Originally posted by blizzuntz:
We should have drafted Braylon Edwards and then Vince Young the following year
Cleveland sports fans, however, can take solace in the fact that we are witnessing something rather extraordinary this season: Braylon Edwards' inability to catch a routine pass.
Edwards not being able to catch is really nothing new. My favorite occurrence was in an Ohio State-Michigan game a few years back when Edwards, who was wearing the maize and blue for that school up north, dropped a pass at about the 6 yard line in a crucial part of the game against the Buckeyes. As an ardent OSU fan, I chuckled at the choke job as it helped Jim Tressel's squad to defeat its fiercest rival. When he was drafted by the Browns, people in the area who followed the Big 10 knew what to expect from Edwards. Edwards would bring athleticism and the ability to make big plays to the franchise but also make fans of Cleveland's NFL team age a little faster by dropping passes that would be caught by a first string Pop Warner player. You hoped that Edwards would somehow mature out of it but, instead of getting better, he seems to be getting an even worse case of the droppsies.
Coming into the game against the Redskins, Edwards' led the entire National Football League with 7 dropped passes. According to a graphic from CBS Sports during tonight's loss against the 'Skins, Edwards had added an amazing 5 drops tonight. While even Edwards will have a hard time keeping up that pace, he pretty much wrapped up being crowned the most prolific artist at the dropped pass this season.
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WOULD NOT WANT!