Sometimes people can be silly. This article is in response to a question that was asked on the weekly mailbag session on Baltimoreravens.com. The question, of course, was if Ed Reed would be the next defensive backs coach for his former team the Baltimore Ravens. Pardon me as I scoff.
I can understand, though. After all, Reed is probably the second most revered Raven off all time behind only the great Ray Lewis of course. The unthinkable happened last year when Reed walked via free agency and signed with the Houston Texans. Reed’s tenure in Houston didn’t fare so well as he was benched and eventually released by the Texans. Reed was quickly picked up afterwards by his former DC in Baltimore, Rex Ryan, to play for the New York Jets. Reed fared a little better with the Jets, but clearly his best days are behind him. I had been saying this for the past two to three years. I guess some fans were just trying to put two and two together in hopes that Reed would retire and return home to Baltimore to fill a coaching void he could be successful at. That’s just wishful thinking, nothing more.
The fact of the matter is that Reed is still under contract with the Jets for two more years, and he’s already expressed his desire to play in 2014 and beyond. Personally I think Reed would make a great coach someday and hope it would be back with the Ravens, but now is just not the time.
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