Rex Ryan left little doubt he wasn’t pleased with the Jets’ inability to stretch the field during their lost season.
He may be reuniting with a familiar face to help remedy that situation.
The Daily News has learned that the Jets are interested in bringing back free agent wide receiver Braylon Edwards, who was an integral piece in Gang Green’s success in 2009 and 2010.—
“The jets fans were great to me and I enjoyed playing on Sunday’s,” Edwards tweeted in January in response to a question about whether he’d consider playing for Gang Green again. “Don’t agree with how they pursued me in 2011 but i just might.”
Edwards, who led the Jets with 904 receiving yards and seven touchdowns in 2010, was repeatedly praised by Ryan during his time with Gang Green for his ability to stretch the field and his blocking prowess.
“He had two outstanding seasons for us,” Ryan said last month. “He was an outstanding blocker.”
IMMMMMMMM COMMMMING HOME, I’M COMING HOME, TELL THE WORLD I’M COMING HOME
Honestly this is the best for both parties. We get our 1A WR back who we really didn’t want to let go (Jets wanted to keep him as the #3 WR after Cotchery wanted out). Braylon finds employment, comes back to a system and city where he was successful and appreciated in. Everyone lives happily ever after.
Here’s another key point that Manish Mehta made note of;
Edwards’ blocking skills and deep threat ability appear to be ideal fits for the Jets’ revamped offense under new coordinator Tony Sparano, who is expected to return the team to its ground-and-pound roots.
What’s been unnoticed is how criminally good Braylon was in blocking situations. During our successful ground and pound running, Edwards was an instrumental part to the blocking game.
All in all, I hope Braylon can let bygones be bygones and we can pick up where we fell short; the 2010-2011 AFC Title Game in Pittsburgh, not that torrid excuse of a season last year. And just for old times sake;
Link To Manish Mehta NYDN Story