Ed Reed may play for the Patriots next season

Could Ed Reed be exactly what the Patriots need next year?

1/31/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Jan 20, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed at press conference after the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium. The Ravens defeated the Patriots 28-13.  Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/USA TODAY SportsAs Ed Reed prepares to play in the Super Bowl on Sunday, people are already talking about his future.

Will he retire, and walk off into the sunset with Ray Lewis, as some have suggested?

Will he come back and try to make it to the Super Bowl again with the Ravens?

Or, as some rumors have stated, will he end up in New England with Bill Belichick and the Patriots?

It's no secret that Belichick and Reed have admired each other for a long time. Belichick has made no secret of his appreciation for Reed over the course of his career, and has never had anything but good things to say about him.

It definitely goes both ways, as 'Reed says that he could definitely see himself playing for Belichick.'

This would be a convenient turn of events for the Patriots, whose biggest weakness over the past few years has been their pass defense.

Coupled with Devin McCourty in the defensive backfield, and possibly with Aqib Talib returning, the Patriots would suddenly be able to turn one of their weaknesses into a strength if they added Reed, and could instantly be one of the Super Bowl favorites once again.

Do you think the Patriots should target Reed in the offseason? If they do, do you think that he'd really sign with them, even after the bitter rivalry with the Ravens over the past few years? What's your take?
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