While not at all the reason we lost, I thought it was worth pointing out his play. Is it becoming apparent now why the Patriots didn't want him anymore? He still has the mind-meld with Brady, but he can't run, can't separate, and has minimal big play ability. Defenders will point to the vital 3rd down conversion he provided last week, but honestly you'd much rather a guy that doesn't disappear for series at a time. Edelman is a clear upgrade, and as we saw against the Ravens, can play a little on the outside and make some nice catches even when he's being abused by the corners. He even has fight in him that has seemed to elude the uber-calm Branch. I love the guy, but between him and the younger, faster, fresher Edelman, it's obvious why he was sitting at home come September. Can't wait for JE to come back.