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November 6, 2011
Braylon Edwards on 7-1 SF: We're not anywhere near where we can be

Braylon Edwards last year played for a New York Jets team that won 11 regular-season games and reached the playoffs. The difference between that team and the 49ers squad he's now a part of, Edwards said today, is that the Jets had peaked. The 49ers (7-1) still are climbing.

"We haven't yet begun to touch the surface of what we can do," an ethusiastic Edwards said. "Right now on offense, we're making the plays down the road to win games. We're closing out, but we're struggling in that middle point. We're struggling in the third quarter. We're struggling in the beginning of the fourth."

Edwards ticked off several offensive players - himself, Michael Crabtree, Ted Ginn, Frank Gore and Vernon Davis - and said the offense is still congealing and still figuring out ways to use each of them. Edwards today had two catches for 30 yards, including a bruising 24-yard catch and run in which he plowed through multiple Redskins.

"Now you talk about being unstoppable," he said of when the 49ers start clicking fully on offense. "Because our defense is pretty much - that's our cornerstone right now. We're banking on the defense, and we're getting better as an offense. But when the offense puts it together ... now we'll just really destroy teams. So we're not anywhere near where we can be. And that's the difference between here and there. We were already at our peak."

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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