He “can’t catch the ball … or rarely does,” Namath said. “He has as many drops as he does catches,”
While that’s not exactly true, a 2009 study found the wide receiver drops one ball for every 3.6 he catches, more than double the next worst receiver. In short, Edwards’ hands are highly questionable. (There’s a Yahoo question dedicated to wondering how many balls he’ll drop.)
What’s fascinating was the media’s response to Edwards’ reply.
The words of the wide receiver:
“That’s his mouth, his words. I really don’t think Mr. Namath knows me. I’m sure he’s never followed me. He’s a Jet guy, and I was in Cleveland for five years, and I had one bad season. I’m not going to get into a back-and-forth with Mr. Namath,” he said. “Too much respect. All I can say is, I don’t think he really knows me. Tell him next time he’s here, stop by my locker and he can tell me that.”
The headlines, please:
Braylon responds to Namath rip (ESPN.com)
Jets’ Edwards fires back at Namath (New York Post)
Gotta love the Post, right?