Ed Reed: Bill Belichick 'blown away' by potential of me on his coaching staff

Ryan Hannable
August 07, 2019 - 9:29 am

Bill Belichick and Ed Reed have had a mutual respect for one another for years, and it was shown this past weekend at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

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Reed said in an interview he would love to coach again one day on Belichick's staff, and apparently told the coach himself.

"I told him I was thinking about putting in an offer to take his DB (defensive backs) job. He was blown away by that," Reed said Monday on The Dan Patrick Show.

The former Ravens safety tried coaching for one year as an assistant on Rex Ryan's staff in Buffalo, but it didn't work out. It's unclear how serious Reed is about coaching, especially under Belichick, but it wouldn't be the first time the Patriots coach has hired a former NFL player.

“I don’t know. I know Coach (Belichick) would be something I wouldn’t mind learning (from) how to be a better coach," said Reed. "I learned so much from watching him and understanding after winning a championship, knowing what it took to win a championship. I had a lot of coach-ear when I played and I think coaches could attest to that in the conversations we’ve had. … Just watching Coach Belichick over the years, interviews, what have you, his book, reading how book and how he conducted things for his team helped me become a better leader on my team."

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