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Re: Giants interested in Braylon Edwards???

Postby bungle613 » Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:29 pm

PER ROTOWORLD

According to the National Football Post's Michael Lombardi, the Browns have offers on the table for both Brady Quinn and Braylon Edwards and will likely move both players.

One team has reportedly made a standing offer of a first-round pick for Quinn, which the Browns will likely accept. They also have a package of at least a first-round pick on the table for Braylon Edwards, and Lombardi expects him to be dealt sometime this offseason. It's clear now that the Browns are in full-blown rebuilding mode after Phil Savage left the roster in shambles. Apr. 12 - 9:02 am et
Source: National Football Post


I assume it is the Giants they are referencing in regards to Edwards.
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Re: Giants interested in Braylon Edwards???

Postby LS2throwed » Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:53 pm

Looks like Cleveland will have 3 first round picks, full blown rebuild mode going on...Whoever they draft at Rb is going to have a tough time, no weapons left on offense at all.
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Re: Giants interested in Braylon Edwards???

Postby stomperrob » Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:16 pm

A couple days old, but more fuel for the fire...

If Cleveland Browns are interested in Jeremy Maclin, is Braylon Edwards about to go?
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Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin is scheduled to visit the Cleveland Browns as the team prepares for the NFL draft, and Fox Sports speculates on its website whether the drafting of Maclin (or another receiver?) would spell the end of wideout Braylon Edwards' career as a Brown.

Maclin projects as a big-play guy, though Edwards is a proven game-breaker when he can hang on to the football. Maclin is not as big as Edwards, but his value would be enhanced by his dynamic kick returning. The Browns have, of course, one of the game's best return men in Joshua Cribbs, but having Maclin as a backup in that role would be a welcome luxury.

Missouri wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has been invited to visit the Browns' complex in Berea next week. If their interest in Maclin is genuine, it could mean there are legs to the whispers the Browns will trade Braylon Edwards to the Giants before the draft.

Maclin is projected as a top 12 pick. Most draft analysts rate him a notch behind Michael Crabtree of Texas Tech in this year's crop of wide receivers.

Maclin, 6-foot, 198 pounds, averaged more than 200 yards a game, totaling 5,609 all-purpose yards over 27 games at Missouri. The Browns have the fifth pick in the first round and then do not draft again until the fourth pick of the second round, the 36th selection overall, so if they want Maclin they would have to take him with their first pick.

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Re: Giants interested in Braylon Edwards???

Postby Cupertino_11 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:49 am

bungle613 wrote:PER ROTOWORLD

According to the National Football Post's Michael Lombardi, the Browns have offers on the table for both Brady Quinn and Braylon Edwards and will likely move both players.

One team has reportedly made a standing offer of a first-round pick for Quinn, which the Browns will likely accept. They also have a package of at least a first-round pick on the table for Braylon Edwards, and Lombardi expects him to be dealt sometime this offseason. It's clear now that the Browns are in full-blown rebuilding mode after Phil Savage left the roster in shambles. Apr. 12 - 9:02 am et
Source: National Football Post


I assume it is the Giants they are referencing in regards to Edwards.


Or Philly perhaps? I'm trying to figure out who offered their first for Quinn now that the Bucs brought in Leftwich. Detroit's #20??
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Re: Giants interested in Braylon Edwards???

Postby LS2throwed » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:01 am

Cupertino_11 wrote:
bungle613 wrote:PER ROTOWORLD

According to the National Football Post's Michael Lombardi, the Browns have offers on the table for both Brady Quinn and Braylon Edwards and will likely move both players.

One team has reportedly made a standing offer of a first-round pick for Quinn, which the Browns will likely accept. They also have a package of at least a first-round pick on the table for Braylon Edwards, and Lombardi expects him to be dealt sometime this offseason. It's clear now that the Browns are in full-blown rebuilding mode after Phil Savage left the roster in shambles. Apr. 12 - 9:02 am et
Source: National Football Post


I assume it is the Giants they are referencing in regards to Edwards.


Or Philly perhaps? I'm trying to figure out who offered their first for Quinn now that the Bucs brought in Leftwich. Detroit's #20??



I think it's the Vikings, I heard they were interested in Quinn before hand anyway.
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Re: Giants interested in Braylon Edwards???

Postby bungle613 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:18 am

LS2throwed wrote:
Cupertino_11 wrote:
bungle613 wrote:PER ROTOWORLD



I assume it is the Giants they are referencing in regards to Edwards.


