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    Re: Rams sign former FSU CB/Returner Greg Reid

    Apparently Reid had a penchant for big plays when he was healthy. If he is healthy again, and has his head on straight, he could contribute. I could care less how tall he is, if he can cover he's got value, let alone his return skills. RebelYell mentions Cory Ivy in regards to Reid's size. I remember Cory well, there was a lot of fight in that dog.


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    Re: Rams sign former FSU CB/Returner Greg Reid

    It didn't cost a draft pick, didn't have to make deal for him, isn't a serious hit on the salary cap and those are his administrative upsides. Now he has a second chance, and its up to him if he is going to give it his best to make something of it. I did read on GOOGLE his history and yes some pretty big boneheaded mistakes and a lot of bad luck.

    Makes me wonder how a guy is size would blowout his ACL twice; is he that athletic that he over does it? At worst its a failed experiment and he is shown the door, at best he is a first string player in the lineup. For the Rams its a win-win; they either have a CB that didn't cost them anything or they don't. Might be one of those nuggets of Gold all fans dream about finding their way on their team

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    Re: Rams sign former FSU CB/Returner Greg Reid

    I can tell you from practicing with him and seeing him play his size is not as much of a factor as you would think. Yes I imagine he is being brought here for returns but he did remind me of a young Champ Bailey when I used to throw against him and how quick he could seem to close on a route regardless of how opened it seemed to look from the pocket. My only concern that will get him picked apart in the pros is that he tends to try to bait the QB....He will allow the receiver a good amount of space to give the QB a window and then 9 times out of 10 he is able to either jump the route or is quick enough to catch up to the WR and swat it away.....As we know though, this does not work at all in the pros as you are facing the best, the fastest, and the smartest in regards to the football world. I hope he can be broken of this habit or has already been when he went to Valdosta (I do not imagine he would have been though as he was prob the best player there)
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    Re: Rams sign former FSU CB/Returner Greg Reid

    He's an undrafted free agent just like Ray Ray, Benny Cunningham, McLeod or Pointer except before his injuries he was considered an elite prospect. Love the signing. Zero risk, terrific reward potential.

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    Re: Rams sign former FSU CB/Returner Greg Reid

    Greg Reid was a stud in college. I'm sure we can find a place for him if he stays out of trouble.

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    Re: Rams sign former FSU CB/Returner Greg Reid

    I like it, sounds like he has a lot of potential for a cheap price..

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    Re: Rams sign former FSU CB/Returner Greg Reid

    Quote Originally Posted by RebelYell View Post
    About the same size as Cory Ivy and he had a solid NFL career. Height of CBs is over rated.

    A 6'3" CB that can't keep up with a receiver isn't worth a small fraction of a 5'8" CB that sticks to the receiver like white on rice.
    Good point. We'll see if / how this young man takes advantage of his opportunity. Many others have!




    From ArrestNation.com, July 11, 2012...

    Name: Greg Reid
    Team: Florida State University (College Football)
    Charges: Driving on a Suspended License, Possession of Marijuana
    Story: Florida State University cornerback Greg Reid was arrested late Tuesday (July 10, 2012) in Lowndes County, Georgia.

    Reid, a senior, was arrested following a traffic stop. He was later released after posting bond.

    Former FSU defensive star Greg Reid to get his shot in the NFL
    See the Fox Sports article here (copy / paste):

    MSN.foxsports.com/florida/story/former-fsu-defensive-star-greg-reid-looking-for-that-one-shot-to-the-nfl-032314

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    Re: Rams sign former FSU CB/Returner Greg Reid

    Here's hoping. Might just be me, (love to see the stats, but am too lazy to look them up),
    but it sure seems the D does well on 1st and 2nd downs, only to give up a 1st down pass on 3rd down, over and over again. We didn't really have a nickel last year, and if he works out - great.
    Might even push JJ a little.
    "the Heart Lies and the Head Plays Tricks with us, but the Eyes See True".

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