Right now I feel as if I have two different personality’s.
Personality one: Why would the Cleveland Browns trade Braylon Edwards?
Just two seasons ago he was a Pro Bowler and made 80 catches for 1,289 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Wow. Why in the world would the Browns trade him? Why would any team trade a sure thing? Especially their franchise wide receiver.
When the Browns drafted him in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft, they did so because they wanted Kellen Winslow to have another explosive teammate. But now Winslow is gone and Edwards may be out the door in the next few days.
Who will be left for Brady Quinn to throw to? It sure won’t be Donte Stallworth, and I doubt that Josh Cribbs is the answer at receiver. To sum it up, without Edwards, the Browns have little experience at the receiver position.
Most say that the Browns are looking to use their fifth overall pick on Michael Crabtree, the receiver out of Texas Tech. And there is no doubt that Crabtree is spectacular and has a ton of potential, but the keyword is “potential.”
Personality two: We should trade Edwards to the Giants, if the price is right. The Rumor is that the Giants are thinking of trading their second and fifth round picks and a receiver, possibly Steve Smith or Domenik Hixon for Edwards.
This does not sound like a bad deal.
Steve Smith has tremendous upside and could turn in to a great number two receiver. Plus, the Browns need more draft picks to build the team that they want, much like the Dallas Cowboy’s of the late 80s and 90s did to build their team.
Sure this may set the Browns back a couple of years, but if you look at the long-term this could pan out to be a big move for the Browns.They already traded Winslow to Tampa Bay, mainly because of a combination of injuries and attitude, for draft picks and their are still rumors that Quinn could be traded at some point (lets hope not.)
New General Manager George Kokinis and Head Coach Eric Mangini are looking to put their mark on this team. And if it takes trading players with bad attitudes then I support them.No matter how you look at it, this is a new chapter in Cleveland Browns history, lets hope that this chapter is a successful one.