Close Article Return to stream X
NFL

New England Patriots Should Add Veteran Ed Reed For His Leadership

+Read full article

Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots are having a surprisingly good season. In fact, they might even be set for another Super Bowl run. They’re getting healthy at the right time, they have a quarterback who can play at an elite level and no one thinks they can do it. That basically describes the last four or five champions. The one thing they’re lacking? Veteran leadership.

You wouldn’t think that veteran leadership would be a problem for a New England team that has had so much success the past decade, but because of the typical roster turnover in the NFL they actually have a lack of players who know what it takes to go all the way.

One way they can fix that is to pick up Ed Reed off of waivers. Reed, a surefire first-ballot Hall of Fame safety, was recently released by the Houston Texans. While Reed is clearly not the difference maker on the field he was just a few years ago, he is a difference maker in the locker room. Reed brings leadership and experience, something the young and talented Patriots need.

This season is starting to shape up better than most expected in New England. Because of a weak conference they may end up with the second seed in the playoffs and a first-round bye. They can beat anyone in the conference, including the Denver Broncos who all of a sudden look mortal.

If the Patriots want to make a run at another Super Bowl for Tom Brady, it would do them good to pick up his one-time adversary Ed Reed so that Reed could help show the young New England defenders how to win championships.

Ben Sullivan is an NFL writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @bensullivan52, “Like” him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google.

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NFL Videos

Rob Gronkowski Grinds On Fox Sports 1 Reporter

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was a guest Fox Sports 1's 'Whitlock's House Party by the Bay' on Thursday afternoon, and the show naturally turned into a party considering the guest. Gronkowski recently revealed that he had once stripped at a bachelorette party in college, so when he was challenged to do so by the crew, he proceeded to get his moves on, and it was nothing short of glorious.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NFL Videos

Tom Brady Failed 2-Point Conversion Ends Game

The Denver Broncos played a masterful game against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots today. They were in his face the entire game, and this failed two-point conversion ended what was an exciting final few minutes of the game.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NFL Videos

Gronkowski's Miraculous TD Brings Pats Within Two

After making an absolutely amazing catch in double coverage on 4th-and-10 to keep New England's drive alive, Rob Gronkowski once again came through in the clutch despite having two defenders on him. Tom Brady was under tremendous pressure, and essentially just chucked it up for grabs in Gronkowski's direction. Gronkowski split the two defenders from behind and emerged for the miraculous touchdown reception.

Comment 0 Comments