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Ed Reed...

Posted: 2/15/2013 11:42 AM

Ed Reed... 


I saw this 


New England Patriots
 

Free-agent match: S Ed Reed 

Analysis: This is no secret. Pundits began linking Reed to the Patriots before the final game in the playoffs was even played. Baltimore’s offseason priority will be making quarterback Joe Flacco one of the highest-paid players in the league. That means other good players like Reed, Ellerbe and defensive end Paul Kruger could be let go by the reigning Super Bowl champs. Reed and Patriots coach Bill Belichick have a lot of mutual respect for one another. On the field, New England’s pass defense led the NFL in passing plays allowed of 20 yards or more. Reed has the ball-hawking skills to turn those big passing plays in the interceptions. However, the future Hall of Famer will be expensive. 

Chances: Solid 

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I mean...nice player, big name...but IMO this a band-aid? This a Nash to the Lakers kind of thing? I would rather they keep Talib

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Posted: 2/15/2013 1:50 PM

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Looks like the Packers are going to release Charles Woodson too. Yeah, he's 37 years old, but for a 1-year deal?

Until the magnitude of the deal Fluke-o wants is revealed, we won't know the odds of Reed being available. The Ravens have to keep their QB, they don't have to keep Reed.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 5:01 PM

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^^^
Fluke-O
LOL
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Posted: 2/15/2013 6:46 PM

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We're not going to waste our time wondering if Ed Reed will come to New England, or anywhere else, are we?

I just don't see him playing anywhere but Baltimore.  Not gonna happen.

I haven't yet looked at who all is available as free agents this year.  I'm sure there are plenty of guys the Pats could or should go after.  But Ed Reed is someone I am not even giving a second thought.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 8:04 PM

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TNPatsFan wrote: We're not going to waste our time wondering if Ed Reed will come to New England, or anywhere else, are we?

I just don't see him playing anywhere but Baltimore.  Not gonna happen.

I haven't yet looked at who all is available as free agents this year.  I'm sure there are plenty of guys the Pats could or should go after.  But Ed Reed is someone I am not even giving a second thought.

Well id think about it alot more. Reed and belichick are friends, reed is a aging yet productive veteran, and the pats have a big need for his postion, and also have the cap space for this.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 9:57 PM

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Reed could add the missing intangible - much like adding Rodney did before.
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Posted: 2/15/2013 9:59 PM

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As a Ravens' fan I think Ed will be released unless he agrees to play for pennies really.  Ed's days of being worth a big contract are over.  For every big play he makes, he either misses a dozen tackles or is leaving cornerbacks out to dry a dozen times.  Ed is a great guy; one of my all time favorite Ravens.  He is a great with the fans.  He did a $99 signing a couple weeks ago at a local high school and ended up waiving the $99 fee if you donated $50 to the high school.  He was always an easy signature to get at training camp each summer and I probably have a dozen photos signed by him.  I think I wanted the SB XLVII win more for him than anyone else and he was absolutely giddy for days after the win.  It will be one of my favorite memories as a Ravens fan for years.

He isn't worth the big contract though.  In this age of salary caps, Ed is more a liability than a benefit.  He will make the big plays against inexperienced QBs like Kaepernick but not against Brady and Manning who know his game.  Ozzie won't roll out the carpet for Ed.  We need to sign Boldin way before Ed.

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Posted: 2/15/2013 10:53 PM

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And that would be the only way I see him playing for anyone else, if the Ravens decide to part ways.  And even then I think there are teams that would pay him a lot more than the Pats would.  The Pats do need safeties, and Reed could help, but that would only be short term.  Also, they need a bruising Rodney Harrison (or dare I say Bernard Pollard) type more than they need a center fielder.
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Posted: 2/16/2013 2:00 PM

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TNPatsFan wrote: And that would be the only way I see him playing for anyone else, if the Ravens decide to part ways.  And even then I think there are teams that would pay him a lot more than the Pats would.  The Pats do need safeties, and Reed could help, but that would only be short term.  Also, they need a bruising Rodney Harrison (or dare I say Bernard Pollard) type more than they need a center fielder.

What Ed Reed isn't is tough at this point in his career.  He fits the Patriots style of Football-lite though.  More fast and finesse.

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Posted: 2/18/2013 7:45 AM

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dokgonzo wrote: Until the magnitude of the deal Fluke-o wants is revealed, we won't know the odds of Reed being available. The Ravens have to keep their QB, they don't have to keep Reed.
Fluke-O, eh.  The dude has outplayed the Boy Wonder 3 straight times, 2 of those in AFCCG appearances in his own house.  And Joe won a 2009 WC game there too.

You are whistlin' past the graveyard, son.

 

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Posted: 2/18/2013 9:31 AM

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GalenSevinne wrote: As a Ravens' fan I think Ed will be released unless he agrees to play for pennies really.  Ed's days of being worth a big contract are over.  For every big play he makes, he either misses a dozen tackles or is leaving cornerbacks out to dry a dozen times.  Ed is a great guy; one of my all time favorite Ravens.  He is a great with the fans.  He did a $99 signing a couple weeks ago at a local high school and ended up waiving the $99 fee if you donated $50 to the high school.  He was always an easy signature to get at training camp each summer and I probably have a dozen photos signed by him.  I think I wanted the SB XLVII win more for him than anyone else and he was absolutely giddy for days after the win.  It will be one of my favorite memories as a Ravens fan for years.

