Re: Reed Clears Waivers
posted at 11/13/2013 8:09 PM EST
From ED reed available thread....
OK granted. Now who can pull this off.? All the teams that Reed doesn't want to go to are just like houston.... Meaning if he don't wanna play there , they dont wanna pay him that money... as if a million bucks means nothing.
The only way this works is Belichick. Simple. The 2 guys finally get together and it will be great to see. Look for the announcement either later today or tomorrow.
You make a good point on paper but that is not what dictates this situation IMO. Oakland can claim him but they are known for throwing money at aging players (seymour) and getting burned. So no go, since reed will clearly underperform in that situation.
The other teams are possibilities of course but as ZBellino points out there is the cost value/roster puzzle that faces these teams in conjunction with the unknown with what you're getting i.e. motivation. Every team wants a motivated productive player . At this stage of Reeds career he will elevate his game and performance in only one place for one guy ... New England and Bill Belichick.
The only other possibility to consider IMO would be some kind of blocking strategy for some team (AFC perhaps) that makes the move to Block Belichick from getting Reed.
as of 3:00 PM Ed Reed not claimed on waivers, as predicted. Also the reason predicted was likely money since ED WERDER reports any team taking REED off waivers would be responsible for 2 million dollars. (in salary and dead money no doubt)...So Reed is about to be a free man to sit and chat with BB. Sweeet. Ravens have also turned their back on him, satisfied with James Ihedhibo.
So all you people out there get ready for MR.ED REED New England Patriot..... What he has left we are about to find out. IMO, more than his stats have shown.
posted at 11/13/2013 4:16 PM EST
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Schefter is reporting that Reed went unclaimed. He is now a FA.
That is the feeling I get also.
The feeling I get is a 35 year old player who gets one more chance at glory ... You want to go out like this....? After winning it all last year. Why not give it another shot while you can. All players regret walking away. 35 is not old for a guy with that talent.
Its a no brainer. BB pushes him hard and gets the value out or you find out for sure that hes done and its over. But You gotta find out.....! We could use him at the very least as an on field coach. Hes a smart player , a BB player. We need that experience right now, as in immediately. INstant cred . goinginto toughest schedule tests which only get tougher.
Is he signed yet...?
so... What is this thread about...????