Yesterday Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed was asked about playing for the New England Patriots. His response was this:
“Yeah, oh yeah, man, I could definitely play for coach Belichick,”Reed responded. “He is a great coach. I’m sure he can help me to expand my football knowledge even more as a player and as a coach, so if I’m ever able to be around him, just like I was at the Pro Bowl, it’s huge.
“It’s the reason why I wear my sweater cut off a little bit. He’s the first guy I saw like, ‘That’s cool.’ You know, that’s cool. He cuts those sweater sleeves, and he’ll be comfortable. So there’s a reason why. Most people will tell you around the facility that’s how I look. It’s just a blessing to even have met, to know coach Belichick.”
Thanks to BlackSportsOnline for the quote.
The man love has been well documented. But would the Pats go after Reed? They’ve developed Devin McCourty to be that free safety. He’s not in the same league as an even aging Reed but would bringing in Reed derail his progression?
I like Felger’s idea of bringing in Bernard Pollard. He’s definitely an upgrade over Gregory and Chung. In fact my bold prediction is Chung won’t be back. Another wasted high second round pick. The team already cut ties with Ron Brace, so Chung wouldn’t shock me.
Some will say to just have McCourty and Reed both out there playing safety but they’re both free safeties. If you think that’s how the league is trending and you don’t need a strong safety, go for it.
My one fear is Belichick’s last Pro Bowl man crush, Chad Ochocinco. I’d hate for Reed to be a bust. But it’d be interesting to say the least having him back there hopefully solidifying the Pats defense.