Dilfer’s reprieve via Edwards’ speed

The Charlie Frye talk should cool down now. If we’d lost the Packers game, especially if Dilfer had a bad game, the QB question would have gone into overdrive, especially with a bye week coming after Indy next week. Now, Dilfer has some breathing room. Good. Operation “Develop Charlie On The Bench” can continue.

…even though the vast majority of Dilfer’s passing yards came after the catch. One catch in particular sticks out big time….Bill Livingston describes the Braylon Edwards TD..

Edwards faked to the outside, leading cornerback Joey Thomas to take the one step to the wrong side that he could never get back. Trent Dilfer put a seemingly innocuous slant, thrown quickly because the Packers blitzed, in Edwards’ hands at the Browns’ 30. Edwards burst between Thomas and safety Nick Collins, who arrived quickly, but still not in time.

No one was deep for Green Bay because of the blitz, so it was a footrace then. Edwards, taller and heavier than either pursuer at 6-3 and 211 pounds, was gone like cheap gas and jokes about the Browns’ drafts. He could go all . . . the . . . way, and, of course, he did.

That was some catch. And Edwards is gonna be some player.

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