Originally Posted by detectivekimble
The stats show it wasn't close in favor of Braylon.
His last healthy season was 2010.
Compare with 2011 Santonio Holmes in same offense, with same QB. An absolutely pathetic season with weak production, and no big plays. His production was nothing short of pathetic, even with ****ty QB play.
The reality is, the guy has all-pro ability. Santonio Holmes does not.
On 1050 ESPN, after the 2010 season, Trevor Pryce said he thought that Edwards and Holmes were the Jets two biggest FA priorities. What changed between then and FA, I don't know. But, I wouldn't use as proof that Santonio is better than Edwards the fact that Tannenbaum picked Holmes over Edwards. As we've seen, Tannenbaum and Rex do not know how to put an offense together.
The stats actually don't show anything in the favor of Braylon Edwards. You can't just decide to compare the 2011 year to Braylon's 2010 year. Braylon didn't play because of injuries and you can't just decide to write that season off. If you compare the stats from the season that they were BOTH here there's no way that anyone would have picked differently. Braylon was a solid deep threat who was a great blocker who up until that season had a reputation of the dropsies. Holmes on the other hand was coming off a very productive year that would have been filled with a few more losses if he wasn't on the roster.
Who had more 100yard games in 2010? Holmes
Who had more clutch grabs? Holmes.
You also never addressed how Braylon got arrested during that season after getting into legal trouble is what got him here in the first place. He's an idiot.
To say Santonio is not a playmaker is ridiculous. To say he doesn't break tackles is beyond stupid (look at the cleveland catch), and to say Braylon edwards is the better wide receiver and should have been signed over him is crazy. And as I stated earlier, back when this debate was originally going on during free agency I was a big Braylon supporter. I liked the guy because he struck me as someone who genuinely wanted to play for this team. But I knew who the better wide receiver was and who was likely going to get signed.
As far as the redskins go, I'm going to go by what every reporter was reporting back when free agency started, not Vinny Cerrato. If this was true then why didn't he mention this when free agency was going on?
Braylon was available this offseason. We didn't sign him despite being able to get him on the cheap. Why? Because there are more receivers like Braylon Edwards than wide recievers with the ability Holmes has.
The plax experiment unfortunately was a failure outside of the red zone and that resulted in Holmes seeing a TON of double teams. Couple this with what many considered poor play calling by schotty and your left with what happened in 2011. No GM in the situation that Tanny was in in 2010 was picking Edwards over holmes. Not one.