Ed Reed Joins Bills Coaching Staff
The Buffalo Bills have just added a new all-pro to its team. No, not on the field, but as a defensive backs coach. The organization announced on Wednesday night that it has hired Ed Reed as assistant defensive backs coach.
"Ed Reed is going to be such a great asset to our team," head coach Rex Ryan said, via the Bills' website. "Obviously he's played in this system and been an MVP caliber guy in this system. He's going to be such a great asset for players. He's a real student of the game as well and he's going to be a phenomenal coach."
Reed is a five-time first-team All-Pro, nine-time Pro Bowler and 2004 NFL defensive player of the year,he last played for the New York Jets coincidently under Rex Ryan. "Having spent time with Ed in Baltimore and then New York, I can attest to the incredibly high level of professionalism he is going to bring with him to Buffalo. He's going to teach guys how he studies film, bring the guys along and add so much in that way."
The Bills have a strong core at the cornerback position with stud rookie Ronald Darby, and soon to be free agent Stephon Gilmore.