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If Braylon Edwards plays at all this Sunday, what message does it sent to our kids?

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10 Responses to “If Braylon Edwards plays at all this Sunday, what message does it sent to our kids?”


  1. September 23, 2010 at 3:24 PM

    Am i the only level headed person in the world who thinks it’s a no-brainer that Edwards needs to sit at least one game?

    I can’t believe the amount of talk and controversy I’m hearing on the sports shows about this.

    This moron broke the law, plain and simple and what makes it even worse, every player in the NFL only needs to make a phone call when they’re drunk and someone will come and get them. There is no excuse for his behavior and I certainly hope that if the Jets are too stupid to step up, the NFL will.

    Anyone remember the last high-profile DWI case in the NFL? Remember the name Dante Stallworth? Stallworth is another retard who decided it was too big an inconvenience to make a phone call and so he drove home drunk. Remember what happened? He killed someone. He actually took another life because if his stupid and selfish behavior and what was his penalty? 30 days in jail!!!

    Anyone else tired of these professional athletes skating through life without any accountability? What do you think would have happened to ME if I killed someone driving home drunk?

    I’m going to give all you moron Jets fans a chance to defend the position of Edwards playing this Sunday and we’re gonna do it on the show.

    Don’t be a chicken…let me know what you really think.

    Best

    Coach Tony

  2. 2 sid finch
    September 24, 2010 at 8:57 AM

    The debate going on about Braylon Edwards is comical when you thimk about it. Drunk driving is a serious offense and should be viewed that way, but the outrage about this particular incident is ridiculous. Let’s be honest, we all know that there were probably 20 other guys leaving that event in the same condition and getting behind the wheel. Edwards just happened to get caught. Was he stupid to put himself and others at risk? Yes. Should he play on Sunday? Absolutely. Is he a role model? Absolutely not. These are the type of guys that the jets signed. They knew what they were getting and it’s the only reason that they got them so easy. Guys like Edwards and Cromartie are ultra talented guys who could only be had because nobody else wanted to deal with their character issues. “If you sleep with dogs, your gonna get fleas”. Edwards is a mutt. He doesn’t get it and never will. His comments after the fact attest to that and reflect the attitude of many professional athletes. He was a bad guy before the DUI. The DUI just confirmed his irresponsibilty. Other people get them and go right back to work the next day, so why not Edwards. If we are worried about the message being sent to the kids then we better speak to them quick. If my kid idolized Braylon Edwards it would be a great teachable moment to discuss what a role model is. “See that Johnny,great player, super talented, but an irresponsible child who has no accountabilty to anyone and never will.Let me show you a real player” and so on. Our job as parents is to steer our kids to those athletes that can carry the torch as not only a superior athlete , but good person as well. So let’s stop the outrage. There’s probably more drama to come from the jets. Ignorance and entitlement combined with a little alcohol will always give us something to talk about in the big city.

  3. 3 Kevin St. Pierre
    September 24, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    What kind of example??? I wonder how many thousands of Jets fans will drive home Sunday night with a blood-alcohol-content higher than the guy they were booing a few hours earlier. Many of them will have children in their car.

    Parents need to set the example for kids… they see us in action a lot more than they see the athletes. I look back on my youth, when I idolized social failures like O.J. Simpson, Magic Johnson, and Daryl Strawberry… my Father let me idolize them, but HE always set the example of how a real man behaved.

    Today, thankfully, I’m a lot more like him than O.J. Simpson.

  4. 4 Eric
    September 24, 2010 at 11:39 AM

    I beleive the Jets want to do the right thing. The issue is the players’ union has already made sure players CAN’T be punished for these actions. here is a quote from an artile on this issue.

    The Jets would have violated a rule in the current collective bargaining agreement if they had simply decided to deactivate or bench Edwards on Sunday night. The clause was instituted after the Eagles deactivated wide receiver Terrell Owens, who was unhappy about his contract, for the final nine games of the 2005 season.

    “Once the matter is completely adjudicated, discipline will be imposed from the league,” Tannenbaum said.

    Tannenbaum’s statement seems to suggest the NFL will handle these matters at a league level.

    Edwards has more to worry about then playing time. Read this artile.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/09/21/2010-09-21_jets_wide_receiver_braylon_edwards_arrested_for_dwi_in_manhattan.html#ixzz10SSGzR7G

    Edwards faces jail time in Ohio if convicted http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2010/09/braylon-edwards-could-face-jail-time-in-ohio-if-convicted-of-drunken-driving/1

    • September 24, 2010 at 11:44 AM

      quote from said article

      “He will dress, he will play, but he will not start,” Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said. Tannenbaum said coach Rex Ryan will determine when Edwards enters the game.

      WOW! He’s playing but not starting?!?!?! Don’t you think the Jets are being a little too rough on someone who broke a law?

      C’mon, what a joke!

      Coach Tony

      • 6 Eric
        September 24, 2010 at 11:54 AM

        Without question he should be benched. It just seems like, under the CBA, not starting and coach limited play time is ok but outright benching is a violation.

        I just don’t see Rex playing him more than a play or two, probably to make a case that he wasn’t “benched” and not violate the CBA.

  5. 7 John
    September 24, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    The UNION has NO…let me repeat NO say in if the Jets dress him and do not play him. The unions problem is if he does not get PAID. The Union already came out and said that if he is dressed…they have absolutley nothing to say about how much playing time he gets. NONE..the Jets are a joke to think that by not starting him they are accomplishing anything. If by rule you have to dress him..then dress him…then leave him on the way way end of the bench and let him rot. This was discussed all week on talk radio and NOWHERE does the UNION say..HE HAS TO PLAY. NOWHERE. If he plays..its by the decision on the Jets and noone else.

  6. September 24, 2010 at 4:03 PM

    Bingo!!! Someone hit the magic nail right on the head. The union doesn’t care about player behavior or standards. All they care about is the paycheck. Edwards could probably be suspended for the rest of the season as long as he gets PAID!

    This is an opportunity for the NFL Commissioner’s office to really shine for us and for our kids. Let’s see what they do.

  7. 9 John
    September 24, 2010 at 4:04 PM

    Also as for violating the CBA contract…Pittsburgh did not dress Santonio Holmes last year after one of his numerous off the field problems and the Players Assoc. did NOTHING…NOTHING. If I were the Jets…screw the CBA rule and put your foot down. This is not a NFL League rule…the Union already stated that the only way they would get involved is if Edwards was not payed AND he filed a grievance in which Edwards stated he never would. Its a joke and an embarassment from TOP to Bottom.

  8. September 24, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    seems as if someone has done his homework on this one…


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