Mike Preston's Ravens observations heading into Week 3
Columnist Mike Preston shares his thoughts on a number of Ravens-related developments as the team prepared for its Week 3 game against the Houston Texans at M&T Bank Stadium.
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Reed-ing the defense( Dave Kaup, Reuters / October 7, 2012 )
It's interesting listening to the Ravens put their spin on former safety Ed Reed returning with the Texans. It's like he doesn't exist.
"We haven¿t had any out of the ordinary conversations that we would about any other safety," Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell said when asked if he has had any conversations with Flacco about Reed. "He's a great one, he's been here and everybody knows him. It's kind of a given. He's not someone we have to discuss and say, 'Hey, this is what this guy does.' We know what he does; we know how good he is. We know how talented he is, and we know how smart he is. He¿s a very, very, clever guy back there. Maybe some unspoken conversations have been had, but everybody is aware of him, and he presents a great challenge."
Come on, Jim.
Everybody knows that the Texans were vulnerable against the pass last season which is why they signed Reed. And you and head coach John Harbaugh know that Reed likes to gamble and jump routes. I would say you have a couple of plays waiting for Mr. Reed.
Warning: Flacco can't throw those long moon ball passes. Reed can still cover a lot of ground and he will eat those up.