With multiple reports indicating that safety Ed Reed will be joining the Texans, the acquisition reverses a recent trend of veterans leaving Houston, voluntarily or otherwise.
G.M. Rick Smith addressed what at the time was a possible acquisition of Reed during a Wednesday visit with Pro Football Talk. Even without Reed, Smith believes that the Texans already have improved in the wake of their playoff loss at Baltimore.
“I just think when you look at the overall experience,and when I talk about what it takes to win a championship, there’s some intangible things that you can’t really measure,” Smith said. “But there are experiences that our team went through even as we have evolved we got a group of players that have played a lot of football together, and I’m talking about from [2006 to 2007], that group, , all those draft picks that we’ve kept together those guys have played a lot of football, been in a lot of situations and circumstances that they’ve learned from and I think over the last couple of years in the playoff environment we’ve learned and I think that will serve us well moving forward.”
Having a guy who has just climbed the mountain will serve the Texans well, too.