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#1 ellicottraven

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:18 PM

I've been thinking and I have a feeling that bringing back Ed Reed to play free safety on a couple of downs isn't such a bad thing after all. Ed is still a ball hawk as evidence by his INTs last year. I also think he brings the defensive swagger back and will be a coach on the sideline and a mentor to all the young DBs and defensive players over all. 

 

I was one of those who wanted to have him retire with Ray, but since he's chosen not to retire, why not bring him back and give him a shot? You never know what we could get with Ed. If it doesn't work out, he can retire a Raven and all is well. But if he plays well enough to start for us, then who is better than Ed Reed?

 

I know it isn't a very popular idea, but just thought I would throw it out there and rekindle the debate a little...


Edited by ellicottraven, 14 August 2014 - 01:19 PM.

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:19 PM

Why? We have a lot of young talent at FS. There's no need. This would only set back the development of our future safeties.

 

EDIT: And if we were to bring him in for "a couple of downs" and to bring swagger back, then it's a waste of a roster spot and cap room.

 

No thanks!


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:21 PM

Here's my issue with this idea. Ed Reed offers absolutely nothing on ST and you're talking about bringing him in to strictly be a rotational defensive player with no other value than being a coach and a ball hawk. That's essentially it. My problem here is that what does he bring other than his ball hawking skills? Trawick, Levine, Elam, Stewart, Brooks are all players who are being used in both roles--CB and S and they all can play ST. Ed can't do that. Miles is looking good as well, and he can also pick off passes as we saw. I don't think we have the roster spots to make this happen for a player in such a limited role. 


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:22 PM

The safety position is set, we already have Brooks, Stewart and Hill. Ed would be a nice coach though...
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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:25 PM

Ed Reed is joining the show Inside The NFL on Showtime. 

 

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Going to leave this here for future reference:

 

 

May 5th, 2015: I know we have to play out the season but can we just skip to Baltimore vs New England for the AFC Championship?

 


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:29 PM

sign him to a 1 day contract and have him retire.
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Posted 14 August 2014 - 02:03 PM

HUGE Reed fan, but no. Liability back there at this time in his career.
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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:21 PM

With a clip board and a whistle is the only way I would take him back.
Dont get me wrong. Love me some Ed Reeeeeeed.
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You DO NOT know more than any coach in the NFL.  You simply do not.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:23 PM

I've a feeling ed has a value and he'd rather sit at home than play for less than it with the stage his body is at. Not worth a life changing injury for peanuts, to him.
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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:56 PM

I want Ed Reed as an assistant DB coach that works primarily with the Safeties. Teaching them how to watch and read game film and play the postion. i want him hear in that capacity today.


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:37 PM

Ed Reed is joining the show Inside The NFL on Showtime. 
 
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where did you see that? I love that show!
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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:09 PM

where did you see that? I love that show!


It was all over Twitter this afternoon.
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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:38 PM

For nostalgia sake of having the greatest Safety to ever play the game back in purple and black and sportin' the #20 jersey?  Yes!  But for common sense? No!

 

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:01 PM

It was all over Twitter this afternoon.

Gotcha! I usually read the tweets and stuff after I'm done with the little one.
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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:31 PM

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 08:39 PM

For nostalgia sake of having the greatest Safety to ever play the game back in purple and black and sportin' the #20 jersey? Yes! But for common sense? No!

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:30 AM

I think we should all just let Django ride off into the sunset.


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:38 AM

where did you see that? I love that show!

It was announced yesterday. He'll join the show starting Sept I believe. He'll join Brandon Marshall, Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason, and others.... 


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:05 AM

Reeeeeeeeeed. I get you yell that to the TV screen when he comes on.


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 10:11 AM

It was announced yesterday. He'll join the show starting Sept I believe. He'll join Brandon Marshall, Phil Simms, Boomer Esiason, and others....

Thanks LFW has it today!
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