So gentleman....let's review. What have we learned about Eric Reid from this thread?
1) He was hurt for half of the 2012 season and thus could not perform at his peak level...or anywhere near it...but he played anyway. Shows he is very tough and a team player.
2) He was a team captain and understandably, tried to do too much when he found himself surrounded in the secondary with extremely inexperienced underclassmen. Shows he took his responsibilities seriously.
3) He is very intelligent, fast (4.5 40 yd.), athletic (40" vertical), has long arms (a Baalke trait
), can play sideline to sideline, hits hard, and is a diligent film room guy. Shows he has all of the physical skills necessary to be a good player as well as a strong work ethic.
4) He loves the game of football and really wants to be a great player. Shows he has great intangibles that often separate great players from merely talented ones.
I may have missed a point or two... Anything else to add?
[ Edited by nw9erfan on May 4, 2013 at 12:43 PM ]