Braylon Edwards apologizes for saying Jets are run by “idiots”

AP

Hours after Seahawks receiver Braylon Edwards ‏said the Jets are run by “idiots,” he changed his tune.

Edwards, who wrote on Twitter early Tuesday morning that people shouldn’t get on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez and should instead blame the “idiots calling the shots,” went back to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon and wrote that he wished he hadn’t said that.

“I would like to apologize to the Jets family and my fans for my emotional outburst. Mark is a friend and former teammate, who I wholeheartedly support. Nonetheless, I have disrespected and insulted an administration that I have the utmost respect for,” Edwards wrote.

At a time when Sanchez is being ripped by just about everyone, Edwards is one of his few remaining supporters. But regarding the other portion of Edwards’ statement, one wonders why, if Edwards genuinely had “the utmost respect” for Jets coach Rex Ryan, General Manager Mike Tanenbaum and owner Woody Johnson, he called them idiots in the first place.

40 responses to “Braylon Edwards apologizes for saying Jets are run by “idiots”

  1. “But regarding the other portion of Edwards’ statement, one wonders why, if Edwards genuinely had “the utmost respect” for Jets coach Rex Ryan, General Manager Mike Tanenbaum and owner Woody Johnson, he called them idiots in the first place.”

    Because he realizes that with only 8 catches this season, he’ll be looking for a new employer again next season, and he’ll take whatever offer he gets.

  2. if Edwards genuinely had “the utmost respect” for Jets coach Rex Ryan, General Manager Mike Tanenbaum and owner Woody Johnson, he called them idiots in the first place.

    Because that’s what they are?

  3. one wonders why… he called them idiots in the first place.

    Because they are.

    Come on you know the answer to this question. It’s the PR age, I’m sure Edwards agent or a Seahawks publicist made the suggestion to change it.

  4. Oh come one. He’s not sorry. His team told him he can’t talk that way and made him apologize. Sad in the NFL that no one seems to be able to speak the truth, particularly coaches. They are idiots and it doesn’t matter no one can say so out loud (w/o apologizing), everyone knows the truth.

  5. Can somebody ask Braylon to please define the word “utmost”, and to also name what groups he has the highest forms of respect for and what word choice he would use to describe his respect for them? That’s where the story is.

  6. So Edwards apologized to the Jets family and my fans ?

    Who exactly are Braylon Edwards fans that are not named Edwards?

  7. Why should he apologize?
    First, what he said is true.
    Second, Who better to identify an idiot than an idiot?

  8. Rex is a really good D coordinator .
    Tannenbaum is a really good Cap guy.
    Woody inherited a mini empire and the band aid world has been good to him.

    They should all get back to what they are good at.

    Braylon is good at getting open. Too bad that’s not a job because one needs to catch the ball too…

  9. Could it be he talked to his good buddy Sanchez who told him to tone it down because he still has to work in the building?

  10. why should the guy apologize its actually a true statement, anyone who signs Tim Tebow and then says he will actually help a team is an idiot.

  11. Sounds like an apology from someone who got his butt chewed (for speaking the truth)

    the league perhaps?

  12. Braylon Edwards may only have 8 receptions this year, but he actually has been targeted as much as some might think. And there is also the TD taken away by the refs in Chicago on Sunday.

  13. Braylon, don’t worry it is completel understandable. I for one often call “administrations that I have the utmost respect for” idiots all the time.

  14. Nobody was saying anything when they were going to the two AFC Championships. This league and it’s moronic fans love to over blow everything. They had two good years, and an average and now bad one. That’s already better than half the teams in the league. Out of 32 teams only one wins the Superbowl anyways.

    Slow down, regroup, cut the bad, repeat success. All the Jets have to do. The rest is just NY Media (even though its an NJ team) who are mainly all idiots to begin with riding everything they can for idiot fans. By the way, this seems something more like from Braylon finally having the opportunity to talk trash about the team that dumped him even though that one touchdown aside he’s been useless again.

    Not a Jets fan either.

  15. Niners fan here, and I always liked Braylon. I think had it not been for injuries he would have stuck here. He’s a good dude and talks the truth. Everyone knows hes paying for like 28 kids to go to college right? In Cleveland where he started out.

    He’s got the benefit of the doubt with me, especially since the Jets ARE idiots.

  16. Rex is a great coach, who’s had more success in the first four seasons he’s coached than Belichick.

    Funny how weeks ago Braylon was saying Russell Wilson was so much better than Sanchez. Which one is it dude?

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