Part of the reason he got cut by Houston was because he whined that they were outcoached lol...that isn't going to happen here with his devotion to Rex.
That seems like the only reason why Houston showed him the door.. because I can't see his skills diminishing as quickly as being voted to the Probowl and winning a Superbowl in less than a year. Let's be real about something; the Texans have the best defense in the NFL. Moreover.. it's specifically their passing defense that's ranked #1 in the league. You're not going to convince me that Ed Reed didn't have a part in that. For all we know, ER may've went to upper-manager and told them this was going to be his last season.. and out of respect, they let him try to catch on with a playoff team.
If anybody can get the most out of Reed, it's RR. If Rex can take a bum like Maybin and get 7 sacks out of him, he'll find a way to utilized Reed. Rex often uses multiple packages with 3 safeties in a 3-3-5 set(s). It is in these formations where ER will be useful: Cromartie, Reed, Landry, Allen, and either Milliner or Wilson. Likewise, on formations where Rex loads up the front 7 with an extra player (Wilk, Snacks, Richardson, QC, Davis, Harris, Pace, and either Douzable or Ellis
) you can feel comfortable in Reed being your only safety back there. The move is also genius in having an insurance policy, if nothing else. If tomorrow Allen or Landry goes down with an injury, the Jets are still dangerous.
..anyway you slice it, you gotta love this move!
; Fans can say what they want about a possible wedge between Idzik & Ryan. But my God... Kellen Winslow, Dawan Landry, Antwan Barnes, Chris Ivory, David Garrard, Willie Colon, Mike Goodson, Braylon Edwards, Josh Cribbs, Mohamad Massaquoi, Brady Quinn, Greg Salas, David Nelson, Zach Sudfeld, Ed Reed.
Some worked.. some didn't. Regardless, he's feeding Rex an inventory! He's not just saying; “oh.. okay, you lost Jason Taylor, Trevor Pryce, Shaun Ellis, Kris Jenkins, all in one offseason.. but we'll supplement with DeVito, Maybin, Pouha, and 5 JAG's from the 6th round and practice squad. We'll replace Kerry Rhodes & Jim Leonhard with Brodney Pool & Eric Smith
” --the way Mike T starved Rex in 2011 & 2012! He's giving him players, and doing his absolute best in keeping a competitive team on the field.
Idzik > Tanny
Edited by Beezer34, 14 November 2013 - 01:54 PM.