Former New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards offered a scathing critique of his old team Friday, questioning general manager Jeff Idzik's commitment to winning and describing the team as being "in shambles," according to an interview with SNY television reported on by the New York Post.
Edwards told SNY:
“I see a team in shambles. To get everything right on the field, it has to start with the GM agreeing with the coach and getting the right players in there for the coach to be successful, and I don’t see that.
“I feel as though Idzik is holding something back, and he’s not providing (Jets head coach) Rex (Ryan) with the talent he needs to win ball games.”
Edwards went on to criticize what he sees as Ryan's inability to adapt and improve his trademark aggressive defensive schemes to accommodate new styles of play from opponents.
The remarks did not please Ryan, who sarcastically reacted by asking whether or not Edwards was lobbying for a full-time job as a television commentator.
In three seasons with the Jets Edwards caught 98 passes for 1570 yards and 11 touchdowns.
SNY broadcast the comments despite being an official partner of the Jets.
- Will Green