Re: Its official; Ed Reed signs with Jests
posted at 11/15/2013 11:42 AM EST
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Certain types of people are drawn to Ryan. He is a defensive coach who challenges his players and gives them some free rein too.
I can't wait to see the people who thought he would work here come out now and trash him because it is the Jests.
Now ... I hope he really was gassed in Texas and it wasn't just Phillips' poor coaching.
Reed is dead to me! Haha.
All fans are like that to a degree.
I thought he could have contributed. I also thought BB would kick the tires, given Gregory's issues and NE's overall ussue with safety depth.
I also think he can help the Jets, though I think that team has bigger structural issues on the other side of the ball.
In the end, it's entirely possible that NE simply yawned over it and didn't do a thing because they think he is cashed out? Or maybe they submitted an offer? Maybe he chose the Jets because of more money, or Rex, or the scheme?
Unless something comes out ... we won't know.
And the conversation ends because he isn't a Patriot.
And at any given rate, Gregory has been decent this season, so I am MORE interested in finding out how long he will be out. After him it's Harmon and Wilson, who kind of look like the dregs right now.
He did kick the tires. Reed chose the jets. Not because he is greedy(he is making the vets minimum) like Rusty said. Maybe Rusty will admit he was wrong on his expert analysis this time? not likely.
Where is it printed he's making the vet minimum? This is his retirement bonus check. No way he plays fr the vet min.
For your reading pleasure:
By Darryl Slater/The Star-Ledger
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on November 14, 2013 at 4:06 PM, updated November 14, 2013 at 4:09 PM
Future Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed spoke to reporters for about 12 minutes after signing with the Jets on Thursday. A sampling of his most interesting comments …
--- Reed said he heard, in some form, from the Dolphins and Patriots during his brief free agency.
"I don't think either one of them wanted me in their conference,” he said.
But that’s right where he ended up – and in the AFC East, no less.
--- Does Reed think he has something left?
“I don’t think I’d be here if they (the Jets) didn’t think that,” he said. “I know what I know. I know what I feel and I know what I put into my offseason workout.”
--- Reed chafed at criticism of how he played in Houston, which cut him.
“When you critique me, you’ve got to critique everybody,” he said. “But it seems that Ed Reed is held to a higher standard – and I created that monster. I’ve been blessed to create that monster. I love it. I’m all for it.”
--- What keeps Reed playing at 35 years old?
“I love the game,” he said. “I love football. I’m going to play it until I can’t play it no more. I think that’s why God blessed me with the gifts that he did. Football is the sport of kings. It’s not about rings and all that stuff. Of course you want to get it, but it’s just something that you’re able to do for a short chapter of your life. I didn’t feel like this book was over yet. Obviously it’s not. I’m still playing. I just love the game. I have a big heart for it. My heart is pigskin and probably a football.”
The Jets on Thursday signed future Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed, who had cleared waivers after being released by Houston, and the star seemed to fit in immediately.
Wearing No. 22 -- which might be temporary -- Reed was at practice Thursday, joking with his new teammates. During stretching, assistant coach Jeff Weeks chatted with Reed. He then was approached by defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman, who showed him something on a piece of paper, possibly game-plan information.
The equipment staff adjusted his helmet -- the kind of thing that happens when you join a new team. Reed wears a visor on his facemask.
Reed chatted with head coach Rex Ryan, then jumped on the scout kickoff coverage team as the Jets practiced kick returns. He ran down field with full strides but not at full speed.
Was Jets' signing of Ed Reed the right move?
Reed, a five-time All-Pro and nine-time Pro Bowler, played from 2002-12 with Baltimore and won a Super Bowl last season. He signed with the Texans in the offseason. He has led the NFL in interceptions three times and has 61 career picks, seven of which he returned for touchdowns. Reed ranks 10th in NFL history in both interceptions and interceptions returned for touchdowns. He is first with 1,541 interception return yards and fifth with 13 non-offensive touchdowns.
He reunites with Ryan, who was the Ravens’ defensive line coach for Reed’s first three seasons in Baltimore and their defensive coordinator from 2005-08, before Ryan came to the Jets. Ryan said Wednesday that he had spoken with Jets general manager John Idzik about Reed.
It remains unclear what type of role Reed will have with the Jets, or what the 35-year-old will be able to offer in terms of production. The Jets’ starting safeties have been Dawan Landry, who was mentored by Reed as a rookie in Baltimore in 2006, and Antonio Allen, a second-year player who has been reliable in coverage on tight ends this season. If the Jets play Reed in a situational role, he could cut into Jaiquawn Jarrett’s playing time.
However the Jets use Reed, they are counting on him to bolster a pass defense that ranks No. 24 in the NFL with 251.4 yards allowed per game. Reed, renowned for his intensity since his college days at Miami, could also provide veteran leadership in the Jets’ locker room.
The Jets are getting Reed at something of a bargain: $412,000, plus $62,500 for each game he plays.
Reed is familiar with Ryan’s system, which means he could be able to pick things up quickly enough to contribute in Sunday’s game at Buffalo. But Reed was also benched by Houston, and was critical of the Texans’ coaches in the aftermath.
In seven games with the Texans (five starts), Reed had zero interceptions and 14 tackles. His game-by-game snap counts were 49, 63, 24, 37, 57, 32 and 13.