Ed Reed may have already found a new home following his release by the Houston Texans, but that didn’t stop the safety from going out of his way to bash his former team as well as defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
Speaking to Baltimore media as part of the lead up to the New York Jets contest with the Reed’s original team the Baltimore Ravens.
In the interview Ed Reed blamed Wade Phillips for his being released from the Houston Texans well before his three year, $15 million contract was over.
“[He] basically just made sure I was leaving. Honestly, of all people, he’s probably the guy, the reason I’m not there,” Reed told the press.
That wasn’t where the comments stopped. The safety went into detail about the ways in which he feels that Phillips has been letting the Texans down.
“I don’t even know how to describe it. It was some interesting stuff I experienced with a different organization.” Reed explained. “[Phillips] is not a good fit for a lot of people who are still down there.”
“The truth is the truth. You’ve got to put your players in a position to make plays.”
Changing the subject from the Houston Texans to his new team, Ed Reed elaborated on why he chose the New York Jets to be his newest employer. The future Hall of Famer said that he is “very comfortable” with the defense that Rex Ryan and company have in place. “That was part of my decision signing here, knowing that I knew the defense and could come in here and be effective and not worry about all the B.S. that goes along with the business side of things.”
Ed Reed appears to like his new defensive coordinator in New York, but the Jets have to be wary of what the future might entail after he continues to bash Wade Phillips and the Houston Texans.