Or Philly perhaps? I'm trying to figure out who offered their first for Quinn now that the Bucs brought in Leftwich. Detroit's #20??



I think it's the Vikings, I heard they were interested in Quinn before hand anyway.


I briefly heard that rumour but it fizzled pretty quickly. I would be surprised if they offered 1.22 for Quinn.
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Re: Giants interested in Braylon Edwards???

Postby stomperrob » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:34 pm

..and now they're looking at Crabtree:

Rehabbing Crabtree to make four visits this week
Posted: Draft | NFL.com Staff | Tags: Cleveland Browns, Michael Crabtree
Monday, April 13 2009

WR prospect Michael Crabtree, who has seen his stock drop slightly in recent mock drafts while he continues to rehabilitate his injured left foot, has scheduled visits with four NFL teams this week, including the Cleveland Browns on Monday.

Crabtree, who had surgery for a slight stress fracture on his left foot on March 4, is out of the cast and walking boot and is now wearing a soft shoe.

On Saturday, Crabtree will meet with Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte, N.C., for a final evaluation on the injured foot.

– Gil Brandt

http://blogs.nfl.com/2009/04/12/wr-crab ... this-week/
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Re: Giants interested in Braylon Edwards???

Postby Kensat30 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 5:30 pm

According to the National Football Post's Michael Lombardi, the Browns have offers on the table for both Brady Quinn and Braylon Edwards and will likely move both players.

One team has reportedly made a standing offer of a first-round pick for Quinn, which the Browns will likely accept. They also have a package of at least a first-round pick on the table for Braylon Edwards, and Lombardi expects him to be dealt sometime this offseason. It's clear now that the Browns are in full-blown rebuilding mode after Phil Savage left the roster in shambles. Apr. 12 - 9:02 am et
Source: National Football Post


Phil Savage was the best thing Cleveland had going for them. Wish my team would pick this guy up.

From wikipedia:
Savage began his career in the NFL as an intern with the original Cleveland Browns in 1991. Savage was hired by the new Browns head coach Bill Belichick as a coach and made the transition to scouting and personnel in 1994. During his first stint in Cleveland, he worked with several talented young scouts and assistant coaches that Belichick had assembled, including Nick Saban, Kirk Ferentz, Pat Hill, and Jim Bates.

Savage worked his way up the ladder in the front office as a scout and personnel evaluator, eventually following Cleveland's former owner Art Modell and the rest of the front office to Baltimore in 1995.

Savage then played an important role in the drafting of 10 Pro Bowl players: tackle Jonathan Ogden, linebacker Ray Lewis, receiver Jermaine Lewis, linebacker Peter Boulware, defensive back Chris McAlister, running back Jamal Lewis, linebacker Adalius Thomas, tight end Todd Heap, safety Ed Reed and linebacker Terrell Suggs.

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On December 30, 2005, reports surfaced that Savage was on the verge of being fired after less than one year on the job, an item that was quickly denied by Browns management. The speculation was based on a reported personality conflict between Savage and Browns team president John Collins. Four days after the organizational rift became public, it was Collins who resigned his post after losing the power struggle with Savage.

Savage stole the headlines in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft as the Cleveland Browns drafted Wisconsin OL Joe Thomas with the third pick and then acquired Notre Dame QB Brady Quinn with the 22nd pick, acquired through a trade with the Dallas Cowboys. The Browns gave up their 2007 second round pick and 2008 first round draft selection to Dallas for the chance to pick Quinn.

The Browns signed Savage to a three-year extension through 2012 on May 2, 2008. However, after a poor 2008 season, Savage was fired on December 28, 2008.[1]


[edit] E-Mail Controversy
Savage created controversy when he received an e-mail from a Browns fans during the Bills game, which read:[2]

You are easily the worst GM in the NFL. Chud, Crennel and Tucker should NOT have jobs. How the hell do you play prevent defense the entire game? How do you NOT use Jerome Harrison more? Why the hell would you throw the ball with 6 minutes left? This is officially a regime that is worse than Butch Davis'. By the way, just like last week - this email was written while the Browns still had the lead.

After the Browns held on to beat Buffalo, Savage promptly responded back to the fan with the following:

Go root for Buffalo-f@#% you-


Look at Savage's track record drafting players and then the abrupt firing this past offseason. The guy was obviously a scapegoat. And now the new regime wants to come in and wipe the slate clean of all Phil Savage's moves? Is it Savage's fault Edwards started dropping everything last year? Or rather was it Savage's success that his first ever Cleveland pick put up 16 TDS in his third year. Or was it Savage's fault that Winslow wore out his welcome and had to be traded? Forget that Savage didn't even draft the guy, Savage was the guy who stood his ground and called Winslow out for not wanting to be part of the team.

