Ed Reed

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  1. Vinny

    Vinny shiny happy fan Staff Member

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    Good story on Ed Reed. We always read about the guys wanting to back out of their deals. Reed was the 85'th best paid Safety last year, but clearly the best at his position.
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/writers/jeffri_chadiha/07/05/inside.nfl/index.html
     
  2. Lucky

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    Ed Reed did get a $3.625 million signing bonus when he signed that 5 year deal in '02. That would give Reed a cap value of $1.275 million for '05. I don't know if the writer took that into account when he ranked Reed #85 on the money list for safetys. I'm not suggesting that Reed is not worth much more than that in NFL value. Just that the writer was overstating Reed's sacrifice.
     
  3. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    Me either. These days this is almost like a Bigfoot sighting!

    An NFL player who's not complaining about his money? Quick, somebody get a photograph!
     
  4. Fiddy

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    And do you know what makes it even more amazing??? He is from 'The U'
     
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    you mean the other 90% of the NFL?

    The Silent Majority.
     
  6. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    Or the "Secret Service". It's like those guys are invisible because your typical T.O. types suck up all the coverage. You can't hear that 90% over the roar that the other 10% make.
     
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    Not all guys from the "U" are whiners, See AJ.
     
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    aj's the one and only
     


  9. Fiddy

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    AJ and Reed, now who else doesnt whine who is from the U???
     
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    Havent heard much from Bubba Franks....
     
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    He's actually in the middle of a contract dispute with the Packers right now, but he's been relatively quiet much of his career. He wants more than what they tendered him this season. I believe his agent is Rosenhaus, and there is rumors of a holdout. However, Franks has said he only wants to play with the Packers next season.
     
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    Duane Starks, Dan Morgan, Santana Moss
     
  13. Fiddy

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    Starks (lack of production) and Morgan (injuries) dont have the right to talk.

    Not sure, but didnt Moss and Taylor refuse to go the Redskins training sessions this year???
     
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    Drew Rose-N-Louse is the agent for many of "the U" players.
     
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    Starks has a superbowl ring as part of the greatest defense in history (or among them) And he had 6 interceptions with 17 defensed passes. Thats VERY good. He was an important part of that 12-4 Ravens superbowl team.

    and Morgan has been to the superbowl. Is injury prone, but did have 100 tackles in 12 games in 2004. He is like a poor mans Urlacher.

    Both were starters at their positions. I think they got plently to hold their hats on. Starks certainly does.
     
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    And since his days with the Ravens, Starks has played a total 25 games over 3 seasons (missed the entire 2003 season) with a total of 100 tackles and a total of only 5 interception. He was just released this offseason. He is not as good as he once was and surely can't open his mouth over a contract or give a coach a tough time.

    Morgan is a very nice player, but he only has 4 career sacks over 4 years and has missed 22 games so I dont think he is in a position to complain about anything...

    They can hold their hats for what they have done but, as of right now, they arent in position to cry over something...
     
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    Oh sorry, I thought this was about accomplishments not complaining about contracts. Yeah right now Starks and Morgan have zero leverage.
     
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    Starks is on the Pats so if he wants to play, I doubt he will make a peep about making more money.
     
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    Please let's not forget the best of THE U..........Ray Lewis.
     
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