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Braylon Edwards: We got embarrassed last time, but who cares?

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Jets receiver Braylon Edwards acknowledges that it was humiliating to lose to the Patriots by six touchdowns last month. But he says that doesn’t mean a thing heading into their playoff rematch on Sunday.

“We knew we would get back at them,” Edwards said. “We always knew. In the back of our minds, we always felt as though we would get back to them and it would be about us. It’s not even about revenge. That’s the regular season. Who cares, to be honest. Yeah, we got embarrassed. But that’s the regular season. This is the playoffs. We’re fighting for something so much different.”

Edwards also echoed the comments of Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who said he doesn’t think the regular season meetings between the teams matter much to the postseason.

“If we beat them by one point, it’s a win,” Edwards said. “They can have the 42-point win. . . . But we just want a one-point win.”

As I wrote in today’s Wall Street Journal, however, when two teams meet in the playoffs after a blowout in the regular season, the result is usually another blowout. So history favors the Patriots.

But Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson says he and his teammates have been getting ready to beat the Patriots since that Monday night in New England.

“The funny thing is, I remember late in the fourth quarter as the Patriots were talking and yapping about the game that night and I said to a couple of guys, ‘We’ll be back,'” Tomlinson said. “You guys got us tonight, but we’ll be back.”

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48 Responses to “Braylon Edwards: We got embarrassed last time, but who cares?”
  1. jimmysee says: Jan 10, 2011 9:36 AM

    The Packers kicked the Cardinals’ butts in the last regular season game last year at Arizona.

    The playoff game, the following week, did not go as well for Green Bay.

  2. 8man says: Jan 10, 2011 9:38 AM

    And he’s right. The regular season now means nothing. What matter is what happens between the lines on Sunday afternoon.

    The Jets are coming off a big playoff win on the road, are now 3-1 in playoff games under Ryan, all on the road, and are filled with confidence.

    I expect them to play well. And if the Patriots and their fans expect another 42 point win, they are going to be veeeeeeeeeeeeeery disappointed.

  3. PFTiswhatitis says: Jan 10, 2011 9:40 AM

    Let the mouths run…they Pats will take care of the lowly Jets again and they will just keep yapping. Tomlinson, just like Rexy, can’t help himself.

  4. dirtdog1922 says: Jan 10, 2011 9:43 AM

    You have to believe what LT says he is a Classy man. Real classy he must get that from his head coach.

  5. dman19 says: Jan 10, 2011 9:44 AM

    Jets will do better this time–they lose 44-3

  6. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 10, 2011 9:45 AM

    And so it begins.

  7. Ralphie says: Jan 10, 2011 9:45 AM

    The Pats earned the right to “talk and yap” after all the trash talk from Rex and the team all year. They also earned that exclusive right after they smacked the NY bully in the teeth. You noticed that nobody in the media or on the street was privy to that talk however – the Pats kept the talk on the field and didn’t say a thing afterwards.

    By the way, LaDainian has heard the Pats talk smack late in the 4th quarter a few times before he joined the Jets.

  8. myspaceyourface says: Jan 10, 2011 9:47 AM

    As much as I hate to agree with Edwards, I do.

    The last game was embarrassing, yet it doesn’t matter.

    The first game where the Jets won was embarrassing, and it doesn’t matter.

  9. benh999 says: Jan 10, 2011 9:48 AM

    Funny that any Jet, especially LaDainian, would complain about opponents yapping. When he was in SD, he never stopped.

  10. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 10, 2011 9:50 AM

    ““The funny thing is, I remember late in the fourth quarter as the Patriots were talking and yapping about the game that night and I said to a couple of guys, ‘We’ll be back,’” Tomlinson said. “You guys got us tonight, but we’ll be back.”

    Whinedanlian Tomlinson is such a turd. The entire team and coach talk sh*t all year about every team in the league, and now he gets upset when someone sends a little back their way ?

