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Braylon Edwards thinks he can still play at “elite” level

Braylon Edwards, Devin Taylor AP

New York Jets receiver Braylon Edwards hasn’t posted a 1,000-yard season since catching 80 passes for 1.289 yards with the Cleveland Browns in 2007. He hasn’t had a 50-catch season since catching 53 passes and seven touchdowns for the Jets in 2010. There is little reason to believe Edwards is still that player. However, Edwards still thinks he can produce at a high level this season in New York.

I’m starting to get into camp shape, that groove, that vibe,” Edwards said, via Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com. “Now is the chance to really go after it and really show these guys I still have it and that I can play at an elite level to help this team win games.”

The Jets could use Edwards to produce . Santonio Holmes remains on the physically unable to perform list with the Jets and his return his uncertain. The remainder of the group is largely inexperienced. Jeremy Kerley had a solid season posting 56 catches for 827 yards last year. Stephen Hill dealt with injuries and inconsistency as a rookie.

The production has to come from somewhere and Edwards feels he can still be a guy that can provide numbers for the Jets.

“The talent is there, that’s what people need to realize,” Edwards said. “(General manager) John Idzik was in Seattle. If he saw a diminished player, I don’t think he would’ve brought me here.”

 

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30 Responses to “Braylon Edwards thinks he can still play at “elite” level”
  1. h3min1230 says: Aug 15, 2013 3:42 AM

    Cut within 2 weeks…..tops.

  2. favresweiner says: Aug 15, 2013 4:11 AM

    Pshhh, ya. And Grizzly Adams had a beard.

  3. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 15, 2013 4:26 AM

    Did Braylon finally come out of the closet yet?

  4. monropoobah says: Aug 15, 2013 4:47 AM

    “(General manager) John Idzik was in Seattle. If he saw a diminished player, I don’t think he would’ve brought me here.”

    unless he could get you cheap when he didn’t have cap room.
    edwards did good when he was with the jets before. if he can be a significant end zone threat again, they’ll be more fun to watch

  5. bmoreravens1012013 says: Aug 15, 2013 5:21 AM

    Yes he wouldv brought you there. It’s called being inexpensive. Either he is setting Rex up to fail, or he actually believes that Braylon has something left in the tank. I think he does have a lot left, problem is , Sanchez is your qb, no legitimate #1or#2 receiver , and no dynamic playmaker on either side of the ball.

  6. war71 says: Aug 15, 2013 5:35 AM

    This headline is a joke right? When did Edwards ever start playing at an “elite” level?

  7. drfeelyouup says: Aug 15, 2013 5:43 AM

    Yeah well T.O. still thinks he is elite too. Those brickhands will probably tell otherwise.

  8. richdaddy1231 says: Aug 15, 2013 6:00 AM

    When did he ever play at an “elite” level?

  9. fdugrad says: Aug 15, 2013 6:09 AM

    STILL play at elite level?

  10. donmcg2012 says: Aug 15, 2013 6:25 AM

    “still”? When did he ever play at an elite level?

  11. Indybear says: Aug 15, 2013 6:27 AM

    The quotation marks should be around the word “still”. I don’t think he was ever elite in the first place. He should leave his ego on the bench and play ball.

  12. almighty1 says: Aug 15, 2013 7:53 AM

    What does he mean “still?” The only thing he’s good for is breaking collarbones.

  13. almighty1 says: Aug 15, 2013 7:53 AM

    Oops I was thinking of Charles Rodgers. Oh well, same difference.

  14. touchdownroddywhite says: Aug 15, 2013 7:58 AM

    When you carry a name like “Stone Hands” for as long as he did, I’m not sure a couple good seasons is enough to indicate you ever played at an elite level.

  15. hehateme2 says: Aug 15, 2013 7:58 AM

    Good luck with that with those QB’s.

  16. tm0000 says: Aug 15, 2013 7:59 AM

    Still? I think he would have had to have played at an elite level at some point in the past to “still” play at an elite level.

  17. barkymingo says: Aug 15, 2013 8:16 AM

    I don’t know how he thinks he can “still play at an elite level” when he never was elite in the first place. I’m no expert here but, one good season does not put you into elite status last time I checked. If only this guys talent was half as big as his ego, then maybe we could talk.

  18. vikes49 says: Aug 15, 2013 8:31 AM

    Still……. I have never known him to play at an “Elite” level

  19. waxthat says: Aug 15, 2013 8:34 AM

    clown

  20. britishraven says: Aug 15, 2013 8:38 AM

    Drug test this man immediately!!!

  21. punkyqb says: Aug 15, 2013 8:38 AM

    Really? With Sanchez throwing to him. LOL

  22. patfic15 says: Aug 15, 2013 8:42 AM

    I’m on the john loling. Sorry to anyone who walks in.

  23. geefan1 says: Aug 15, 2013 8:44 AM

    Edwards thinks he was elite at some point… that’s so cute.

  24. gcsuk says: Aug 15, 2013 8:45 AM

    Still?

  25. brownsclown says: Aug 15, 2013 8:51 AM

    While I fully recognize Braylon “Hands of Stone” achievements in being named to the ‘All Mouth’ team since being drafted and his awards for ‘Most Stupid Comments from a NFL Player’, I don’t believe he has ever been considered an ‘elite’ player (by anyone other than himself).

  26. lampshadedog says: Aug 15, 2013 8:52 AM

    OK T.O.

  27. steelerben says: Aug 15, 2013 9:20 AM

    Something makes me doubt he can “still” be elite. First off, it implies that he’s previously been elite.

  28. rmb3005 says: Aug 15, 2013 10:43 AM

    He’s a legend in his own mind.

  29. wholelottaawesome says: Aug 15, 2013 11:40 AM

    Whoa now! Why all the hate? He was pretty good 7 seasons ago. All you have to do is look at Jeff George…wait…kellen Winslow…wait…dante culpepper….no….uh…Terrell…darn

    Ok he won’t be elite

  30. floridafootballologist says: Aug 15, 2013 11:41 AM

    Is there something in the water at jests camp? Can’t say it’s in the water in NY because you don’t hear the Giant’s players making such dumb comments. I didn’t hear much from ol’ Stone-Hands while in Seattle or any other players who have played elsewhere before going to the jests.

    I understand they are just answering questions posed by the media, but their answers are always so unbelievable it’s funny. Is it just false bravado handed down from coach mouth?

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