Originally Posted by Playoffs
Yep, and these PFF ratings highlight the difference:
Ed Reed rated 17th out of 88 Safeties in pass coverage,
Glover Quin rated 66th out of 88 in pass coverage.
Glover Quin rated 9th out of 88 Safeties in run defense,
Ed Reed rated 70th out of 88 in run defense.
What it also highlights is the Texans are going to have to get much better up the middle against the run with Reed in there. NT, ILB need upgrades.
Reed played mostly CF where as Quin came down to run with the TEs a lot; so they have different roles really.
Reed missed an awful lot tackles.
I didn't watch every game, but I think PFF or some site keeps track of those things.
I watched the Ravens play-offs games and a few others, and the pattern holds.
Granted, I think our guys are more disciplined in run support, and that should help Reed. I don't know how to explain it, but I think the number of misses by Reed would have been less with the Texans; at least, I hope so.
But the fact is that Reed did miss a lot of tackles (I think it was something like 1.5 per reg season game, a number that he cut down to about 1 in the play-offs.)
Some of the misses were because he "kinda" go for it all, instead of playing it safe by breaking down and wait for the play to come to him.
If you complain about Keo, you would be horrified watching those misses, at least 2 of them resulting in TDs (even though I wouldn't hold it solely against him.)