    What a bunch of little girls. That’s all the Jets are. Except their coach with a dick so small he can’t see it beneath his fat and has to have other men do his wife.

  11. laxer37 says: Jan 10, 2011 9:51 AM

    It’s no big deal because Braylon is used to being an embarrassment.

  12. deathspiralx says: Jan 10, 2011 9:52 AM

    I have no love for the Patriots (my team is in the AFC West)…

    But I have to say that I hope the Jets are crushed by the Patriots. All the Jets do, especially Ryan, is run their mouths. They are like the chicken hawk from the looney toons’ Foghorn Leghorn cartoon. Hell Ryan was backhanding Brady in talking about Manning before the Colts game.

    So when LT says “I remember late in the fourth quarter as the Patriots were talking and yapping about the game,” it’s hilarious because the Jets ran their mouths before the game. So, yeah, I imagine that you got an earful after you uterrly failed to walk the walk after talking the talk. Clueless.

    The jets win a playoff game about once every leap year (or two).

    This jets team is pretty good, especially the defense, but, c’mon, quit acting like you are in junior high and save *your* yapping until you have something to yap about.

    I hope the patriots beat them bad enough that they keep quiet for the offseason.

  13. adp1168 says: Jan 10, 2011 9:57 AM

    I agree that the playoffs are a different beast…and I expect a close, hard fought game. But for LT or any jet’s player to be commenting about the Patriots “talking and yapping”..give me a break!

    The jets have the biggest mouths in the league and Holmes and Edwards jump up after every catch like they just made a game winning grab in the superbowl. Just a bunch of arrogant hot dogs..and I hope the Pat’s beat em by 60. And I’m sure, even if they are down by 60, edwards and holmes will be jumping up, giving us the screams and flexing their muscles…real impressive. Check out the scoreboard geniuses before you start showboating.

  14. scheer1852 says: Jan 10, 2011 10:00 AM

    You’re article in the Wall Street Journal is a little off. It doesn’t really relate to this situation. Of all the examples you gave in that article, not on matchup was of division rivals. Therefore, they only played once in the regular season, not twice like division rivals. The better stat you used was that the home team in playoff division rival rubber matches are 17-12. This is the stat that is more relevant for the Jets-Pats game this weekend and even the Pitt-Baltimore game.

  15. thejuddstir says: Jan 10, 2011 10:06 AM

    While the Jets haven’t earned anything, they have “learned” how to drink the Rex kool-aid and talk trash. If the can of azz whoopin’ in the regular season “didn’t mean anything”, then why are Edwards, LT and the boys talkin’ and thinkin’ about it…..becuz it is still fresh in their minds. The 42 pt thrashin’ means nothing to them (lol) but if the Pats beat them by even one point next weekend, all we will hear from the Jets is “see, we played ‘em tough, told ya they wouldn’t put a azz whoopin on us again” forgeting that the real issue is that the Pats beat them again. Win a SB Jets players and fans and then get back to me with the trash talkin’………until then you are nothing more than a mirrored image of your headcoach, all talk and no action……just ask Rex’s wife!

  16. thejuddstir says: Jan 10, 2011 10:13 AM

    This article is almost too freakin’ funny…….the Jets players complaining about the Pat’s players “talkin’ and yappin'” at the end of an ass whuppin they put on the Jets but yet all year long we have had to listen to Rex and his looney tune players trash talk before the season, during the season, before every game, etc. etc……..but yet they’re not smart enough to figure out that it is their own empty trash talkin’ that provides bulletin board material for their opponents. The really dominant teams in NFL history let their play on the field do the talkin’ for them but since the Jets are not a dominant team they have talk and try to convince themselves that they are. Makes you wonder how long Woody the Freak will give Rex the Wimp to keep talkin’ the talk but never deliver. The two perverts have much in common so who knows.

  17. blackglass3 says: Jan 10, 2011 10:14 AM

    At least this time he heard the Patriots talking. Last time he was in Foxboro, the Pats would have had to yell the smacktalk to the corner of the bench he tucked himself into.

