Julian Edelman found himself in big trouble, and the NFL decided to remove him in the first month of the season. Edelman won’t play in the first four games, and he tried to lift the suspension. The appeal didn’t work, and Edelman will have to obey the suspension rules. Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms has a nice explanation of the whole situation.
Julian’s suspension was something we saw coming. It was almost inevitable. Chris Simms is well aware of the fact that the League was sniffing around the wide receiver.
“Julian Edelman is one of the guys that is just through years of conversation here and there where guys have the , ‘Hey, you think he’s on something?’ Those kind of things. It happens a lot. It’s a special build, it’s a special wiring — because people have always marveled about Julian a little bit. … When you’re asked to be that guy that he was in that offense, so dependable, so many catches every game, so many routes, run blocking … they usually wear out. He was one of the few where I can say, ‘Damn, he looks like he’s faster in January 9th than he was September 9th.’ And that was always a little bit, I think, a red flag for a lot of people in football. Yes, they’ve been suspect of Julian Edelman,” Simms said.
Do you agree with him?