Look, I’m not saying Ed Reed isn’t a tremendous competitor. I’m not even saying that he doesn’t have the ability to be one of the best defensive players in the NFL. What’s curious to me is the amount of respect that Bill Belichick is showing him, publicly.
I think Belichick is very crafty and I believe he’s setting Reed up for trying to have a big day, now that all eyes are on him. Reed’s big game has been absent this year and he’s due. I think Reed is a very intelligent player and I don’t think he’ll allow himself to be served up. Then again, maybe Belchick was just handing out a compliment.