Jets fans watching Thursday night’s 49ers-Ravens game must have had flashbacks.
A deep ball went up to Braylon Edwards, who was covered by a smaller cornerback. The ball was intercepted after Edwards didn’t exactly make the greatest effort on the ball.
“We liked the matchup that we had,” Alex Smith said via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. “Braylon was one-on-one with the defensive back. We just had some missed communication. I left the ball inside and he went outside.”
That play symbolizes this season for Edwards in San Francisco. He hasn’t been fully healthy, but his lack of production is hard to ignore.
Edwards only had one catch for five yards on Thursday. For the season, he has 14 grabs and no touchdowns. That’s one less reception than Josh Morgan, who was lost for the season on October 9.
Michael Crabtree has played well, but the 49ers could really use Edwards to emerge as a deep threat. Edwards didn’t want to talk after his latest letdown.
“No, I’m cool,” he said. “I’m talking Monday.”
Edwards still seems to act like a star, even though he has the production of a role player.