Jets receiver Braylon Edwards said he was inundated with text messages after the Jets qualified for the playoffs. Somewhat ironically, two of those text messages came from Mangini and Brian Daboll — the head coach and offensive coordinator respectively of the Browns, the organization whose October trade of Edwards to the Jets put him on a postseason-bound squad for the first time in his five-year career.
“It’s a career turnaround,” Edwards said of coming to the Jets. “It’s one situation where you’re down, you’re out, you’re frustrated and you see your life or career going one direction. And then, in the blink of an eye, it’s going another, a very positive direction.”