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Braylon Edwards sees “better things” in Russell Wilson

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Receiver Braylon Edwards played for the Jets when quarterback Mark Sanchez started as a rookie.  Edwards now plays for the Seahawks, who will be starting Russell Wilson as a rookie.

So how do they compare?

I see better things,” Edwards said of Wilson, via Doug Farrar of Yahoo! Sports.  “It’s like I said after the Chiefs game — it’s his approach.  It’s very veteran-like.  He studies film; he breaks it down.  He doesn’t approach it like a rookie, and he’s not looking for excuses.  He’s very impressive.”

The implication, of course, is that Sanchez didn’t do those things.  Or perhaps he didn’t do them as well as Wilson.

Regardless, the compliment for Wilson was a back-handed slap at Sanchez, who capped his rookie year by serving up an 80-yard catch-and-run to Edwards.

 

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19 Responses to “Braylon Edwards sees “better things” in Russell Wilson”
  1. pencilmonkeymagic says: Aug 29, 2012 8:08 AM

    Somewhere right now, Rex Ryan is making Sanchez & Tebow watch Wilson’s highlights vs. the Chiefs.

    “See that? Why can’t you guys do that?”

  2. fumblenuts says: Aug 29, 2012 8:12 AM

    “He studies film; he breaks it down. He doesn’t approach it like a rookie, and he’s not looking for excuses.”

    Hopefully, Braylon Edward will do the same for the Seahawks…..

  3. sportsmeccabi says: Aug 29, 2012 8:13 AM

    I still can’t believe the jets didn’t sign him. He’s the one wide receiver on the planet that mark Sanchez actually looked good throwing too.

  4. jimmysee says: Aug 29, 2012 8:26 AM

    We knew Russell Wilson had “it” last year watching him at Wisconsin.

  5. cheapseater says: Aug 29, 2012 8:46 AM

    Braylon is saying what he can to be sure he makes the final 53.

  6. mick5430 says: Aug 29, 2012 8:51 AM

    You guys are always trying to start conflict aren’t you? A “Back handed slap at Sanchez”??

    Maybe it was more a compliment to Wilson, then a shot at Sanchez. Being a rookie in the NFL is tough, especially if you play Quarterback. This site is starting to turn into nothing but a tabloid.

    How about some real news for a change?

  7. kreedos says: Aug 29, 2012 8:52 AM

    Throwing Sanchez under the bus is the popular thing to do right now.

  8. Nikhil Balakumar says: Aug 29, 2012 9:01 AM

    great to see wilson starting. on a side note,its also great to see the jets with the most pathetic QB duo in the league

  9. pacificnw7722 says: Aug 29, 2012 9:01 AM

    WR Braylon Edwards sounds like a man on a mission to finally redeem himself.

  10. geefan1 says: Aug 29, 2012 9:04 AM

    Braylon Edwards is talking about someone else not looking for excuses?

  11. johnnyjagfan says: Aug 29, 2012 9:16 AM

    Its not a backhanded slap at Sanchez. What do you expect him to say? That his QB isn’t as good? No story. Move on.

  12. brswan says: Aug 29, 2012 9:21 AM

    Wow. An NFL player complements his current QB while criticizing his former team’s, which he has no chance of going back to, QB.

    That’s unheard of!

  13. jetstizzi85 says: Aug 29, 2012 9:24 AM

    Braylon is apparently still upset the Jets didnt resign him after 2 straight trips to the AFC Championship Game…..Sadly, as a Jets fan so am I….to think we dropped him for Holmes….

  14. areyoudue says: Aug 29, 2012 9:43 AM

    Let’s not forget that Wilson started all four years in college compared to Sanchez’s 16 games. I would expect him to look a bit more comfortable at this point. I’ll wait a few years before comparing the two, thank you.

  15. wswalcottmedshow says: Aug 29, 2012 10:29 AM

    I remember Braylon Edwards when he played for Cleveland. He was immature, always in trouble off the field, and couldn’t hold on to a football thrown his way.

    The only surprising thing about this article is he held onto a pass for an eighty yard touchdown.

    What a prima donna that has never produced.
    Be ready Seahawks for a short love affair.

  16. electstat says: Aug 29, 2012 11:23 AM

    In other words, he’s saying whatever it takes to make the team.

  17. scoobaj says: Aug 29, 2012 12:58 PM

    Wilson will be the best QB in seahawk history within 4 years

  18. Mr. Wright 212 says: Aug 29, 2012 1:52 PM

    jimmysee says: Aug 29, 2012 8:26 AM

    We knew Russell Wilson had “it” last year watching him at Wisconsin.
    ————

    More like at State, when he actually played against great defenses like Florida State.

  19. chuckstertam says: Aug 29, 2012 6:04 PM

    Brayla will say anything to make a team.
    This is last year, take it to the bank.

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