Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/9/14

BALTIMORE - SEPTEMBER 27: Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens defends against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on September 27, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ravens defeated the Browns 34-3. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
Today, Ed Reed will be introduced to the Houston media in a press conference. In a lot of ways I wish that he was being introduced in a New England press conference today, but overall I think we’re better off with Adrian Wilson. The inconsistent, and at times dreadful, play of Steven Gregory and Pat Chung is what lead to most of the huge plays over the top. McCourty’s side of the defense was usually well covered, which meant the Patriots primary focus was to secure the other side. You can’t get much worse than Chung and Gregory, but that doesn’t mean you overreact and pay big money to get better on that side. Adrian Wilson signed a 3-year, 5 million dollar deal that pays him just one million in 2013 and 1.5 the next two years; keep in mind he was an all-pro at one time. Recently, Reed just signed a 3-year deal worth 15 million in which he’ll be making 6 million the first year. Realizing that there is a significant gap in talent, that is a huge gap in price. The Patriots had more ...
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