How happy was Braylon Edwards to be traded from the Browns to the Jets? So happy he could barely contain himself when Browns coach Eric Mangini informed him of the trade.
“I go in there and he told me that he traded me to the New York Jets and I couldn’t show how excited I was at the time, because I thought it would be unprofessional to do a dance in his office,” Edwards told the New York Post. “When he told me that, I couldn’t get out of Berea [Ohio, where the Browns train] fast enough.”
Edwards has been talking this week about the scores he wants to settle with Cleveland, where he was the third overall pick in the 2005 draft and played until he was traded in October of 2009. But he also says he’s not going to allow his feelings to distract him this week as the Jets prepare to play in Cleveland on Sunday.
“My personal war with Cleveland, that’s secondary,” Edwards said.
Jets coach Rex Ryan, however, said he can tell Edwards is extra motivated because of that “personal war” with Cleveland.
“Watching him on the practice field,” Ryan said, “I’d say he’s pretty amped up.”