HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – Wednesday afternoon, former Texans safety Ed Reed criticized the play-calling of his old coaches. And specifically singled out defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
After being asked about Reed’s comments, several Texans players responded.
“I’m all about my team,” said defensive end J.J. Watt. “And I would assume he’s worried about his. I guess if he wants to continue talking about us that’s fine.”
Before his stint with the Texans, Reed was teammates with Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson and center Chris Myers at the University of Miami. They weighed in as well.
“People have feelings. People feel certain ways,” Johnson told SportsRadio 610. “Maybe that’s something he felt when he was here. Other than that, I can’t really speak on it.”
Myers wouldn’t respond to Reed’s comments, but he backed his coaches play-calling.
“I played with Ed in college. And I’ve done it for a long time. He’s a great guy and a quality player,” Myers told SportsRadio 610. “He’s going to probably be a hall of fame player. But when it comes to the play-calling, leave it up to the coaches. And you know, whatever play they call, as long as we run it perfect it’s supposed to work.”
Despite his lack of production, Myers was happy the Texans brought the future Hall of Fame safety aboard:
“He’s a quality player. A much respected player in this league for a long time. And for any team to be able to get him is a huge asset,” said Myers. “Obviously it didn’t work out here, but he’s trying to make his due up in New York now. For us, it was a great chance to be able to have him and be a part of our defense. It just didn’t pan out. It was great having him while we did though.”
Reed will make his second homecoming to Baltimore this season Sunday, this time with the New York Jets. He was released by the Texans last Tuesday.
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