they pushed their luck once already, you don’t win the lottery twice. lucky if ever

  23. Bowman says: Jan 25, 2010 11:08 AM

    Surprise, surprise… Edwards complaining about not getting the ball enough. This guy is a joke.

  24. ronry says: Jan 25, 2010 11:14 AM

    Braylon had one good year. The way he is going, he’ll be out of the league in 2 years. He’s a bust.

  25. east96street says: Jan 25, 2010 11:16 AM

    I have to laugh at all the Cleveland fans abusing Braylon. Wasn’t that long ago that you guys were ripping the Giants for refusing to give you a 1 and a 3 for the guy. When you had him, his worth was sky high. When he’s gone, he’s not worth a half eaten doughnut. You got paid for dumping Count Dropula. Let the Jets and Braylon be. I’m NO fan of the Jets, but they have a brighter future than the Browns. Mostly thanks to you guys giving them Sanchez for basically nothing.

  26. Big Stretch says: Jan 25, 2010 11:30 AM

    Too bad more young recievers dont look at guys like fitzgerald and wayne as an example of how to play the game.

  27. The Rural Juror says: Jan 25, 2010 11:37 AM

    I don’t know why he’s complaining. He should feel fortunate he has the opportunity to drop passes for a winning team.

  28. stetai says: Jan 25, 2010 11:45 AM

    Glad to see we have another a$$hole receiver from the school of TO to contend with for the next several years.
    Thank you Michael Irvin and Terrell Owens for “fathering” this entire generation of punk receivers like Ochocinco, Roy Williams, Braylon Edwards, Javon Walker ….

  29. mlason says: Jan 25, 2010 11:53 AM

    Braylon channeling his inner T.O. All he needs to do is cry defending Mark Sanchez and the circle is complete.

  30. Hosstyle In Tampa says: Jan 25, 2010 11:57 AM

    It’s so funny that Braylon Edwards thinks that he’s more talented at his job than Brian Schottenheimer….clearly one of the best Offensive Coordinators in the league. He did more with less, all year.

  31. Leto_II says: Jan 25, 2010 12:13 PM

    Marty Ball didn’t work this week Rex. Go retrieve that game ball you sent to Marty.

  32. sdffa11 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:15 PM

    “no disrespect” is the polite way of saying “not my fault”

  33. BlawgPound says: Jan 25, 2010 12:27 PM

    The Jets coaches won’t throw to Braylon more because he went to Michigan.
    Stan Edwards

  34. bloodystupidjohnson says: Jan 25, 2010 12:36 PM

    What was the biggest surprise this weekend? That a wide open Edwards did drop the ball on his touchdown pass.

  35. mwcarolina says: Jan 25, 2010 12:38 PM

    I think it’s easy to read too much into comments made in the immediate aftermath of a big loss. He’s frustrated and disappointed, it’s not a major problem.
    i don’t think so, Braylon Edwards has ALWAYS been this way, even in Cleveland he complained about not getting the ball, normally i agree that someone should get more looks, BUT he made i think 2 catches and he could’ve had a 3rd, but of course he DROPPED IT!!! that is why you don’t see the ball Braylon.

  36. mwcarolina says: Jan 25, 2010 12:51 PM

    He’s understandbly disappointed he didn’t get any other chances to drop some passes which would have been sure to happen
    the 3 times he was targeted, he dropped one of the passes, yes the pass was a little off, but it was still one that any good reciever can catch.

  37. truestories42 says: Jan 25, 2010 1:06 PM

    Cant say Cleveland misses too much…

  38. paul says: Jan 25, 2010 1:10 PM

    Upset he didn’t get the opportunity to drop more passes. (speaking of that with these friggin’ gloves these guys use how do you drop a pass?)

  39. kenyatta says: Jan 25, 2010 1:11 PM

    frustrated that all he felt he could do more if there was more passes hisway

  40. HereThere says: Jan 25, 2010 1:31 PM

    Same old, same old with Edwards. Saw this crap for years in Cleveland. Jets, don’t pay this guy jack. He’ll end up turning on Sanchez, a guy who looks like he’s going to be great, will become a clubhouse cancer, and turn into a huge headache. The apologists here saying he just wants to win? Wake up and quit being tools. This guy’s bad news and has been since he entered the league.

