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    Rumor: Harbs wanted Reed gone



    Per PFT, which quotes Preston (I know), Harbaugh wanted Reed gone supposedly because Reed led that "mutiny" along with Pollard. Of course, Harbs would never publicly say he wanted Reed gone, and Pollard has already taken issue with the mutiny idea, but supposedly there was no bidding war.

    Don't know how much truth there is to these reports (consider the sources), but it's not unthinkable to me that Harbs did not really want an old, injury-prone, feast-or-famine player who cost the Ravens a lot of money. Just irrelevant and speculative at this point, though. The move's done, Reed's gone, and the secondary and whole team will probably benefit from it in the long run.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-ed-reed-gone/




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    John Harbaugh is not making his feelings known to Mike Preston
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    Re: Rumor: Harbs wanted Reed gone

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
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    Re: Rumor: Harbs wanted Reed gone

    The doghouse may be frustrating, but at least now he's opting to cut the players or not resign them instead of keeping their bloated contracts on the team and not playing them.




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    Re: Rumor: Harbs wanted Reed gone

    I think there were fans who wanted him to leave too but not because of some mythical reason; to improve the defense without costing so much. That's what good teams do
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    Re: Rumor: Harbs wanted Reed gone

    This thread should be merged with this one about Baltimore's former safeties and the "DRAMA".





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    Re: Rumor: Harbs wanted Reed gone

    Everything ive head in interviews was nothing but respect, both ways. Harbs said nothing but good things about Reed, which youd expect, and Reed went out of his way to give Harbs props. Both said they talked frequently during the process. If that wasnt true I cant see Reed doing that. To me that points to them at worst amicably separating. whether that was Harbs saying he respected him but wanted to move on is another story, one thats not really going to come to light.
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    Re: Rumor: Harbs wanted Reed gone

    John Harbaugh probably did want Ed Reed gone. If Ed Reed were in his prime, however, Harbaugh probably would have put up with the issue or tried to make it work. However, since Reed's skills were declining, the decision was easy.
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    Re: Rumor: Harbs wanted Reed gone

    The source of this is Mike Preston....that should tell you everything you need to know. The King of Conjecture.




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    Re: Rumor: Harbs wanted Reed gone

    Quote Originally Posted by akashicrecorder View Post
    Per PFT, which quotes Preston (I know), Harbaugh wanted Reed gone supposedly because Reed led that "mutiny" along with Pollard. Of course, Harbs would never publicly say he wanted Reed gone, and Pollard has already taken issue with the mutiny idea, but supposedly there was no bidding war.

    Don't know how much truth there is to these reports (consider the sources), but it's not unthinkable to me that Harbs did not really want an old, injury-prone, feast-or-famine player who cost the Ravens a lot of money. Just irrelevant and speculative at this point, though. The move's done, Reed's gone, and the secondary and whole team will probably benefit from it in the long run.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...-ed-reed-gone/
    Preston is a Skip Bayless wannabe. An attention mongering halfwit who is smart enough to realize that in terms of writing talent he is outgunned, so he utilizes polarizing viewpoints to generate interest in his articles and opinions.

    Far as John wanting Ed gone perhaps it is true. It could be true though that he real reason the wanted Ed gone was because he got tired of watching Ed try to shoulder tackle and escort guys out of bounds. Perhaps he decided that Ed's limitations outweighed the things he still could bring to the table. Every player is judged in this way. Its the reality of a salary cap. You cant just spend money and keep guys around just out of reverence. If there is any interest in bringing back Ed you set a number and stick to it. Based on his play and what Huff got to sign here that number was at best 2-2.5 million and that IMO is showing Ed some reverence even offering that much. If the Texans want to pay for the name then so be it. I love Ed, he is my favorite Raven but the Ravens would have been nuts to bid on Ed with the pricetag the Texans set.

    Even if Ed had no hand in the mutiny or even had he been instrumental in squashing it the decision they reached on him would have been the same IMO. They were never paying that much for Ed unless they had Bengal cap space to burn and they do not obviously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brien Jackson View Post
    Erm, why? Harbaugh doesn't call plays on either side of the ball, he's not some schematic guru who has built a roster and made top draft picks specifically to play his scheme, his record of picking coordinators is dodgy at best, and the Ravens are a premier organization. I'm not saying he's a bad coach, but let's not pretend that the Ravens would have a difficult time getting someone who could have similar success under the circumstances if they decided they want to go a new route.
    Laughable. Guy masterfully steered this team to 5 straight playoff runs, 3 AFC Championship games, a fucking SUPER BOWL, the second highest active winning percentage (and 11th highest all time) and you blithely suggest that it's because he's what? Lucky?

    And replaceable? Give me a fucking break.
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    Re: Rumor: Harbs wanted Reed gone

    Quote Originally Posted by ActualSpamBot View Post
    Laughable. Guy masterfully steered this team to 5 straight playoff runs, 3 AFC Championship games, a fucking SUPER BOWL, the second highest active winning percentage (and 11th highest all time) and you blithely suggest that it's because he's what? Lucky?

    And replaceable? Give me a fucking break.
    He never said it was due to luck. He just said that he brings no special acumen to the table as a HC on either side of the ball. He doesn't get involved in scheming for opponents. He doesn't call plays. So what does he offer that makes him irreplaceable?




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