Braylon Edwards Trade Taking On More Significance As Days Pass

David WyattAnalyst IOctober 17, 2009

MIAMI - OCTOBER 12:  Wide receiver Braylon Edwards #17 of the New York Jets goes through pre-game warm-up before taking on the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on October 12, 2009 in Miami, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Jets 31-27.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

It seems like everyone liked the Braylon Edwards deal, reporters, analysts, fans and coaches. However, Jets fans are thanking anyone and everyone for the deal even more as we plough head first into another AFC East divisional matchup this weekend. There may well be a Mike Tannenbaum shrine in every Jets fans house this weekend.

We were greeted with the news yesterday that both Jerricho Cotchery and Brad Smith are doubtful for this game, and it seems likely that neither will play. One thing we don't need to do is push Cotchery to the point where he re-injures himself to an extent that we lose him for the season. So, unless he is 100 percent, which he isn't going to be, he should sit.

The weather report for the Buffalo Bills visit to the Meadowlands tomorrow is not a nice one: low temperatures with a high chance of rain. Cotchery's injury? A hamstring problem. If there is one injury you don't test in the cool weather, it is likely the hamstring, so I think it is safe to assume that No. 89 will be watching from the sideline.

So what if the Jets had not made this Braylon Edwards deal, do we realize who we would be going into this game with? David Clowney, Wallace Wright, and Chansi Stuckey, now even the most positive die-hard fan can not say that that combination would fill them with confidence, even against a Bills team that has looked less than impressive.

Instead we will be going in with a mixture of Braylon Edwards, David Clowney, and Wallace Wright, with a secret weapon perhaps mixed in for good measure.

I'm sure all of you have now heard about the latest addition to the Jets receiving core, preseason sensation, true underdog, Danny Woodhead.

No. 83 jogged out onto the practise field last week in Florham Park much to the surprise of most of the Jets beat writers. With Chansi Stuckey being traded to the Cleveland Browns , his No. 83 had become vacant and there was a surprise body in the jersey, as current or maybe now former RB and fan favourite Danny Woodhead was working out with the wide receivers.

However, there could be one of two reasons why Woodhead was working out at the receiving position.

We could of A) made the decision that he has no future in the NFL as a running back, so we are trying to catch lightning in a bottle by turning him into a slot receiver. Or B) with Brad Smith and Jerricho Cotchery likely out, we are in dire need of some extra bodies at the wide receiver position. Or I guess alternatively we could be doing both.

Danny Woodhead has to be one of the most popular player in Jets franchise history to have never made any real contribution on the NFL field but still be adored by Gang Green Nation.

Some have questioned his size limitations, but Wes Welker is one of the best slot receivers in the game, and he stands at just 5'9", a single inch taller than Woodhead. In fact, Woodhead is listed at an even 200lbs, where as Welker is 185lbs.

So it is possible. I quite like this move, he is elusive and quick, maybe we may have something special. Lets wait and see.

However this seems to have stemmed from Woodheads role in the preparation for the New England patriots game. Although Wes Welker did not play, Woodhead who has similar vitals to the NE slot man, practised as him to prepare the Jets defence.

Rex had commented in the summer that Woodhead had the best hands of all the backs, which is a compliment when you consider that excluding Shonn, our backs are more than capable receivers out of the backfield.