  18. richm2256 says: Jan 10, 2011 10:16 AM

    Let the Yets lip-flapping begin.

    These guys barely beat a very poor performance from Manning and the Colts, and instead of learning how far they need to come from that 45-3 beating a few weeks back, they’re going to completely dismiss is.

    That 45-3 beat-down DOES matter, simply because it exposed so many weaknesses on both they Yet’s offense AND defense that need to be addressed.

    Normally you don’t hear the Patriots or their fans talking about beating another team BEFORE a game. I’m going to make an exception here for these loud-mouth jack-a$$es and their fans:

    They’re not going to get seventeen points against the Patriots defense, playing like they did against the Colts. If Mark Sanchez thinks he can get a win with another piss-poor passing performance like he showed the Colts, he’s fooling only himself. If Tomlinson thinks he’s going to be able to run that way against Vince Wilfork, he’s fooling only himself

    They sure as hell aren’t going to hold Tom Brady to sixteen after he’s already burned them for forty five. If Yet’s fans think their team can hold this New England offense to sixteen points, like they did a very mediocre 2010 Peyton Manning, they are fooling only themselves.

    Talk all you want, New York. No way do Brady and Belichick lose this game, and deep down you all know that.

  19. giablommi says: Jan 10, 2011 10:18 AM

    Gotta love Lady Ann Tomlinson and his alter ego, Classiness and Smack talk Police. This guy is just a total buffoon.

    Lady Ann, as good as (s)he is in Septemeber October and November is invisible in the postseason and if the Jets somehow do pull a miracle I am relatively certain it won’t be because of Lady Ann.

    This clown is more bitter than Marshall Faulk, and will may need to be put on suicide alert pending Sunday’s outcome.

  20. jcjets says: Jan 10, 2011 10:28 AM

    @Ralphie so the fact that the Pats did the talking once they were up big, and on the field makes it ok?
    That’s so stupid.

    If you’re gonna talk, talk before the game, or during, but to wait till you know you won, or you’re up big, thats just gloating and pretty lame.

    And even tho people keep saying the jets talk trash, it doesn’t make it true. The jets tell you what they are gonna do. It doesn’t always happen, but its not like they are saying “oh the patriots pass defense stinks, we’re gonna kill em.”

    And It don’t think it was a Jet player that said Tim Tebow isn’t an NFL QB prior to the draft (it was Chad Henne, btw). And I do believe that Tom Brady came out in the off season and said he Hated the jets..but all that’s ok!

  21. bluvayner says: Jan 10, 2011 10:36 AM

    Imagine that……the Pats were yapping……ON THE FIELD.

    That’s where they do all of their talking …..unlike the Jets.

  22. bluvayner says: Jan 10, 2011 10:40 AM

    You’d think that LT would have had his fill of trying to talk smack against the Patriots by now. Belichick has basically shoved LT’s head up his own azz in playoff games.

  23. jbfortes18 says: Jan 10, 2011 10:47 AM

    The hype begins and they still keep talking…

    run with it press, run with it…make us sick to our stomachs with all the coverage for this game.

  24. poprock48 says: Jan 10, 2011 10:49 AM

    Is this really trash talk? I know you all obsess about every word the comes out of Jets coaches/players mouths but all the commenter here labeling this as “trash talk” have some mighty sensitive ears.

  25. adx321 says: Jan 10, 2011 10:49 AM

    AM
    Let the Yets lip-flapping begin.

    These guys barely beat a very poor performance from Manning and the Colts

    yeah Peyton had a 110 qb rating – horrible day for him

    He should have been out there to tackle the returner after leading his team to a lead taking fg.

  26. 8man says: Jan 10, 2011 10:50 AM

    I remember a time a few years back when one Richard Seymour began running his mouth with about two minutes on the clock and the Giants 80 yards away from winning the Super Bowl. How’d that turn out?

    Nothing good ever comes from running your mouth.

    “When you lose, say little. When you win, say less.”

