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  1. #16
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    Re: Ed Reed needs to go



    I would not count Mr. Reed out just yet!!
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    Re: Ed Reed needs to go

    Ed Reed is still one of the elite safeties in the league. I guarantee you that every quarterback in the league would be very relieved if Ed Reed retired.




  3. #18

    Re: Ed Reed needs to go

    you guys are crazy. Pollard and Reed best tandem in NFL. Problem is Dline push, lack of LB's, and hurt corners. Safety is not the issue. The center of the Raven dline has no push and rarely if ever collapses the pocket, you used to not be able to run on the Ravens, then they would take the run away from you and make you 1 demensional. That cant do that now. Talent is lacking in several spots, Safety is not one of them.




  4. #19

    Re: Ed Reed needs to go

    As I posted elsewhere, Ed Reed is being Ed Reed, but doesn't have the athleticism that Ed Reed needs to be Ed Reed. He undercuts balls looking for the interception, but when he gambles, he isn't nearly as successful as he has been in the past. He's lost a few steps, and unfortunately, you can see definite instances where it's cost the team.

    Take Decker's TD for instance in the Bronco's game. Decker had 2 steps on Cary thanks to biting on Play Action. Once Decker made the catch, there was no way Cary would have gotten him. However, the person who should have gotten him was Ed Reed, who instead had undercut the route and was completely out of place. That's just once instance, and I'm sure there have been others.

    I love Ed Reed, and I love watching him play, but he's clearly lost a step or two, and his tackling has been incredibly subpar (understandable due to the injury). However, by the same token, I don't really think that there's a better alternative on the team at all. Maybe there is, but I'm not 100% sure.




  5. Re: Ed Reed needs to go

    If hurdling Ed Reed were an Olympic sport it'd be called the Modern Cant-tack-alon.

    Gold Medal - Knowshon Moreno
    Silver Medal - Brent Celek
    Bronze Medal - LeSean McCoy




  6. #21

    Re: Ed Reed needs to go

    With that shoulder/neck, Ed should just retire, or if he really wants a shot at a ring, then he should go to a team that can win now and ride the bench as a backup.

    But Ed's got too much drive and too much pride to do either.
    He;ll probably get the Ray Lewis treatment from our FO: go test the free agency market and when you see there's no interest in a 35 year old safety with a chronic injury, then he'll come back to the Ravens, if they still want him, for a 2 year deal at a cap friendly, reasonable price.




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    I agree he doesn't "need" to go. Even hurt, he's still someone other teams have to game plan for.

    But I cannot see this FO giving in to his contract demands. He's good, but I'm getting the sense he's burned a bridge or two with his antics so I'm not so sure the team wants him back.
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    Re: Ed Reed needs to go

    vinny cerrato is saying on the fan that that td to decker was cary's fault...on that play ed had the underneath and cary was supposed to get deep...cary admitted it on 'one winning drive'




  9. #24

    Re: Ed Reed needs to go

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    I agree he doesn't "need" to go.
    Houston, the hysteria train is clearly leaving the station, and you are missing it. Shame on you.
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    Re: Ed Reed needs to go

    Quote Originally Posted by festivus View Post
    Houston, the hysteria train is clearly leaving the station, and you are missing it. Shame on you.
    There is no hysteria, if dude doesn't want vet minimum, he can walk. They need to start trimming the roster from old expensive players and start getting younger and dudes that can tackle.




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    Re: Ed Reed needs to go

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Silver View Post
    There is no hysteria, if dude doesn't want vet minimum, he can walk. They need to start trimming the roster from old expensive players and start getting younger and dudes that can tackle.
    A lot of folks had problems with letting Mason and Heap go as well.

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    Re: Ed Reed needs to go

    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    A lot of folks had problems with letting Mason and Heap go as well.

    The NFL is a young man's game.
    Exactly, I look to New England and yes, they have Brady so they have a large amount of consitantcy because of this. But they also jettison players as their clock comes ticking down and get young. Sure they post better records because their division sucks.




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    Re: Ed Reed needs to go

    As the season has worn on, I've come around more and more to the idea that this should be Ed's last year as a Raven. Shoulder/neck issues notwithstanding, tackling continues to be an issue. Further, I seem to observe increased instances of his being caught out of position. While this has always been an issue due to his gambling, his gambles now are paying off less frequently due to reduced athleticism, and the results are more plays being made against our secondary. The occasional flashy interception (complete with heart-stopping runback) simply isn't worth it.

    I love what Ed has done in Baltimore, but it's time to find a younger and cheaper option.




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    Re: Ed Reed needs to go

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Silver View Post
    Exactly, I look to New England and yes, they have Brady so they have a large amount of consitantcy because of this. But they also jettison players as their clock comes ticking down and get young. Sure they post better records because their division sucks.
    Their division really isn't very good.
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  15. #30

    Re: Ed Reed needs to go

    Quote Originally Posted by iggyman555 View Post
    vinny cerrato is saying on the fan that that td to decker was cary's fault...on that play ed had the underneath and cary was supposed to get deep...cary admitted it on 'one winning drive'
    I agree with this. Cary got caught peeping in the back field and that is how Decker got the extra step on Williams. He should know not to peep in the backfield.

    CMac did it all the time late in his career and was burned by Guess who? Manning.




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