Ed Reed: Playing, coaching inconsistent

November, 10, 2013
11/10/13
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Houston Texans safety Ed Reed didn't see much playing time again on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals.

And as he watched as the Texans let another halftime lead, albeit a smaller one than last week, Reed had some thoughts.

I touched on this a bit in my Locker Room Buzz, but here is more context to Reed's thoughts on how the Texans played.

"Arizona played their best ball," Reed said. "We played really well outside of certain situations. Certain situations, we just got outplayed and outcoached."

Would he expand? He sure would.

"If you're watching the game, it's not no-brainers," Reed said. "Certain situations we have to get off the field. We need three-and-out. You have to also come out as an offense and move the ball. We can't go three-and-out and put your defense on the field that quick. That drive that they had, I'm looking at it like guys are a little fatigued because I know if you don't control the ball as much, offensively and defensively, you're going to get fatigued. They're going to get plays.

"Eventually, they're going to figure out what you're doing if you're doing the same old things."

Reed isn't the first person to address the Texans' predictability, but to hear a player say it is interesting.

He added that he would have liked to be on the field more and indicated that he stopped short of expressing his true feelings.

"I'm just doing what I'm told for the most part," Reed said. "At the same time, I know a lot of football. I know a lot about football. I know a lot about this game. I'm not just watching it blind. The stuff I do know, I can't say to you guys because it is a team sport and I do look at it from a coaching perspective as well. There's lots of soul searching, top to bottom, that needs to be done as coaches and as players."

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Tania Ganguli

ESPN Houston Texans reporter

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