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Braylon Edwards' strong performance in win over Miami makes Jets' lack of discipline look even worse

MIAMI - Rex Ryan, Mike Tannenbaum and Woody Johnson sent the wrong message to their team by letting Braylon Edwards play Sunday night, five days after his DWI arrest, but they did send the right message around the NFL with their victory over the Dolphins.

The Jets may tick off a lot of people with all their talking and their management may have run scared of the NFLPA by refusing to deactivate Edwards after his incident on the West Side of Manhattan, but Ryan has put together a pretty resilient team.

They beat the Dolphins, 31-23, Sunday night, creating a three-way tie with Miami and New England for first place in the AFC East at 2-1. Technically, the Jets are in first because they have defeated the Pats and Dolphins back-to-back.

And, even though it further sends a horrible message, the Jets would not have won the game without Edwards, who made three huge plays: his 67-yard touchdown in the third quarter put the Jets ahead for good; on the game-clinching TD drive late in the fourth quarter, he had a huge 20-yard catch on a third-and-10 from the 50; and, five plays later, he drew an end-zone pass interference call on Jason Allen, setting up LaDainian Tomlinson's 1-yard TD run with 1:55 remaining that put the Jets ahead by eight.

"Braylon wanted to come up big for us," Tomlinson said. "And he did."

Edwards, who shaved his long beard that he brought to training camp, was benched for the first quarter. Tannenbaum said the decision was finalized after he spoke with Johnson at 6 p.m., about 2-1/2 hours before kickoff. They should have benched him the entire game.

"We said we were going to do what was in the best interests of our football team and Braylon," Ryan said. "It was a tough thing to do when you are sitting out a player like that, but we made our decision and that's the decision of our organization."

And the effect Edwards had on the game with two catches for 87 yards and the penalty he drew on Allen? "Clearly, he had a big impact," Ryan said.

This was Ryan's most impressive regular-season victory in his two years with the Jets and that includes last week's win over the Patriots and the one over New England in the second week of the season last year.

Edwards created a huge distraction, which, combined with the injuries to Darrelle Revis, Calvin Pace and Kris Jenkins, deprived Ryan of his three best defensive players and put the Jets in a difficult spot before an energized crowd Sunday night.

"It's been an interesting week," Edwards said. "It hasn't been the best feeling."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/2010/09/27/2010-09-27_sobering_truth_is_that_hes_star_of_game.html#ixzz10k4cVQEh

What about the Giants epic meltdown yesterday?

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As far as I'm concerned, the only bad that's come of this is Braylon losing that glorious beard. And, to be honest, I think we're all losers when it comes to that one.

Right? It made me sad to see it go. as for the we shoulda benched him longer crap. WHO CARES WHAT ANYONE THINKS???? These guys love the negative stuff. They have very little interest in us backing up our talk.


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myers had been going on incessantly all week about how the jets needed to bench edwards for the entire game. apparently he thought if he kept writing articles about it he would sway the jetd FO into seeing it his way and bench edwards for the game. sinc ethey didn'y now he comes and writes more garbage. the thing i don't get is why is this crap even published in the newspaper? it's not ******* news.....it's one douchebags opinion.......just stfu and report the news you moron.

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Everyone should be enjoying this article. If not you are missing the finer things in life.

oh Im loving it, I just hate the fact that while he's attempting to write a positive article. the undertone is all negative. He's an a$$

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Had occasion to look up such similar articles Myers wrote about Dontae Stallworth, Ray Lewis and Leonrd Little-players involved in the death of people-for his bile and outrage. Or any article he wrote about Ronnie Brown, Jared Allen or Kareen McKenzie-all also arrested for DWI.

Funny thing-there are none. Spare us your selective outrage, dickhead.

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