Originally posted by kap2crab:
Man I sure feel for Reid. He loses Whitner, who I'm sure was the guy he was closest to on the team and real big mentor and leader for him. Then he loses the 2 corners that played the most for the team (Brown, Rogers) and the only other corners returning (Brock, Culliver, Wright) were either out all year or in and out of the lineup. No real familiarity for him in the secondary and he's still just a 22 year old pup finding his way in this league. I know deep down that letting Whitner walk when he got offered that much money was the right decision, but keeping him would have been so great for Reid. Sucks.
Pretty sure he'll have a lot to learn from a guy like Bethea. An experienced veteran safety whose playing style is more similar to that of Reid's, I think it could be a great pairing.