Originally Posted by KDWilliams85
I was waiting for someone to use the "Big fish in a small pond" comment:
Which would you rather be? A similiarly sized fish in a big pond or a big fish in a smaller pond?
I'd rather be a big fish in a small pond.
Ed Reed's talents are comparable to anyone else who plays on that defense. Why? Because they all do their job. He plays the same all the time. When someone goes down, the weight of the defense shifts to fit who is out there. The Ravens defense is so good because they all can pick it up and run. Other defenses crumble when their star player goes.
[View Full Quote]Ed Reed hasn't had the misfortune of having a defense collapse around him. So, you can't say that he's good because of only his talent. The others around him blow him up. He can do it all... but I won't say he's the best at what he does. Ed Reed seems better because of who he plays. He plays in a considerably weak division with the exception of Pittsburgh. He rarely plays against a team with an equally effective offense.
The only team that might give Reed some trouble this season is the Colts. Maybe the Packers...
Other than that, Ed Reed will dominate a significantly inferior offense.
Oh... and your comment about Roy having a bad season... him going to the Pro Bowl wouldn't reflect that. Nor would his statistics... still think he had a bad season?
I didn't think so.
Roy did have a poor season, IMO, and the Pro Bowl is 90% name recognition.
To argue that the only reason Reed makes plays is because he's on a good defense is ridiculous, he is the best player on that defense
It's better to be a big fish in the open ocean, which is what Reed is.