The New York Jets safety is no longer the hard-hitting, ball-hawking youngster who could single-handedly change a game. But, Reed insists, he’s still pretty darn good.
Rookie quarterback Geno Smith has struggled mightily lately, having completed 25 passes in his past three games. That’s 25 total — eight against New Orleans, eight at Buffalo and nine against Baltimore.
“That guy with the hard hat on, is he still here?” the safety said Wednesday. “I need him getting the whole stadium crunked.”
The Ravens hope to exploit Geno Smith’s inexperience, but won’t overlook his strengths at quarterback.
Because the Giants never lost faith and always believed, here they are, on Sunday, with a chance they could have only hoped for a month ago.
Ed Reed wouldn’t mind doing his part in improving New York’s turnover total this Sunday. After all, Reed is going back to Baltimore. Again.
We have to understand that there’s still a long six weeks to go in this season. So I implore you–let’s wait until it all plays out before we make any more definitive judgments.
Santonio Holmes returns to the Jets’ lineup after missing five games with a hamstring injury.
Certainly it is a comfortable situation, Ed Reed is reunited with Rex Ryan and Dennis Thurman from their days together in Baltimore, and Reed in a defense in which he fits like a glove.
The return of Santonio Holmes and Kellen Winslow should give the Jets’ offense a big lift.
Don’t be shocked if Reed helps the Jets win one or more games the rest of the way. If that one win gets the Jets to the postseason, the signing will prove worthwhile.
What was supposed to be a rebuilding year has instead made a complete and total turn. The Jets are now pointed up and the signing of Reed proves it.
How might these two perform? Ah, that’s the rub. The names are nice, but names don’t win football games.
The New York Jets and nine-time Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed have agreed to terms on a contract, reuniting coach Rex Ryan with one of his favorite players.
Ed Reed may not be the player he once was, but he’s certainly still enough of a player to help the young Jets become men. And he’s here now for one reason and one reason only. Rex Ryan.