It was a meaningless pass in a warm-up drill Wednesday afternoon, but it came from Brady Quinn. And Braylon Edwards, standing still, dropped it.
He didn't move from the spot and on the next snap from Derek Anderson, Edwards caught it effortlessly.
Edwards always knows when the media is watching, so perhaps he was preoccupied on the throw from Quinn. But those few seconds on the practice field perfectly summed up Edwards' situation.
Now that Quinn has been installed as the Browns' starting QB, coach Eric Mangini and OC Brian Daboll face a major problem with their #1 WR. Not only does Edwards have no chemistry with Quinn like he did Anderson, but he also doesn't seem suited for a scheme that Quinn called ''methodical.''
''We're an offense that's going to try to push the ball downfield in a methodical way,'' Quinn said. ''Whether it be through making smart decisions, checks, running the football. . . . Taking what the defense gives us, we're not going to try to force something. We're going to play smart football.''