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Beginning to think we should have pulled the trigger on Ed Reed

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Nirvana, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    I know this is a loaded question, but I was actually at their game today with really nice seats. He played well. Definitely has lost a step, but still very instinctive. Thought he played okay despite not being there for more than a week.
     
  2. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    It's not intended to be a loaded question. I'm actually curious to know how he played.
     
  3. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    He played well. I'm not ready to rue yet though.
     
  4. mahoneybill

    mahoneybill Well-Known Member

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    The mighty have fallen this year, Raven, Atlanta, Texans, one SB winner and 2 prior up and comers.
     
  5. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    He got the vet minimum for a 10-year vet. So it was $940k.
     
  6. TheXFactor

    TheXFactor Well-Known Member

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    And so he picked the Jets?
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  7. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    He really helped that Jets secondary today!
     
  8. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Yes, any money he gets comes odf the books for Houston unless the new team pays more than the original contract. In other words, his salary was guaranteed with Houston. He is actually playing for free but gives himself a better chance to get a job next year by continuing to play now.
     
  9. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Got credit for 1 solo and 2 assisted tackles in leading that defense in holding down the Buffalo offense to only 30 points.
     
  10. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    I believe it was Ed Cahill on Cowboys Break that said the team should sign Ed Reed if they really wanted to win, otherwise keep Heath and company..........................OUCH...............LOL
     
  11. Beast_from_East

    Beast_from_East Well-Known Member

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    Opie has been horrible from day 1...........................hard to regress when you start out sucking.
     
  12. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    Day 1 was a 33-20 win for a 1-7 team at NY against the Giants. But I get it. You don't like Coach Garrett and think this team should be walking away with the division the last two seasons.
     
  13. Dracula

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  14. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    In other news, Will Allen made a game saving int for the Steelers....
     
  15. StarBoyz83

    StarBoyz83 Well-Known Member

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    Hes had like 4 Ints since he left. Lol
     
  16. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like he doesn't have much of a grasp on how the NFL Salary Cap works
     
  17. Nirvana

    Nirvana Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is he was signed to the vet minimum by the Jets, as his salary is still being paid by the Texans. Sounds like a pretty good deal to me.
     
  18. Nation

    Nation Well-Known Member

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    I more-so meant he doesn't have an understanding relative to where the Cowboys are at for Reed. If we signed Reed and then had another injury spell we'd be filling it with undrafted free agents.
     
  19. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    C'mon, fellers, this lets-sign-an-aged-banged-up-player thinking is so old and unoriginal.
    Think young, think healthy and think relatively cheap.
    That is the model for a team that wants to rebuild.
    The Ed Reeds of this world half played well and loyally but there comes a point when a team has to look past the name and ax: How is he playing this year? Is he on the ascent or descent? In Reed's case, two teams half discarged him not because he was good but because he is way over the hill.
     
  20. Derinyar

    Derinyar Well-Known Member

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    What I was saying is that for a chance to get him we had to claim him, not wait for him to clear waivers. I think we would have had to accept his contract. I think he went to the jets because a former coach was there that he trusted to use him right. He has no ties to us.
     

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