Sanchez: Braylon goes overboard

December, 5, 2012
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Mark Sanchez saw Braylon Edwards' now-infamous tweet. He appreciated the public support, but he said his former teammate went "a little overboard."

Yep, he sure did. Edwards referred to the Jets' hierarchy as "idiots."

"I think it was kind of an emotional thing," Sanchez said Wednesday. "I saw his apology, too. I know he loved being here. He loved the guys in this locker room, he loved the people upstairs. It was more of a 'It's-my-guy, I'm-standing-up-for-him' kind of thing.

"Friendship-wise, sure, I appreciate it. Professionally, it's not my position to say. I feel sorry for the guy because he's really sorry about it. I appreciate his support, but he might have went a little overboard there."

On Tuesday, Edwards chimed in on the Jets' QB controversy, tweeting: "Don't blame Sanchez. I played there. Blame the idiots calling shots. Mark is a beast and will prove it when given a proper chance."

A few hours later, Edwards tweeted an apology, but the damage already had been done. He was waived by the Seahawks.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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