Before I get started on the main story, there’s something I want to point out about this Sunday’s upcoming game between the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets. We all know that Ed Reed will be returning to Baltimore for the second time this season, now as a member of the Jets. What some people might not know is that Reed is now pulling the reverse Derrick Mason. In 2011, the Ravens released Mason in the offseason; Mason was signed by the Jets and returned to Baltimore to play the Ravens in Week 4. The Jets released Mason after the game, only for Mason to be picked up by the Houston Texans, who just happened to be playing in Baltimore for Week 5. Reed will now follow in Mason’s footsteps, only with the Jets and Texans reversed, and now nine weeks separating games. I just thought that was a fun little tidbit.
Reed will be at M&T Bank stadium this Sunday for probably the last time as a player. Reed made it clear to the Baltimore media this week that he would be very interested in coaching when his playing days are over. He also said that he’d love to coach for the team that he played with for most of his career, the Ravens. Reed has always been a guy that other players look up to, as he’s smart and a student of the game. There’s no doubt that Reed would make a great coach no matter who it’s for.
I say, if Reed goes into coaching in 2014 or beyond, then why not for the Ravens? I’d be alright with Reed starting out as a secondary coach for a few years, and then maybe defensive coordinator down the road. What do you say, Ravens nation?
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