Plaxico Burress has made it clear that he has aspirations of playing for the Philadelphia Eagles next season. Surprised? Not me. With all the off field problems and Mark Sanchez’s throwing problems, Plax wants out of New York altogether. Guess with going to the Jets and now wanting to go to the Eagles, I think he is on a mission to irritate as many Giants fans as possible.
Could Braylon Edwards be the Defensive Replacement the Jets Need?
With the Jets draft needs probably aiming at another defensive player; they will most likely hit the free agent market in need of a replacement for Burress. In my personal opinion, they should try to scoop up Braylon Edwards. Yup I said it Braylon Edwards. Sure I might sound a little crazy by saying this, but if you think about it it’s a good idea. Don’t get me wrong, there are many better receiver options on the free agent list, but will the jets be willing to drop a lot of money on the guys? Probably not considering they’re paying an arm and a leg to Santonio Holmes. Jets will need a cheaper option at that position. Considering Edwards will be towards the bottom of the totem pole as far as most desired free agent receivers for the upcoming year, he probably won’t be picky as far as which team he will sign with. The best thing that the jets should do is to sign Edwards to a one year contract. This way the Jets are not stuck with him if by chance he gets another season ending injury like he did in San Fran. Sure we have Patrick Turner who did well at the end of the season, but that won’t be enough to start him next year. The Jets need to go out and get someone with experience.
Everyone talks about how Braylon cannot hold onto the ball. That is true but if you look at his last year as a Jet; he only had two drops the entire season. That year was also the 2nd best year of his career. Edwards hauled in just over 900 reception yards and 7 touchdowns. Keep in mind as well, that Edwards and Sanchez had a good chemistry together that year. On numerous occasions, Braylon saved Mark Sanchez from making some horrible passes (i.e. final moments of Jets/Colts playoff game that season where Sanchez attempted to throw the ball at the moon and Edwards was still able to come down with the catch). One more thing to keep in mind, the Jets will be returning to the ground and pound type offense this season with the addition of Tony Sparano. That means opposing offenses will be focused mostly on the run, which that would be a great opportunity for Sanchez to pull off the play action. I think this signing would be beneficial as I am a firm believer in if ain’t broke don’t fix it believer. We would be going to back to what worked last time.