He isn't worth the big contract though.  In this age of salary caps, Ed is more a liability than a benefit.  He will make the big plays against inexperienced QBs like Kaepernick but not against Brady and Manning who know his game.  Ozzie won't roll out the carpet for Ed.  We need to sign Boldin way before Ed.
We already have that guy in McCourty!!
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Posted: 2/18/2013 8:45 PM

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Those That think fluke-O won that wild card game against the Pats.....Wasn't lucky to get out of Denver with the win.....Won the Superbowl without the Niners choking....Think fluke-O is going to be winning more Super Bowls and help bring a modern day dynasty home...Well they are definitely whistling past the graveyard.

1 flukey year does not make a Brady career...lol
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Posted: 2/18/2013 9:04 PM

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The more the Ravens slatterns keep trying to convince themselves and everyone else of their team's "eliteness" the more delicious will be their downfall.

But I hope they pay Fauxco a billion fafillion gajillion shab-ab-dood-illion dollars. They don't need an OL or WR's or RB's with his eliteness out there, afterall.
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Posted: 2/18/2013 9:38 PM

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Me thinks there will be a drop off..

www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/83074360/
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Posted: 2/19/2013 11:05 PM

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dokgonzo wrote: The more the Ravens slatterns keep trying to convince themselves and everyone else of their team's "eliteness" the more delicious will be their downfall.

But I hope they pay Fauxco a billion fafillion gajillion shab-ab-dood-illion dollars. They don't need an OL or WR's or RB's with his eliteness out there, afterall.
I think your, now third call, for the Ravens imminent downfall is about as empty as your first two.  Yes, the Ravens beat the Pats handily and went on to beat a tough football team in the 49ers much to your chagrin.  Honestly, I think the Patriots downfall is more likely than the Ravens at this point regardless of your constant finger-crossing for the Ravens collapse.  Brady is on the downslide, Welker gone, your tight ends hurt all the time and your running backs brittle.  Good luck on that arrangement in the coming years.  If the Ravens can find a way to keep Boldin, which will be tough, they will be tough to stop for the next several years.  More than likely, the Ravens are Lee Evans dropped pass away from three Super Bowl wins since 2000.  How many do the Pats have again?

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Posted: 2/20/2013 12:09 AM

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It's not an idle taunt or finger-crossing. It's economics and an understanding of the dynamics of leadership.

Pats fans saw first hand what happens to a team when a number of veteran leaders leave the roster. And Pats fans watched with glee as the Jets struggled to field a deep roster as a result of a lopsided pay scale, and slipped into mediocrity (ok, and Rexy's tattoo).

Both of these things will be hitting the Ravens this season. 

The difference is, we won't be so boorish as to visit your board and gloat.
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Posted: 2/20/2013 12:39 AM

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Just a bunch of crackling crows that can't enjoy their own corn field.
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Posted: 2/20/2013 7:55 AM

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dokgonzo wrote: It's not an idle taunt or finger-crossing. It's economics and an understanding of the dynamics of leadership.

Pats fans saw first hand what happens to a team when a number of veteran leaders leave the roster. And Pats fans watched with glee as the Jets struggled to field a deep roster as a result of a lopsided pay scale, and slipped into mediocrity (ok, and Rexy's tattoo).

Both of these things will be hitting the Ravens this season. 

The difference is, we won't be so boorish as to visit your board and gloat.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 10:06 PM

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dokgonzo wrote: It's not an idle taunt or finger-crossing. It's economics and an understanding of the dynamics of leadership.

Pats fans saw first hand what happens to a team when a number of veteran leaders leave the roster. And Pats fans watched with glee as the Jets struggled to field a deep roster as a result of a lopsided pay scale, and slipped into mediocrity (ok, and Rexy's tattoo).

Both of these things will be hitting the Ravens this season. 

The difference is, we won't be so boorish as to visit your board and gloat.
I wouldn't compare the Ravens to the Jets organization but we can chalk up your third doomsday scenario for the Ravens and see if you can at least get into the ballpark.  You certainly aren't going to challenge Jimmy the Greek anytime soon with you prognostication skills from what I have witnessed.

As far as boorish Ravens fans visiting "Your" board, the last time I looked it was a forum for anyone wanting to discuss issues with the Patriots.  Feel free to visit "my" board anytime.  I never saw public electronic white boards as exclusive to anyone in particular.  Anyway, last night when I looked here, the top three threads were about the Ravens, so if these forums are exclusive to particular fan bases, you sure do seem to have an interest in "my" team.  Not to mention the amount of time you must spend searching for low IQ photos of Ray for your own amusement.  I think you have a Ravens fetish and I find it rather interesting to witness.  I will keep coming back during down times to see how consumed this board still is with the Raven.  The 49er fans moved on about two weeks ago.

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Posted: 2/20/2013 11:04 PM

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Tsk tsk tsk ... again with the Intardnet debate techniques ... I really thought you'd learned by now that it is ineffective to invoke such idiotically infantile idioms here. 

OK, show me exactly *where* I say this is "my" board ... oh, right ... I didn't ... but you did.

OK, show me exactly *where* I directly compared the Jets and Ravens ... oh, right ... I didn't ... I pointed to the effect an asymmetrical salary scale had on the Jets roster and mentioned that the Ravens will have the same economic issue this year.

Consumed with the Ravens? A fetish? My, what a sense of grandeur you have there. And, indeed, why not suckle at the feet of a team with a LB that skated on double-murder and a QB that was talking about how much money he wanted before the confetti was being vacuumed up.

No, you see, the draft is still a few weeks off and we need something to pass for amusement before the serious work of the season begins. And for once Rex and the Jets aren't providing the material. But we have Ravens fans to jab with point-ed sticks.

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