The city of Cleveland’s distaste for all things Braylon Edwards is well documented. With Edwards ready to return to town this week, the Jets receiver made it clear the feelings are mutual.
“I remember the comments, I remember the writers, I remember the fans, I remember the coaches, I remember the people in the organization,” Edwards told Bob Glauber of Newsday. “I remember everything and everybody there that had something to say when 17 exited the doors.”
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Edwards’ trade to the Jets has worked out for both sides. “17’s” self-centered approach wouldn’t work on Eric Mangini’s Browns. Edwards seems to make a bone-headed mistake every game in New York, but he’s been productive this year with 453 and five scores.
He’s desperately hoping to add a sixth touchdown this Sunday.
“I’m going to have to control myself, because at the end of the day, it’s a bitter rivalry,” Edwards said. (Is he saying Edwards vs. Cleveland is a bitter rivalry? Jets-Browns doesn’t exactly have a rich history.)
“For the people that don’t like me, I share the same feeling. I don’t like them as well. I could give you a B.S. answer, but the short and skinny of it is that I’m going back there to handle business.”