  27. kev86 says: Jan 10, 2011 10:57 AM

    Honor Tony Franklin before the game to distract Rex.

  28. ibchr says: Jan 10, 2011 11:04 AM

    Regardless of what LT says, by the end of the first quarter he will assume his usual playoff spot sulking on the sidelines hiding behind his facemask.

  29. robzar says: Jan 10, 2011 11:06 AM

    The last time I saw LT in Foxboro for a playoff game, he was sitting on the bench with a jacket drapped over his shoulder because he had an “injury”. Meanwhile his QB who also had an injury was on the field playing his heart out. I came away with a new found respect for Rivers after that game. Just add LT to the list of punks on the Jets.

  30. hooterdawg says: Jan 10, 2011 11:32 AM

    I am so sick of this guy bragging that he freelances for the Wall Street Journal. So what? The WSJ knows crap about football.

  31. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 10, 2011 11:36 AM

    “The jets have the biggest mouths in the league and Holmes and Edwards jump up after every catch like they just made a game winning grab in the superbowl”

    @adp1168,

    Oh so true. In fact at some point in the 3rd or 4th quarter of the last beat down when the Jets were already behind by 30 points or so, Whinedanlian got himself and actual first down run and jumped up banging his chest like he’d just scored a TD in the Super Bowl. Even Sanchize couldn’t take it and apparently gave him a rash of sh*t and told him to stop the crap while they were losing so badly.

  32. bucsballer says: Jan 10, 2011 11:40 AM

    I love how s bunch of pats fan comment on this. How was the fact u beat the giants a couple years ago than met in the super bowl…… How’d that end? O wait u idiots lost. So clearly the regular season means nothing. Look at the seahawks….. U pat fans are almost as dumb as falcons fans

  33. trickbunny says: Jan 10, 2011 11:40 AM

    “We knew we would get back at them,” Edwards said. “We always knew. In the back of our minds, we always felt as though we would get back to them and it would be about us.”

    Braylon? Do you realize the game hasn’t been played yet?

    Ah, it’s gonna be great watching the mighty Patriots beat the living piss out of the New Jersey Jets yet again. I love how the Jets get it into their heads that they’re a Super Bowl team of destiny, when really what they are is a team that’s spent a couple years getting lucky breaks, beating crappy teams, and then completely being embarrassed in the playoffs when they actually have to face a *real* SB-caliber team- and then they go home, embarrassed. Again.

  34. mistrezzrachael says: Jan 10, 2011 11:55 AM

    says:
    Jan 10, 2011 11:06 AM
    The last time I saw LT in Foxboro for a playoff game, he was sitting on the bench with a jacket drapped over his shoulder because he had an “injury”. Meanwhile his QB who also had an injury was on the field playing his heart out. I came away with a new found respect for Rivers after that game. Just add LT to the list of punks on the Jets.

    That the best comment I have seen out here today….Tomlinson disappears when things get tough…and that day he was one of the biggest sissies ever to wear an NFL uniform

  35. Ralphie says: Jan 10, 2011 11:56 AM

    jcjets says:
    Jan 10, 2011 10:28 AM
    “@Ralphie so the fact that the Pats did the talking once they were up big, and on the field makes it ok? That’s so stupid.”
    _____________________________

    The Pats did their talking on the field of play. Look at the score. 45-3. There’s your talking. I’m sure that the Jets heard the smack talk in the 1st quarter also when the Pats were already laying the lumber on them.

    The point is; if you talk smack all week, all year- like the Jets and their head coach do, yet don’t back it up, AND you get humiliated on national TV then yeah, IT IS RIGHT. The other team can do whatever the F they wanna do. Especially after that punk Edwards was doing the Dougie in the Pats D’s face in week 2. Get a freakin’ clue.

    Ryan, with his big-azz mouth just last week insinuated that Brady doesn’t hit the books or film room – and he made a point of saying “best QB in the league” a number of times when he was speaking about Manning – and it was a week they were playing Indy, not even the Pats! Whether Manning is the best or not you don’t insult one of the top players in the league like that. The Jets brought all this on with their big mouths. The pressures on them.

