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Braylon Edwards

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Perhaps this only interests me, as I'm a senior at the University of Michigan, but have you heard wide reciever Braylon Edwards recently? Ok, the draft is Saturday, yet he's already gone out and bought a Bentley. When asked about driving a 250,000 dollar car his reply was "That's ridiculous." He got a "good deal" so it was only 140,000. "250 is not 140." He hasn't even been drafted yet. He's already hired a team of agents and advisors whose jobs are "to make me money." Not too overly confident, are we Braylon? "I believe I'm the best player in the draft. I don't think there's any reason why I can't go to the NFL and dominate." Also his advisor has told him he is "the biggest thing since sliced bread." Why? "One, he speaks and presents himself well. Two 'I'm handsome. Its safe to say.' Three, he works hard and stays out of trouble." [all quotes-Detroit Free Press, 4/21/05, pages 1G and 8G]. Am I alone in hoping he hurts himself the first week of training, as a form of karma?
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I am a huge U of M fan and go to the dearborn campus. I hope he has a hall of fame career. He was great in college and it is time for him to reap the rewards of his skills.
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Am I alone in hoping he hurts himself the first week of training, as a form of karma?
In light of the rumor that the 'Skins are trying to position themselves to draft him, yes.
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Braylon:  "I believe I'm the best player in the draft.  I don't think there's any reason why I can't go to the NFL and dominate."
This might explain why the Vikings are quietly trying to move up and draft this doof to replace Randy Moss.
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I am a huge U of M fan and go to the dearborn campus
I'm a huge MSU fan and chuckling to myself.   I project him as a slot receiver, gone from the league in 3 years, and then showing up on a "where are they now" special, bankrupt and homeless.
post #6 of 21
Why wish ill on this guy? Sure he's got a big mouth - so what?
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Why wish ill on this guy? Sure he's got a big mouth - so what?
Big Ten rivalry. I don't wish him ill, just joking around.
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Ambulance: it was exactly David Terrell I was thinking of when I said that earlier. In the nonsensical world that is the NFL draft, the scouts might use his work ethic against him, figuring that he doesn't have enough "upside" since he's already training at 100%. If my Lions pick him, forget everything I said and I hope he's an All-Pro for 15 years.
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 Ok, the draft is Saturday, yet he's already gone out and bought a Bentley... He's already hired a team of agents and advisors whose jobs are "to make me money." Am I alone in hoping he hurts himself the first week of training, as a form of karma?
Actually, I think you might be. This is not at all uncommon behaviour for athletes who are expected to go as high as Braylon is projected. Edwards will probably be the number 2 or 3 pick in the draft, and saying that he's going to be a bust, like Terrell is ridiculous. Edwards is going to have a big impact and will be in the league for a long time.
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Mr Checks: remember Charles Rogers wo can't stay healthy and had to leave college early to feed his 3 kids?
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Big deal. Who cares? LeBron bought himself a luxury SUV when he was in high school before he got drafted? If you're a big time athlete, you need a over the top arrogance to believe that you can make that last second shot. You don't think MJ was a total asshole in real life? I'd be worried that Edwards drops the easy passes. Its just pure spin to say that the dropped passes are because he's so excited to be in the game. I still think Mike Williams is the better player. I don't think a WR should ever be #1 draftpick, unless you know he'll be the real thing. A WR is only as good as the QB. Wheras, a great QB can make his WR good. But, I don't know if I take Aaron Rodgers with the #2 pick. He was at his best in the biggest games. Yet, I don't know how good he really is outside of Tedford's system.
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If you're a big time athlete, you need a over the top arrogance to believe that you can make that last second shot. You don't think MJ was a total asshole in real life? I'd be worried that Edwards drops the easy passes. Its just pure spin to say that the dropped passes are because he's so excited to be in the game. I still think Mike Williams is the better player.
I agree with you on the dropped passes. Four years of dropped passes, actually. As for arrogance, I do agree that you have to have some to make it in the clutch. However, the ammount of arrogance he is showing now is what bothers me. Considering we lost the Rose Bowl 2 years in a row {and I mean lost.}, and just barely made it to the Rose Bowl this past season, I can't see him saying he's the "greatest thing since sliced bread". USC and Texas proved themselves to be better.
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Funny, but I don't remember Mike Williams catching any TD's last year?
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Mr Checks: remember Charles Rogers wo can't stay healthy and had to leave college early to feed his 3 kids?
WHO??, oh yeah, HIM, umm, I, ah, trying to recall, ah, wasn'thetheguywho, wait, ummmm Re: Bradford's point: As to the point that the Terrell comparison is invalid, I think it would be pretty easy to put together a list of "can't miss" prospects who, ah, missed.   Only time will tell but, yes, all joking aside, he should do just fine, and I wish him well (except when he plays the Lions).
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