Forget that Savage did his job and bypassed the temptation of reaching for a QB at #3 for Cleveland in the 2007 draft and instead got their current franchise LT instead. Forget that the guy swung a move to get that same QB he passed up at #3 later in the first round by way of a trade. It's not Savage's fault that Derek Anderson pulled a Drew Brees out of his ass and got himself entrenched enough to keep Quinn on the bench for most of 2008. It's not Savage's fault that the Browns went 10-6 in 2007 and then he got shoved out the door with everyone else after they did poorly in 2008.

Gotta love Savage's response to that fan as well. Don't blame Savage (a personnel guy) for the idiot moves Romeo and company were pulling on the field and in strategy sessions. No GM in the entire NFL has the power to dismiss his head coach and the entire coaching staff following a 10-6 season. I'm looking at the Cleveland Browns with a core of Joe Thomas, Brady Quinn, Braylon Edwards and thinking that could be a strong offense next season if not this season if they continue to bring guys in to shore up the defense. I believe the Shaun Rogers move was a good one as well (talented DTs don't just drop out of the sky).

Who's next? Joe Thomas?
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Re: Giants interested in Braylon Edwards???

Postby flotsamnjetsam » Tue Apr 14, 2009 1:19 pm

From rotoworld:

Citing two sources "with knowledge of the negotiations," Yahoo Sports reports that the Giants are expected to trade for Braylon Edwards before the April 25-26 NFL Draft.

"The Giants are going to have to up the offer a bit, but (the Browns) are willing to move him," a source said. "The Giants are motivated." Edwards is an ideal fit to replace Plaxico Burress at split end in New York. With Rob Royal and David Patten as their top pass catchers left, however, new OC Brian Daboll is going to deserve a medal if Cleveland finishes above 25th in offense. Apr. 14 - 1:42 pm et
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http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=j ... &type=lgns


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Re: Giants interested in Braylon Edwards???

Postby steelerfan513 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:01 pm

Kensat30 wrote:Look at Savage's track record drafting players and then the abrupt firing this past offseason. The guy was obviously a scapegoat. And now the new regime wants to come in and wipe the slate clean of all Phil Savage's moves? Is it Savage's fault Edwards started dropping everything last year? Or rather was it Savage's success that his first ever Cleveland pick put up 16 TDS in his third year. Or was it Savage's fault that Winslow wore out his welcome and had to be traded? Forget that Savage didn't even draft the guy, Savage was the guy who stood his ground and called Winslow out for not wanting to be part of the team.

Forget that Savage did his job and bypassed the temptation of reaching for a QB at #3 for Cleveland in the 2007 draft and instead got their current franchise LT instead. Forget that the guy swung a move to get that same QB he passed up at #3 later in the first round by way of a trade. It's not Savage's fault that Derek Anderson pulled a Drew Brees out of his ass and got himself entrenched enough to keep Quinn on the bench for most of 2008. It's not Savage's fault that the Browns went 10-6 in 2007 and then he got shoved out the door with everyone else after they did poorly in 2008.

Gotta love Savage's response to that fan as well. Don't blame Savage (a personnel guy) for the idiot moves Romeo and company were pulling on the field and in strategy sessions. No GM in the entire NFL has the power to dismiss his head coach and the entire coaching staff following a 10-6 season. I'm looking at the Cleveland Browns with a core of Joe Thomas, Brady Quinn, Braylon Edwards and thinking that could be a strong offense next season if not this season if they continue to bring guys in to shore up the defense. I believe the Shaun Rogers move was a good one as well (talented DTs don't just drop out of the sky).

Who's next? Joe Thomas?


Couldn't have said it better myself.

The Browns still have a team that can compete if they make a few improvements on the defensive side of the ball and get some good play out of their quarterbacks, but they seem content to go back into rebuilding mode when the past years have proven that all you need is a great quarterback to go from top five pick to playoff team in a single year (Saints, Falcons, Dolphins all did it). Why not keep the roster in tact, find some defensive backs, draft Brian Orakpo to keep teams from double teaming Kamerion Wimbley and Shaun Rogers when they're rushing the passer, and let Anderson and Quinn battle for the starting quarterback job? They're basically conceding the 2009 season when they have almost the same roster they had coming into last year when they were the trendy pick to win the AFC North.
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