As we have told you in the past, our daily dialogue here at WFNY usually involves several email conversations. Some are meaningless meandering about nothing, but others spawn great sports debate which deserve viewing for our loyal readers. This brings us to the Braylon Edwards trade. When Scott broke the news in the morning, our proverbial wheels were turning. Take a peek:
Denny: B-B-B-Braylon and the Jets!
Rock: Why does it have to be the Jets? This is beginning to feel like incest or something.
Scott: I have a feeling that this was more coincidence. Once Crabtree signed, they probably started calling.
Rock: I agree, I’m just saying…..I think it outwardly looks bad that Mangini keeps bringing in all these Jets guys. It reminds me a lot of when Butch Davis started bringing in all those former Miami players.
TD: should be interesting to see what kind of draft picks this brings us. All it took was one more off the field incident and one good game from Massaquoi. Nothing like starting WR’s Massaquoi and Furrey!
Scott: Third and fifth.
DP: Is that in addition to the two players?
Scott: Yes sir.
DP: Against the Titans two games ago, Jason Trusnik (special teams player) had two solo tackles and two forced fumbles. Team him up with Blake Costanzo and we’re set for turnovers on special teams.
Rock: Dare I say it, but this seems like a VERY solid trade by the Browns. I mean, with Braylon set to be a free agent and it being abundantly clear the Browns needed to get rid of him now, I think they got some actual value.
Rock: Also don’t forget this angle….NOW MAYBE LEBRON WONT GO TO NY SINCE BRAYLON IS ALREADY THERE!!!!!!!!!!
Scott: We have 10 draft picks next year.
Rick: I can’t believe some commenters are complaining about what we got for Edwards. I would have traded him for a KICKING TEE!
Rock: Couldn’t agree more. The Browns HAD to get rid of him. They got 2 useful picks, and good special teams player, and whatever Stuckey gives is just a bonus.
DP: It’s clear that Mangini wants a “sum is greater than the parts” kind of team, and I have no problem with that. You have to get rid of the cancerous cells before you can get completely healthy, even if it means chemotherapy and losing your hair for a time.
TD: totally agree. What the “experts” forget to talk about is that while he may have great “talent,” not only is he a complete diva, a cancer in the locker room, and a jackass off the field, but he CANNOT CATCH THE BALL. Another thing I won’t miss? His two times a game, holding or false start penalties.
DP: I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that Braylon’s been dogging it for the last season or so, and has a surprising resurgence in NY right before his contract is up. That said, anyone with that attitude–and this is coming from the keyboard of Super Fan 17 over here–can enjoy NY. He seems like the kind of guy who wants to have all the NY glitz and attention over actually earning that status on the field.
TD: al a Gary Sheffield in Milwaukee?
DP: Or Manny at the end of his Red Sox days.
Denny: DP, was it the fur coats or the metrosexual sunglasses that gave it away?
TD: another thing. This is a GREAT PR move by Mangini. I’ve said this before, I have NEVER seen a player disliked by his home fans the way Braylon was here. Nobody liked him. Nobody. The fact that Mangini shipped him out and got two picks and two players for him knowing he’d walk after this season is a big boost for him.
DP: I liked him, but trying to spin his actions got to the point of lunacy last season.
TD: That’s because you are a Michigan guy. my buddy just sent me this:
Meanwhile, I just listened to Peter King on Sirius on the way to work. Stuckey has the same numbers as Braylon this year and the LB we got is a special teams stud. The idiot Peter King also said that Mangini is looking for great things from RB James Davis THIS YEAR. He is out for the year, moron.
Rick: Mangini on the trade: “This is a really good thing for us and a good thing for Braylon. I wish him all the best.”