Correct me if there is a thread on the subject already.
But just got done reading http://www.nfl.com/n...oking-for-a-job
April fools day and all, I'm going to post a serious topic (it is my brothers birthday after all, and man the jokes just get old I mean really imagine having your b-day on April fools day...end rant.)
So no I'm not saying he needs to be brought back. I'm just saying the Ravens knew the true market value for Reed. And that it is a shame that basically another team can swoop in and offer so much more money but care so much less about the player. If Reed had a bum year last year in Baltimore it would've been ok. He's given us everything he's got on the field for so long, and his teams performance wouldn't have been his fault, NOR would it have been blamed on him by the Ravens team to the media.
Now I'm no nostradmus (more like Captain Hindsight), but I do believe that I saw this one coming. It's almost expected in todays NFL that teams that over-spend in free agency are just bad teams, and the front office is the main culprit. It's plainly obvious that our front office know what they are doing but it's almost like the market doesn't believe it sometimes.
Every year the market is artifically saturated by Free Agency, and creates an opportunity for teams to basically take another player. This should be fairly common concept style logic that goes into these negotiations. Occasionally the market does helps you as a front office by basically confirming the price set to the player. But more often than not a bad team just is taking a good player away to spite that team.
It would've been poetic justice to have Reed last year, and the team needed him for the transition from the Reed/Lewis era. He was offered generous deals a couple of times, and in hindsight he shoud've taken them but that's not what happened.
Instead Reed likely could end up not playing another down in the NFL, and not by his own choice in front of home crowd like Ray.
No Reed can't come back here, because the market is so shallow that he'd be offered back-up money or veteran minimum, and he's not content as a back-up.
Maybe if he's in fantastic shape and tweeting work-outs and enthusiasm then he could be a late term free agency addition if there is a training camp, or pre-season injury. But it's also quite possible that we've seen the last of Reed on the field.
Edited by Dudeman, 01 April 2014 - 10:42 PM.