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    Re: Dear Ed Reed - Please just retire



    Quote Originally Posted by Ravens44 View Post
    I do remember some saying Ed should have retired before last season, but when he picked off that pass against the Bengals in game 1, everyone jumped out of their seats and were glad 20 was still out there.
    Ed is basically just a salty old man who knows when to show up in crunch time. Aside from that whiffed tackle that almost led to a touchdown, he played great in the Super Bowl. Even though he had "only" one pick, his blitzing and coverage were at times crucial factors.

    I just wish there was a way he could sit out half the season. Show up to play against the Steelers and Bengals, Pats and Broncos, then in the playoffs. That would be ideal, haha.




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    Re: I'll come right out and say it: I don't want Ed Reed back

    Quote Originally Posted by redramsam View Post
    Andrew Luck also weighs in on Ed Reed. When asked what was the most difficult part of facing Baltimore's defense, he says, "it's Ed Reed" and goes on to explain how special Reed is.

    Skip to 1:40: http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-player...Super-Bowl-QBs
    Good to see the young guys showing some respect for the "Older" guys in the league. I still think Ed's got 2 more good years left. Hopefully it can be for the right price.




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    Re: I'll come right out and say it: I don't want Ed Reed back

    Without Ed Reed, we have a HUGE hole at FS in 2013. I don't believe we have anyone under contract next year who is even close to ready to start (Omar Brown? Christian Thompson? These guys are 4th and 5th safeties on any other team, at least right now.)

    We can fill it with a high draft pick, hoping and praying that someone falls to us and wins the job in training camp... which is not the way the Ravens FO operates at all. We can sign a street free agent, but they have to come cheap, so you're looking at guys with injury baggage like Kenny Phillips (who I love, but is right on the cusp of maybe being too expensive and/or too risky a signing) or age concerns (Woodson, Yeremiah Bell).

    I think we either re-sign Ed or sign Kenny Phillips, personally. It all comes down to who we can jam under the cap more easily. Will Ed take a big hometown discount? He'll need to, as there's no way he'll match his 7.2m base salary next year. I'm really holding out hope that he'll sign a 2 year deal with a 6m-ish average number, but that's probably wishful thinking. No matter what happens we are REALLY in a bind at the FS spot right now.




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    Re: I'll come right out and say it: I don't want Ed Reed back

    The man can't tackle. The man can't perform the most basic responsibility of an NFL defender.
    "When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"




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    Re: I'll come right out and say it: I don't want Ed Reed back

    ED REED WILL BE BACK.

    According to this with the note he is still playing at a high level and the team
    wants him back.

    http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/...c-ee06a54cf43d




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    Re: I'll come right out and say it: I don't want Ed Reed back

    whatever he does in the future, good luck to him. As a Ravens fan I strongly believe that there will NEVER be another playmaker like Ed Reed
    World Domination 3 Points at a Time!




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    Re: I'll come right out and say it: I don't want Ed Reed back

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    The man can't tackle. The man can't perform the most basic responsibility of an NFL defender.
    He can't tackle like he used to, he can still tackle, just not at a very good level.




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    Re: I'll come right out and say it: I don't want Ed Reed back

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    He can't tackle like he used to, he can still tackle, just not at a very good level.
    He picks up more flags for head contact than make tackles. He can't wrap up any more.
    "When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"




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    Re: I'll come right out and say it: I don't want Ed Reed back

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    The man can't tackle. The man can't perform the most basic responsibility of an NFL defender.
    And his gambles now end up losing more often than they end up winning. No way should he be back -- at any price. WAS he one of the greatest FSs to ever play the game? Absolutely. Does that factor into keeping him around based on past performance? No.




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    Re: I'll come right out and say it: I don't want Ed Reed back

    I mean, what more do we need to see? He dropped more interceptions this year than in his entire career (A bit of an exaggeration). He can't tackle. His peaking is leaving CBs one on one outside when they are expecting help over the top. His shying away from contact is leaving running lanes. Gaping running lanes.

    The man will be in a rocker and we'll hear about how he elevates the play around him. You don't think that Ray could come back and still elevate the level of play around him? Physically, he was done and he recognized that. Reed's time has been cut short due to a neck injury, which he has admirably played through for years. However, the time has come for him to retire.

    If he wants to play on, good for him, but should be elsewhere.
    "When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"




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    Re: I'll come right out and say it: I don't want Ed Reed back

    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    I mean, what more do we need to see? He dropped more interceptions this year than in his entire career (A bit of an exaggeration). He can't tackle. His peaking is leaving CBs one on one outside when they are expecting help over the top. His shying away from contact is leaving running lanes. Gaping running lanes.

    The man will be in a rocker and we'll hear about how he elevates the play around him. You don't think that Ray could come back and still elevate the level of play around him? Physically, he was done and he recognized that. Reed's time has been cut short due to a neck injury, which he has admirably played through for years. However, the time has come for him to retire.

    If he wants to play on, good for him, but should be elsewhere.
    I agree. I love Reed and everything he's done here. I just think it's time to move on. If I were him, I'd just go out on top. What else does he have to prove? He's a HoF'er for sure.




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    Re: I'll come right out and say it: I don't want Ed Reed back

    I don't mean to sound harsh, but someone has to step out of the trap that is awaiting us: The sentimental value of a homegrown future first ballot hall of famer. We are all holding on to hope that we could see Reed return one 100 yards, one last time.

    The reality is that it's just not happening. He had a great career, but it's time.

    It's just time.
    "When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"




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    Re: I'll come right out and say it: I don't want Ed Reed back

    Quote Originally Posted by RavensRule21215 View Post
    And his gambles now end up losing more often than they end up winning. No way should he be back -- at any price. WAS he one of the greatest FSs to ever play the game? Absolutely. Does that factor into keeping him around based on past performance? No.
    I agree that Ed gambled and got beat far too often last year, but when he played his responsibility and the other guys around him keyed on that, the results were very good. I thought he was particularly good in coverage during the latter half of the year including the playoffs, and his coverage would look even better with an improved pass rush and corners with another year of experience.

    And particularly regarding the missed tackles... yes, Ed was very bad with them this year as he has been for several years now. But the defense on the whole was MISERABLE this year with missed tackles no matter who it was. There is definitely a coaching issue there with all the missed tackles.




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    Re: I'll come right out and say it: I don't want Ed Reed back

    Quote Originally Posted by bmorecareful View Post
    And particularly regarding the missed tackles... yes, Ed was very bad with them this year as he has been for several years now. But the defense on the whole was MISERABLE this year with missed tackles no matter who it was. There is definitely a coaching issue there with all the missed tackles.
    No. With Ed it's not a coaching issue; it's an injury/technique issue. (i.e. his injuries don't allow him to use proper technique.) And it's not going to get any better; it's only going to get worse.




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    Re: I'll come right out and say it: I don't want Ed Reed back

    RavensRule21215 has a point there. Ed Reed has always used great tackling technique. Right now, however, his neck is saying: "Fuck that".
    "When questioned, the Elders explained that they were in search of magical powers. However, they're actually searching for the whereabouts of a certain ring. This ring is a legendary treasure that long ago was known to exist"




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