  36. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 10, 2011 12:07 PM

    So Ladanian is upset the Patriots conducted their trash talking at the appropriate time?

    I would expect a self-appointed “classy guy” like Ladanian to know the etiquette of trash talking.

    BTW, if Caldwell hadn’t screwed up and called that timeout, we wouldn’t be hearing for the Jest right now.

    One timeout away from ending their season and they act as though they won the SB, the BCS Championship, and the Pro Bowl.

    My Pats can do us all a favor and end the Jest.

  37. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 10, 2011 12:10 PM

    jcjets says:
    Jan 10, 2011 10:28 AM
    “@Ralphie so the fact that the Pats did the talking once they were up big, and on the field makes it ok? That’s so stupid.”
    *************

    Yes. What’s wrong with Jets fans?

  38. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 10, 2011 12:12 PM

    8man says:
    Jan 10, 2011 10:50 AM
    I remember a time a few years back when one Richard Seymour began running his mouth with about two minutes on the clock and the Giants 80 yards away from winning the Super Bowl. How’d that turn out?

    Nothing good ever comes from running your mouth.

    “When you lose, say little. When you win, say less.
    *******************

    When is the last time the Jets got to the SB?

    Eggzactly. Way, way before I was born.

  39. commoncents says: Jan 10, 2011 12:16 PM

    If Braylon isn’t embarrassed by the OUI, or all the balls he drops every season, why would he be embarrassed by another loss? The sooner the off season starts for Braylon, the more likely it is he will find something else to be embarrassed about.

  40. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 10, 2011 12:26 PM

    @trickbunny

    Apparently in the Jets world, it’s logical to talk about winning a SB before actually playing a preseason game. It is apparently unfair and inappropriate to talk trash whiling you have your fists down the opponent’s throat, figuratively speaking, on the field with a 3-45 victory.

  41. trixstal says: Jan 10, 2011 12:45 PM

    56-0 New England. End of story!

  42. brownsclown says: Jan 10, 2011 1:13 PM

    Braylon “Hands of Stone” Edwards continues his campaign for Idiot of the Year. Who cares, well we know old rockhead doesn’t.

  43. tombradyswig says: Jan 10, 2011 1:29 PM

    “I’ll drop the ball this week, who cares….”

    J E S T S, jests jests jests

  44. kev86 says: Jan 10, 2011 1:44 PM

    jets can win if they play their best and pats play their worst. with that said, lay the points.

  45. baboushka says: Jan 10, 2011 1:53 PM

    If it didn’t matter, BE wouldn’t even be talking about it. Obviously it is still a very big deal to him and them. My humble advice Edwards is to simply “Catch the Damn Ball”! Stop hearing footsteps and short arming terrific throws by Sanchez right into your cold dead hands!

  46. grpatriot says: Jan 10, 2011 2:04 PM

    Braylon shouldn’t even be playing in this game! He was suppossed to be in Court for DWI!
    Doesn’t matter if he plays or not though! McCourty will take him out of the gameplan…

    Arrington will probably get Holmes, but it will be cold and will either of them hold onto the ball?

    They couldn’t last time even though it was only a regular season game where both teams were 9-2 and fighting for the division???? Result 45-3 a 42 point gap… Like you say Braylon, it doesn’t matter…You might be more productive in Traffic Court? C-ya in icey, cold and windy Foxborough, where your QB can’t hit the broadside of the barn!!!

  47. footballisking says: Jan 10, 2011 4:25 PM

    Tomlinson running his mouth while getting his teeth kicked in by the pats……. what a shock

  48. geezohman says: Jan 10, 2011 7:09 PM

    wow… bet Ryan is mad for him saying they were embarassed while
    ryan is trying to get brady and bellichek to give him bulletin board material.

    I think they know they’re out gunned

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