You win some and you lose some with Ed (You win more than you lose). I hated watching that play yesterday where he launched himself at the WR instead of simply grabbing him and holding on until support came. But, we loved it when Ed knocked the shit out of Moreno coming out of Denver's backfield a couple years ago, causing the fumble and contributing to a big upset against a 6-0 team.
He will be gone quicker than we'd like... And then we will miss him.
Your theory is definitely a sound one. And it makes more sense than any other explanation.
Unfortunately this time Ed's awkward tackling technique backfired on him.
It doesn't look like we can count on him remaining healthy through the playoffs.
And I don't see a safety tandem of Pollard and Ihedigbo striking a lot of fear into other team's passing games. Ihedigbo's more of a strong safety anyway with his 4.67 speed. But I don't see Harbaugh going with Thompson, even though he's faster, because he's still an inexperienced rookie.
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.