Lewis and Reed on the sidelines could be of great help in mentoring younger players, but as long as they're on the field they are just delaying the inevitable and keeping players that need the PT to develop from getting it.
Ed has 20 passes defensed. Spin it any way you like it, but that is a LOT. More than any other Free Safety. He has 4 picks. 2 Free Safeties surpassed that number this season so far. 2.
Now, again. I am NOT saying we should give Ed a big extension. In fact, I think we have more pressing concerns and we're going to have to take a step down at Free safety in all likelihood.
But to characterize Ed as no good any more isn't accurate. He is still playing pretty well. Stats may deceive at times, but 20 broken up passes and 4 picks are what they are.
Ed is playing better at his position than Ray at this point. Sadly, we will likely have to part ways with one or both and that leaves us short on leadership.
In the end, all I care about is winning games. Now we may differ in our opinions of just whom is to credit with the fact that we win as often as we do, but we'll leave that at rest.
I'm "dealing with it" just fine. But then again, there are still some chapters to be written on this season. And those chapters sir, are going to go a long way towards revealing whether or not your prediction is accurate. I hope we have a magical playoff run, but the truth is, we have no idea what to expect from week to week.
I am not saying I don't see where some of you are coming from, but honestly, how many safeties are better than Reed right now? For that matter how many centers are better than Birk? I'd have to say not many. Age is only a number. They play younger than their age even if they aren't what they once were.
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