The Seattle Seahawks may need another receiver at some point this season. It would probably be better to get that receiver sooner than later since teams will spend the rest of the summer picking over what is left of the free agent market. Once the season starts, it is pretty tough to get a quality replacement if someone goes down or proves unproductive. Is Braylon Edwards that guy? I have my doubts.
Things that make you go…hmmm
You know those times when you ask someone a question and they respond by making "that" face or they say "hmmm" in a not-so-positive sort of way? I think that might be the general consensus on a guy like Braylon Edwards. Is there some talent there? Sure. Could he be that "big play" guy that might diversify the offense and open up the running game even more? Quite possibly. However, there are some concerns there that may overshadow his potential.
Teams and fans are not naive to the fact that players are not always the best citizens. However, there is always a bit of concern when you bring in a guy who has had brushes with the law in the past. In addition, there are questions about effort, character and the ability to get along with coaches and teammates. Maybe all of this is speculative and represents a misjudgment of Braylon Edwards. Still, a history of issues is hard to leave behind.
If you look at the numbers, there is some reason to believe that Braylon could still be a productive player. His best year was 2007 when he caught 80 balls for 1,289 and 16 touchdowns. It has been a few seasons since that elite year, but he did have 53 catches for 904 yards and seven touchdowns in 2010. Last year was largely a forgettable year in San Francisco, as he only pulled in 15 catches for 181 years and zero touchdowns. Was that an anomaly or a sign that his 29-year-old skills have declined too much?
Braylon Edwards? Hmmm…be careful Seahawks.
The author lives in Los Angeles, but grew up in Seattle and still roots faithfully for the Seahawks. He has been rooting for the Hawks since the old school days of Jim Zorn and Steve Largent. You can follow him on Twitter @tpheifer.
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