Re: Ed Reed to visit Texans
We should have said here's the amount we'll spend IF he signs by noon on Friday.
If he signs anytime after noon on Friday, the amount reduces to THIS amount.
If he isn't signed by midnight...we're off to the next Safety candidate. This is what we did two years ago, and obviously we landed a better CB AND a S at the same time in J-Jo and Manning......so, as you can see, you can shop our offer all you want. Our offer changes drastically as the clock ticks down. You can take a great chunk NOW or hope another team meets that or exceeds it after noon on Friday.
I mean, seriously, I hope we played hardball and aren't all weak in the knees and acting like Ed Reed and his advisors are driving the bus here. Surely Rick Smith has the same smarts on this as he did on the Aso-J-Jo-Manning scenario two years ago, which is: Stick with a timeframe, then bail and onto the next guy(s) if Plan A stalls after a set time.