Now, let me preface by saying Ed Reed is a great safety. He permanently takes away the deep middle of the field and he has the knowledge and experience to be a vocal leader on a Super Bowl defense even if he never had to do so in Baltimore.
So what does that mean exactly? Well it means that what was once a strength for the Texans (their run defense) is now dependent on Brian Cushing's newly repaired ACL, and is even more at risk now that Ed Reed looks to earn a starting job. It also means that if the Titans can make good on their mission statement to be a running team, then the AFCS champions may need to watch over their shoulder.