If Twitter's good for one thing, it's instant, often humorous, occasionally informative reacton to breaking news. Your Houston Texans cutting Ed Reed this morning was no exception to that maxim. Below are the standout tweets I've seen since news broke about the Texans parting ways with NINE-TIME PRO BOWL SAFETY Ed Reed late this morning.
Ed Reed allowed a perfect (100%) completion percentage to QBs targeting receivers under his coverage in 2013.— Ben Volk (@NFLBen) November 12, 2013
Just did the math, Ed Reed got paid INFINITY dollars per interception.— John Wessling (@johnwessling) November 12, 2013
If Ed Reed isn't starting & you are already 2-7, why pay him the additional $420K game bonus due if he had played each game moving forward?— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) November 12, 2013
Your big free agent safety acquisition, Ed Reed, is cut and your third round draft pick is cut. Very rough 2013 off-season for Texans— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) November 12, 2013
Ed Reed should sign a one day contract with the Highway 59 overpass so he can retire as an actual homeless person.— Sean Pendergast (@SeanCablinasian) November 12, 2013
Texans have released Ed Reed. Now he has the unemployed title to go with his unemployed look. pic.twitter.com/WwbvTvIoFa— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) November 12, 2013
So the trend continues with Ed Reed: players let go by Baltimore tend to be of little or no long-term value. Or, In this case, short-term.— Jason Cole (@JasonPhilCole) November 12, 2013
At least the Texans aren't boring. Releasing Ed Reed will fix all of the Texans problems. Yep. That'll do it.— Jerome Solomon (@JeromeSolomon) November 12, 2013
But how will we beat Brady now?!?!?!— Bun DBS (@deathbysexy) November 12, 2013
Ed Reed isn't stupid. He got accomplished what he wanted to by saying the team was outcoached. Guar $ & free to retire or sign for playoffs— Jayson Braddock (@JaysonBraddock) November 12, 2013
And finally, presumably tweeted while laughing all the way to the bank:
Thanks to the Texans! And the City of Htown!— Ed Reed (@TwentyER) November 12, 2013
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