Blog Entry

Braylon trade may have nothing to do with Browns

Posted on: October 7, 2009 8:10 pm
 
As almost everyone has heard today, the Browns have traded star but troubled wideout Braylon Edwards to the New York Jets. They got WR Chansi Stuckey, LB,ST ace Jason Trusnik, and two draft picks (3,5) in return. Some may say the Jets got the better end of the deal, bringing in a wideout with great talent and a deep-threat the Jets much needed. Some say the Browns won getting rid of a troubled reciever. Some say it was half and half. Whatever it is, they trade maybe didn't happen because of the Browns wanting a switch. Maybe, it happened because of Cleveland Cavaliers star player LeBron James. Edwards was caught at a nightclub early Monday morning punching a friend of LeBron's. LeBron said that Edwards was "childish" in punching the friend. He said, "My friend is like 130 pounds. It's like hitting one of my kids, seriously." Apparently, he threw the punch because he was jealous of LeBron's friend. Seriously Braylon?!?! You see a guy at a nightclub who happens to be a friend of LeBron James. It is a little bit acceptable that he was jealous of him. But Braylon could probably have hung out with LeBron whenever. He could easily pull a few strings and get that done. But to punch his friend? That is unacceptable. Braylon really is childish on this one.

Also, here may be another point of view. What two teams are the Cavs most worried about LeBron leaving to? The Knicks and Nets. Where do the Knicks and Nets play? New York. Where does Braylon now play? New York. Maybe the Browns traded him to New York because they thought that LeBron wouldn't want to play in the same city as Braylon. Maybe LeBron would decide "I don't want to have anything to do with Braylon Edwards, I'm not going to New York no matter what." That would greatly increase the Cavs chances to keep LeBron past this upcoming year.

Those are just a few thoughts, I'd love comments.
Comments

Since: Jun 30, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2009 10:21 pm
 

Braylon trade may have nothing to do with Browns

I'm not sure if LeBron James has even met Eric Mangini before.

There's no denying the move looks good for the city of Cleveland. I just don't believe it's possible that Mangini made the move in any interests outside of building a successful football team in Cleveland.

LeBron doesn't have that kind of pull.

If either you or I were on the opposite side of Braylon's punch, he still would be sent packing. It was likely just a coincidence the person he punched happened to be LeBron James' friend.


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com