Special Inside the Jet Press Film Room: Ed Reed

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This one is from later in the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Charlie Batch is at quarterback for Pittsburgh, and you can see the prowess of Ed Reed as plain as day. Look at his eyes. Pre-snap, watching everything that Batch does.

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It’s like a broken record, because Reed is still watching the quarterback’s every move.

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OUt the football comes. Like I said before, Reed knows where it is, he knows where it’s going………

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He shows us he can go and get it. He makes the pick in the end zone, and returns it back another 34 yards.

He is a ball-hawk. He knows where the ball is, he knows where it’s going, and he can go get it.

Why is this so important? It allows the other defensive backs to cover more aggressively. Why? They know they have Ed Reed helping behind them. They can take a few more chances, with that security blanket back there.

Don’t get me wrong, Ed Reed is 35, not 25. He won’t be out there every play, far from it. But when he IS out there, he will pay dividends.

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  • Paul Newbold

    The ball hawk skills might produce some turnovers. However, by many reports Reed has slowed and past his physical prime at 35. I think where Reed will be valuable most is getting this secondary to come together. He’s a football smart guy, knows this defense well, and read’s quarterbacks better then most safeties. He is a future hall of famer and if he can pass on even a little bit of those skills onto our young safeties, its makes for a great signing! Stop gap signing as it is, it should work out just fine for the Jets!!