Originally Posted by eriadoc
I'm beginning to think you have problems comprehending basic written English. When I say "Glover Quin will never be half the player that Ed Reed was in his prime", what about that leads you to think I have "Quin colored glasses" (whatever the hell that is)? When I say "Ed Reed is one of my all-time favorite players, and probably one of the top two safeties to play this game in my lifetime (Ronnie Lott the other)" in post #148 of this thread, what about that makes you think I am anti-Reed?
Quin was a better player than Ed Reed was this year. That's just plain and simple fact. That says a lot more about Reed's decline and age than it does about Quin, but it is what it is. I also said Quin was not worth the $5M that the Lions gave him. So basic logic here, if Quin is not worth $5M and was a better player than Reed, and Reed has lost a few steps and is getting older, why on Earth would I think Reed is worth $6M? I'm all for Ed Reed coming to play on this team - as a replacement for Shiloh Keo or Troy Nolan, not as a replacement for Quin. For the third time in this thread, use him sparingly and keep him fresh for the playoffs, and I think Ed Reed makes a good addition to the team.
You're alright. I know you long enough on here that I know you're just guarded and being what ANY long-time Texans fan would be right now: A bit skeptical that our "best laid plans" might be crap when it fleshes itself out on the field of play on Sundays.
No worries, man. I go back and forth on this, but at the end of the day I remember that hey, We were gonna lose Quin due to money...the Texans are trying to get a competent replacement (one who has true experience)...so this is just fun and games when it's all said and done.
We still have a pretty erratic QB who will impact this team way more than gimpy Ed Reed will. IMO. Look at it that