Originally Posted by handswarmer
Yes I was.
I absolutley love Ed Reed- but he is past his prime. I like Ray LEwis but got sick of hearing how great he was, etc., when I am watching TE's run away from him across the middle, OL destroy him 4-6yds into the second level, and him celebrating a tackle after a 7-8 yd gain.
Ed did the same when he didn't guess wrong- for a long time he was our offense 03-05, blocking kicks for TDs, strip sackss for TDs, INT returns fo TDs, punt returns for TDs, etc....
But he is a freelance artist who cannot wrap up anymore. How many time this year I saw him backpedaling, running backwards, trying to throw a guy down by his shoulder pads or hold him up til a LB caught up and tackled the guy.
Mario Williams came to mind also.
Here's the problem with that comparison. We're not committing $100 million to get Reed, and I'm pretty sure his replacement will be drafted this year. Buffalo thought they were getting an all world sack specialist who's a freak athleticly and gives his all on every play.
While we'll be excited to have the quality of Reed's resume on our team, we kind of understand what we're getting. A guy looking to close out his career with one last run or 2.