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Old 03-21-2013   #1862
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Default Re: Ed Reed agrees to terms with Texans

http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2013/0...ouston-texans/

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If any safety is forced to play in the box, it will be his new partner on the back end, Danieal Manning. Manning is so similar to Ravensí last safety partner, Bernard Pollard, that he actually replaced him in Houston two seasons ago. It could be argued that Manning is actually better than Pollard at this point in his career.

Much of Reedís time last season was spent covering for the Ravensí depleted cornerback corps. Without Lardarius Webb, the defense was forced to adjust its approach. When Jimmy Smith was injured and under-performing, Reed was limited even more in the freelancing that he could do. In Houston, Reed will play inside two very talented cornerbacks in Kareem Jackson and Jonathan Joseph. Both had their issues in 2012, but both should be able to rebound in 2013.

Joseph in particular will make Reedís job easier. When healthy and performing, he is an elite talent who quarterbacks will hesitate to target. If Reed has a cornerback who he can forget about watching over on the back end, then the area on the field he is required to cover is diluted. A diluted field means less distance to travel for Reed when he reads the quarterback or reacts to throws. By proxy, that should allow him to get his hands on more footballs.
Almost gets me excited for Old n busted.
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