by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/5/13) Jets free safety Ed Reed, who might be losing playing time for his second team this season, defended himself on Thursday. He claimed he had two years of football left in him, per The Associated Press.
Reed added that he doesn't worry about media or fan criticism. He might soon be spending more time not worrying on the sideline, however. The team is planning to increase the game reps of promising second-year safety Antonio Allen, who lost his starting job to Reed earlier in the year.
Antonio Allen slated for more playing time
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/5/13) The signing of future Hall of Fame free safety Ed Reed has taken a severe toll on the playing time of second-year safety Antonio Allen. Allen played in 63 percent of the snaps in the first nine games and just 11 percent since as Reed has been on the field 91 percent of the time, per the New York Daily News.
That ratio could be changing, however. The Jets have performed no better against the pass since the arrival of Reed, who has yet to be on the winning side this year. Rex Ryan said he is planning on giving Allen more reps.
"(Allen) continues to play at a high level and I have to get him on the field more," Ryan said.
The Jets host Oakland on Sunday.
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When Rex Ryan took over as the head coach of the Jets they used to have a dominant defense. Not anymore. The Jets struggled in 2012 for the second year in a row, and the DST is no longer a viable option. Maybe that will change in 2013, but the Jets DST should be considered just a No. 2 Fantasy option in the majority of leagues, especially with Darrelle Revis now in Tampa Bay. Rookie Dee Milliner will try and replace Revis, but he has big shoes to fill. We would not draft the Jets DST in the majority of leagues. (Updated 5/15/13)