Some of these people with their "high standards." I'd love to take a tour of their house/apartment some time, and take a look at their employer's personnel file on them. I'm guessing we won't find too many captains of industry.
I doubt that any of the Reed bashers are anywhere near as good at their jobs as they expect football players to be at theirs.
FFS, we just won 55-20. It was an awesome game, and I loved it! I can't wait to watch it again later. Where the hell is all the positivity? What more do people want? We just scored a team record for points, and are 7-2. Seriously?!?! Some of ya'll have your Madden team confused with real life. You can't put the settings to "Easy" in real life and win every game 185-0. Sorry dumbasses. Learn to deal with reality, not with what's bouncing around inside your sorry-ass excuses for brains.
I don't think Ed is being a drama queen, and I respect the man, but if he can't tackle then he needs to take time off until he can be an asset again. I hate to say it, but he was a very big liability in the Raiders game.
If he can't tackle then Heath Miller is going to abuse him over the middle.
He needs to heal up.
Ed Reed is a liability to the team when on the field. The coaches need to have the balls to put him on the bench and replace him with someone who can play withinn the system. Reed's inability to tackle cost the Ravens yesterday - when he failed to make the tackle in the open and the Raider bounced right off to him and waltzed into the endzone.
We need Ed.
We don't have another free safety--Webb was supposed to be Ed's replacement in the event Ed couldn't play. But Webb's done for the season.
Ihedigbo, Considine and Omar Brown are all strong safeties. And Thompson's a rookie with little NFL experience. In fact, none of those 4 have much experience at safety.
If Ed goes down, we've got a real problem...maybe we'll go with Chykie at free safety, who knows.
You mean the Ed that had 2 PD's and 1 INT last week. Probably should have had 2 INT's.
But with Webb out now, Chykie has to play corner, so who's left to play free safety if Ed can't play?
EDIT: Just remembered we have Corey Graham, so he can play 3rd corner which frees Chykie to play safety, but still that's hardly ideal.
My overall point is we're thin at safety with no one else besides Ed who has experience actually playing safety and not just mainly special teams during their careers.
If Ed's hurt, why is he hitting guys high? On the TD play, all he had to do is cut the guy's legs out like he has so many times before when blowing up screen plays; less shock to the shoulder and probably no TD.
Ihedigbo can play both and obviously they feel he can back up Ed Reed at FS since, you know, he was out there playing FS when Ed went down.
And to answer you question, I think they would absolutely go with Christian Thompson at FS. That's why they drafted him. He can play both safety positions. He ran a lot of FS this off-season and was even running as the #1 FS before Ed Reed reported.
Finally, I think Emmanuel Cook was their back up FS until he got hurt. Not Webb.
At the end of the day, there really is no good answer. Safety is one of the spots the Ravens really need to address this off-season because the depth is lacking.
One thing I will say about Ihedigbo... He seems to be very effective in run support.
Stop it with the Ladarius Webb safety stuff.
He was on 1570 with Glen Clark earlier this offseason and Glen asked him about moving to safety at some point...Webb sounded pretty pissed that someone would ask him about playing safety. He said he is a corner. Period.
The Ed Reed love fest is crazy to me. Do people not see him try and get away from making a tackle? Stop with the excuses for the guy. He's making 7 mil. This year part of his job is to tackle if you can't do your job then take a seat. That hit on DHB was an embarrassment! Then to lay there like he was hurt? He looked like a bitch! He ran his mouth all off-season and looks like shit. I can't wait for Ed to take his torn labrum, bad nerve in neck and his drama queen self elsewhere. My days of loving Ed are done.
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