Re: So, Did BB........or Didn't He?
posted at 11/16/2013 12:57 PM EST
In response to Harvey-Wallbanger's comment:
In response to Muzwell's comment:
Reed said it himself, he has played in the Jets system his whole career. To come to New England and learn a new system with 7 games left in the season (and probably in his career) doesn't make much sense, for anybody.
I think that's crap. Reed is one of the most intelligent players around and BB would tailor the plays to Reed when Reed would be used.
Reed said that because he wouldn't be starting here, while Ryan promised Reed starter time in NY.
There is no system to complex are an unknown to Ed Reed. He's as plug and play a player as you'll ever find in this league.
Rex RYan claimed Houston used him wrong, which is a crock, especially since Ryan contradicted himself by saying "try to throw on Ed deep as our Safety". Ok, thanks. QBs are licking their chops. Houston should have realized his hip and leg surgeries would compromise his range when they overpaid him this offseason, so NY is apparently planning on mis-casting him as well.
The only way Reed's flaws woud be hidden now is to keep him in the box in a more traditional SS position. Keep him in on RBs as a spy in less space, TEs, blitzing, some stunts, etc. Ask him to use his instincts closer to the line.
He's too far gone, so to speak. He thinks he's still the Ed Reed of yesteryear when everyone knows the hip says he's not.
Where is the link to back up your claim that Rex promised Reed that he would be starting?