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Old 01-09-2011, 07:54 AM   #1
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Default Braylon Edwards: A case for keeping Sweed

I know, I know... We all hate the guy. He is a world class drunk driving douchaholic.....BUT the guy has started catching passes. In the few games I've seen of the jets this year (including ours) he has made more than a couple tough catches. As we all know edwards was infamous for dropping passes during his time in Cleveland, reminiscent of a black and gold receiver Limas Sweed. Now Limas doesn't have the ego issues that Edwards has, quite the opposite. His confidence is pretty low where as Edwards thought he was savior cometh in Cleveland.

With Sweed I think it's worth keeping him around until his confidence and catching ability correct themselves. With enough support and coaching I think we can polish that turd into a gem. He has ideal size, speed, and showed great hands in college. It's just a matter of putting it all together in the pros. He has shown he's willing to block, now he needs to get over the hump and build his confidence. Hopefully having other young guys (wallace, sanders, brown) who all bream of confidence will help him fall in line. If he can step up and become reliable our WR corps will not miss a beat when Hines retires. It will actually be quite formidable. I would love to see sweed in a nate washington type of role to start out with.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: Braylon Edwards: A case for keeping Sweed

I'm happy with Wallace, Sanders, and Brown going foward. Let Sweed go elswhere to ply his trade.
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i agree.....he sucks!
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Default Re: Braylon Edwards: A case for keeping Sweed

If Sweed doesn't catch everything thrown at him in practice and in preseason then I say cut him. We can't afford to waste a roster spot on him or continue to waste time and energy waiting for him to work out his issues.
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I'm happy with Wallace, Sanders, and Brown going foward. Let Sweed go elswhere to ply his trade.
I couldn't disagree more, Limas fulfilling his potential only makes us better.
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I couldn't disagree more, Limas fulfilling his potential only makes us better.
So which of those guys do you see him being better than? And assuming Hines comes back for one more season, you'd have to jettison one of those guys in order to keep Limas. So who will it be?
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So which of those guys do you see him being better than? And assuming Hines comes back for one more season, you'd have to jettison one of those guys in order to keep Limas. So who will it be?

Assuming that Ward comes back then either Randle El or Battle would be my choice. A 6'4" WR with good hands is an awesome commodity for any football team. Before y'all even start he didn't forget how too catch after leaving Texas.
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Default Re: Braylon Edwards: A case for keeping Sweed

Apparently he did forget how to catch...

That would be like drafting a star college running back who forgot how to run.
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Assuming that Ward comes back then either Randle El or Battle would be my choice. A 6'4" WR with good hands is an awesome commodity for any football team. Before y'all even start he didn't forget how too catch after leaving Texas.
It's his head I worry about, not his height.
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Default Re: Braylon Edwards: A case for keeping Sweed

How is one players performance a case for keeping another player?

I like the guy and hope he succeeds elsewhere, but I wouldn't waste a roster spot on a headcase who could turn it around. We have too many talented WRs on the roster now, and Limas provides no special teams value whatsoever. I don't need to overpay tall lanky 5th WR who can't catch to warm the bench.
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