Kind of like PFT itself! :thumbup:
Kind of like PFT itself! :thumbup:
I think there's going to be more interest in Ed Reed than y'all are giving him credit for. I was watching Andrew Luck on NFL network yesterday, and Rich Eisen asked him what was the hardest part about facing the Ravens' defense. He said, "Ed Reed," and then went on to praise how amazing the things he does are. Same thing from Belichick.
Does anybody else thing that maybe the reason our secondary plays so well, regardless of who's in the rotation (a guy off the Practice Squad, a special teamer, and a 7th round pick, a guy who bounced around a bunch of other teams) might be because of Ed? Just the way Ray makes all these random UFA LBs so great?
Having said that, I cringe every time Ed speaks with the press as he isn't versed in question-dodging or diplomacy and just says exactly what's on his mind, usually to our detriment.
Despite his failings, the guy's still one of my favorite ever Ravens and if he moves on after this season, then so be it and good luck to him.
Most of what Ed said makes no difference to me. What is he going to say? "I wouldn't play for that piece of garbage if he paid me double!". No way.
The line that bothers me A LOT is this one: "I’m sure he can help me to expand my football knowledge even more as a player and as a coach" Is he saying he can't get that from the Ravens now??
First off I own my company and have had offers to buy my company. So no for me its not about the money after you have it. Your guys love fest with every Raven is the difference between business and spending other peoples money. He's cancerous and has been for a few years. Think what you want you can find a player close to his production for half of what he thinks he worth and for alot longer. Sorry I'm not all ra ra for Ed. Plus you appear right espn is more credible than me it looks like ray did something he shouldn't off.
Pay me a couple of million dollars and I'd play on the devil's football team, add a couple more millions to that number and I might even consider playing for the Steelers.
Would love Ed to be in a Pats uniform. Not only will he instantly be an upgrade over Gregory, but then he won't be back there in your backfield causing Brady mental blocks. I think one of the main reasons Brady doesn't play well against your D is he's just too worried about Ed. The guy writes "Find Ed" on his wrist band when we play you. Just not having that mental block for Brady is worth it.
@espn_afceast: RT @JamesWalkerESPN: There's no way #Patriots can sign Ed Reed, Welker, Talib and Vollmer all to big-money extensions. Someone has to walk.
NEW ORLEANS -- Ravens safety Ed Reed clarified the statements that he made on Wednesday about possibly playing for the Patriots and coach Bill Belichick.
"Of course I want to stay in Baltimore," said Reed, who will be an unrestricted free agent. "I was asked, would I play for Bill Belichick? Yes. What football players wouldn't play for Coach Belichick? Will I be in New England? Most likely not. It's just terrible that people get half the story. It's even more bad when you hear the comments that they make towards you. But it comes with it, man."
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Anyone that just looks at statistics doesn't understand what Ed Reed brings to the Ravens' defense. He has a few good years left in him, and he would be good to retain. Players respect him and learn a lot from him. Anyone who thinks he's a cancer is just flat out wrong.
I don't have a problem with what Ed said. He is a free agent, if I were Ed and the possibility existed that I could not return to the Ravens (if does not retire) due to the cap or the organizations choice, I am not saying anything negative about any team that is a potential suitor for my services and certainly not saying anything negative about a coach who has been very complimentary about me (indicating he could be interested in paying me ). Add to the mix the fact that Ed would seem to be a guy who unless he was offered outrageous money would prefer to play for a competitive team, his comments make sense. I hate the Pats but I could learn to pretend I do not for the right price lol. Why limit your options.