“I’m just really trying to help this team in every way I can,” the wideout said.
Today, Edwards’ 6’3” frame was hard to miss as he threw on the pads and got to work. He caught a 15-yard
Edwards has been impressed with how both quarterbacks have conducted themselves thus far in training camp.
“They’re both making some plays, they’re both missing some plays," he said, "but I definitely think that they’re working well against each other to be at the forefront of this team come September.”
Braylon Edwards understands the need for Sanchez and Smith to continue sharing first-team snaps until one emerges as the clear choice to lead the offense, although he does feel that sooner would be better for naming a starter.
“That’s between those two, and the offensive coordinator, and the head man,” he said. “All I can do is go out there and do my job, and my job is to know my routes, know my splits, know my depths, catch the ball, get open. That’s really all you can control as a wideout. If you’re doing that, it won’t matter who’s throwing the ball.”
While it’s too early in the preseason to predict what kind of role the coaches will ask of Braylon, he’s ready to take on whatever part he’s assigned.
“If it’s a starting role, then go out there and start,” he said. “If it’s in a role-playing role, go out there and role-play. If it’s in a leadership role, go out there and be a leader.”
Regardless of where he’s penciled in on the depth chart, the leadership role will likely be something his teammates and coaches will expect. With
“You don’t even have to talk. This isn’t a rah-rah New York Jet organization,” he said. “It’s just a ‘let’s just go do it.’ ”
As long as whatever “it” is involves winning, Edwards and the Jets will be OK.