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RE: RAY EDWARDS CUT!!!!!!!!! - Polar Bear Jones - 11-13-2012 12:59 PM
We cut the wrong Ray. Sugar bear has been given first round talent top freeagents and has gotten little out of them. Bring in Chuck Smith and watch the difference it makes.
RE: RAY EDWARDS CUT!!!!!!!!! - AUTiger7222 - 11-13-2012 02:01 PM
(11-13-2012 11:45 AM)papachaz Wrote: Ok correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't it become obvious pretty quickly last year that Ray wasn't gonna be the pass rush guy we thought he would be, but some started proclaiming him better in run support? So how are we against the run? And again I could be wrong, but wasn't Ray the first missed tackle on Ivory's TD run?
No. That was Abraham. Then Samuel didn't even touch him, DeCoud couldn't even push him out of bounds and Dunta got stiffed.
RE: RAY EDWARDS CUT!!!!!!!!! - mdrake34 - 11-20-2012 03:35 PM
Report: Ray Edwards released by Falcons for insubordination
By Josh Katzowitz | Blogger
November 18, 2012 1:00 pm ET
Earlier this week, the Falcons surprisingly released defensive end Ray Edwards. Though he hadn't been all that productive on the field, that reportedly wasn't the reason that Atlanta parted ways with him.
According to Jay Glazer on Fox NFL Sunday, the Falcons released him after he was insubordinate to coach Mike Smith in the locker room following Atlanta's loss last week to the Saints.
Glazer said Smith was about to make his postgame speech, and he requested the presence of Edwards -- who refused to leave his locker. Three times, Smith asked him to join his teammates in the middle of the locker room (other Falcons also apparently tried to cajole Edwards). Three times, Edwards ignored him.
Adding further to the problem was that owner Arthur Blank and general manager Thomas Dimitroff were in the locker room and witnessed the reported insubordination first-hand.
The Falcons had wanted to sign Charles Johnson in the first place before the 2011 season, but he signed an enormous deal with the Panthers. According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, the Falcons were wary about signing Edwards in the first place.
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RE: RAY EDWARDS CUT!!!!!!!!! - Jesus - 11-20-2012 03:46 PM
That might explain why no one else has picked him up yet. Sounds like he might be a locker room problem.
RE: RAY EDWARDS CUT!!!!!!!!! - RFlagg - 11-20-2012 03:50 PM
(11-20-2012 03:35 PM)mdrake34 Wrote: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/21042174/report-ray-edwards-released-by-falcons-for-insubordination
Jeez, good riddance. We don't need that crap around the team. That's something I learned at every level, in every sport I played. If the coach talks, you listen. Otherwise, you're gone.
RE: RAY EDWARDS CUT!!!!!!!!! - phocis850 - 11-20-2012 03:54 PM
I read that the day it was posted. You don't say no to the coaches.
RE: RAY EDWARDS CUT!!!!!!!!! - mdrake34 - 11-20-2012 04:01 PM
(11-20-2012 03:46 PM)Jesus Wrote: That might explain why no one else has picked him up yet. Sounds like he might be a locker room problem.
Well, that and the nipple rings.
RE: RAY EDWARDS CUT!!!!!!!!! - NZFalcon - 11-20-2012 07:09 PM
What a douche. Should have cut him right there and kicked him out of the locker room to find his own way home