Originally Posted by djohn2oo8
He may not want to leave them, but he hasn't signed with them yet either. This is more about money than staying in Baltimore. He thinks he's worth more than he is at this stage in his career, and if he keeps insisting on 7 million, it's going to backfire on him something drastic. If I'm Rick, I'd bump the offer to 5 mil, but no more than that. If he keeps taking his time, I'd pull it and look elsewhere. No one has any time for this.
Why in the world would you compete w/ yourself? It's obvious Reed is not getting anything better then what the Texans are offering, so why up it? If he was getting something better, especially from the Ravens, chances are he would've signed or his contact w/ the Texans would be limited or over. If I was Rick I would stand pat & even might up the anty at this point by putting a deadline on the deal. Right now Reed is stringing the Texans along as other players are being signed away & creating a bigger upper hand for Reed against the Texans. Take it or leave it By a certain time & move on so the Texans can at least explore other options & get a worthy alternative IMO. At this point Reed's intentions are suspect & in the end the Texans could be stuck w/ a player who doesn't help this team.