Friday, February 1, 2013
More on Reed's future
By Tim Kavanagh
Baltimore Ravens S Ed Reed caused a bit of stir this week, with comments that he'd be open to playing for the New England Patriots (and HC Bill Belichick). Some believe that the Pats may have difficulty affording Reed along with some of their other internal FAs, but there's always some shuffling that can be done to accommodate desired targets underneath the salary cap. Nevertheless, there is some reason to pump the brakes on all the Reed-to-New England speculation.
"Of course I want to stay in Baltimore," Reed noted Thursday, via the Boston Herald, in an attempt to clarify what became a wild story. "I was asked, would I play for Bill Belichick? Yes. What football players wouldn't play for coach Belichick? Will I be in New England? Most likely not. It's just terrible that people get half the story. It's even more bad when you hear the comments that they make towards you. But it comes with it, man."
In an effort to bolster the idea that he'd prefer sticking in Baltimore, he later said, "I always said when I came into the league and got drafted that I didn't want to be one of those guys jumping from team to team. If it was up to me, I would be right in Baltimore. If it happens to be somewhere else, I can play football on the moon."
Lot of time remains -- and, ya know, the whole Super Bowl thing -- until we'll know Reed's final decision, but until that decision is made, the speculation is likely to continue, no matter what Reed himself says.