Originally Posted by GreenWave
Yes, this subject has admittedly been beaten to death, but I was also bothered by that report that the Jets had Braylon on the radar and failed to act.
Maybe the report is false. I hope it was, because otherwise this thread is dead-on. If Braylon was on the radar, he should have been brought in unless he was asking for 3/4 mil. Period. Dismissing Braylon when there's only one veteran receiver on the team was gross negligence, if the team had interest.
The Schilens praise at this stage is laughable, and this is the perfect comparison.
Matthew Hatchette, Curtis Conway, and Justin McCareins were all players we thought would be "that guy" for the team, and Schilens has less of a pedigree at this stage of his career than any of them. A healthy Braylon is a proven performer in this style of offense and wouldn't have had to start if Hill came on strong.
I just can't understand why the team would let a veteran receiver who has familiarity with the QB and the style of offense they want to run get snatched up when he could have been had for a painless 1-year deal. On a team with little veteran presence at WR, it just seemed like a no-brainer.
Will you at least acknowledge 30 other teams also thought they didn't need a "proven peformer" for TWO STRAIGHT YEARS?
I agree it doesn't seem right on paper, and I would've loved to have the guy back. But it seems a little inconsistent to rip on the Jets when 30 other teams made the same evaluation on him . . .