Re: Ed Reed agrees to terms with Texans
Here's what this signing implies to me:
1) Rick Smith is establishing a history of accurately gauging a player's true market value. Many GM's and scouts never develop that sense. Whether he's doing the evaluation or a staff, it is contributing to some shrewd decisions.
2) He will no longer ignore the issue of lacking veteran leadership. He is acknowledging that Andre and Cushing can only do so much.
3) This proves to Andre that the organization is willing to pay an aged, experienced player for his leadership. It makes the case that Andre will one day retire as a Texan.