  41. BHindEnemyLines says: Jan 25, 2010 2:33 PM

    This one is for the Jets fan who came to the Cowboys page and mentioned how long it’s been since The Dallas Cowboys won a road playoff game:
    14,988 and counting.
    Or for those of you that mathematically challenged:
    41 years, 13 days and counting.
    How does that grab you, dork???
    Be sure to watch the local NYC new today as I’m sure it will be a record for suicides.
    Good luck next year!!!

  42. Naps says: Jan 25, 2010 2:43 PM

    Just want to add than the worst receiver in the league could look good when the defense breaks dow. It catching the ballin traffic and making plays consistently that counts.
    Also, I’d like see to OchoCinco’s name off that list of “punk” receivers – he’s a good guy and gets in “trouble” having FUN not breaking the law or being a team cancer – BIG difference!

  43. johnnydom says: Jan 25, 2010 2:54 PM

    Don’t miss this a-hole in Cleveland, we traded him ’cause we hate Michigan, nothing to do with drop-itis, bad attitude, and the me me attitude. Oh yeah fighting outside a nightclub on a Thursday night at 2:30 am didn’t help him staying in Cleveland.

  44. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Jan 25, 2010 3:45 PM

    stetai says:
    January 25, 2010 11:45 AM
    Glad to see we have another a$$hole receiver from the school of TO to contend with for the next several years.
    Thank you Michael Irvin and Terrell Owens for “fathering” this entire generation of punk receivers like Ochocinco, Roy Williams, Braylon Edwards, Javon Walker ….
    Yeah, that Ochocinco, such a no-talent ass-clown. Thats why he’s on a bus doing charity work across the country on his way to the PRO BOWL. Michael Irvin = hall of fame. Probably TO too. 85 is an All-Pro level player. Williams, Edwards and Walker have each had 1 break out season, followed by garbage. Your comment is worthless.

  45. DMC says: Jan 25, 2010 4:31 PM

    What else is new. This self-absorbed jerk is, and I expect, always will be a jerk. Evidently his father is as self-deluded as he is. He’s quoted in Sundays Cleveland Plain Dealer as saying that his Braylon was run out of Cleveland because he played college ball @ Michigan, and Cleveland Browns’ fans are OSU fans who don’t like people who played for Michigan; hilarious reading.

  46. Phil Wright says: Jan 25, 2010 5:32 PM

    Things will really get ugly when all those NYC Buckeye fans turn on him.

  47. JunkYardDawg says: Jan 26, 2010 5:13 AM

    east 96,
    you honestly think them brownies got nothing for sanchez? if by nothing you mean an all-pro center in the making, two starters on defense(albeit average players, system guys are necessary for any new coach) and two other draft picks…which we then promptly parlayed into two more draft picks. then ya, sure, basically nothing.
    i’ll be the first to commend sanchez’s year. he’s got moxie, no doubt about it. but the numbers do not lie. he still has a lot of work before he’s the king of new york. if im not mistaken, his season most closely resembled JaBustus. he just played on a team with the best defense and the best rushing attack in the game. the perfect recipe for any rookie qb. we will see next year after teams have some real film on him. and as for Braylon, any football fan can not defend braylon edwards. he’s made negative comments in the media about the browns since the day we traded him….classless. even after mangini protected him during the water bottle incident(yes, a millionaire was repeatedly stealing from the team and mangini kept it in house, despite people like florio crucifying him for it), then got him his trade, he still couldnt keep his mouth shut. he will continue to tantalize whatever team he plays for with one brilliant catch, three dropped balls, and a week of controversy after he cant keep his mouth shut after the game.
    im done with edwards. i bleeeeed scarlet and gray, and i welcomed him with open arms to the browns after watching what he did to tOSU year after year. what people dont understand about OSU-MICH is the respect factor. there is no doubt hatred, but also a very real sense of respect for the other program. im clamoring for the browns to take brandon graham right now because i know how good of a ballplayer he is first hand(just like i did with Lamarr Woodley and david harris.) and o yea, during 2007, BE was spotted on the sidelines in Cle Browns stadium leading the fans in the “O-H-I-O” chant to Hang On Sloopy. so when were winnning, no bad blood. then the wheels fell off, he gets ran out of town, and its all because of his college days? Soft, Soft, Soft. His new team goes to the afc championship, he’s in love with NYC. he catches ONE ball that was literally the easiest catch ever(it was a great double move to get open though), his team plays outside of themselves yet again, and lose because Peyton Manning is the best ever, and he wants to blame the coaches that took him in after his on/off field incidents in cleveland? Soft, Soft, Soft. You can always pay for school, but you can never buy class.

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