Ed Reed joins Rex Ryan's Bills staff as an assistant DB coach
Reed is one of the great safeties in NFL history and he'll help Buffalo's coaches work with players at his old position.
It looks like former Ravens safety Ed Reed has found his post-NFL career: He's going to be a coach. The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday evening that Reed has joined Rex Ryan's staff as an assistant defensive backs coach.
Rex released the following statement about Reed joining his staff, via Bills PR:
Ed Reed is one of my four or five favorite players in the history of football, so I am totally, 1,000 percent geeked out by the prospect of him coaching DBs and breeding a new generation of ball-hawks to snatch passes out of the air.
And I'm not the only one. The prospect of Reed joining Buffalo's coaching staff is so exciting that even tight ends are getting pumped up about it.
I'm not even a DB but I'm hyped lol That's dope! https://t.co/eeVnAY2lxT— MarQueis Gray (@MarQueisG) January 14, 2016
In Reed's Hall of Fame-caliber career with the Ravens (and Texans and Jets, technically, but we don't have to acknowledge that), he had 64 total picks, which ranks as the seventh most in NFL history, per Pro Football Reference. His seven career pick-sixes are tied for 11th. With the Ravens alone, he recorded 606 tackles, six sacks, 136 passes defensed, four blocked kicks, 11 forced fumbles, 10 fumble recoveries, 61 interceptions and eight total touchdowns in 11 seasons, four of which came with Ryan serving as the team's defensive coordinator.
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