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Mike Reed Talks Amerson, Agent Runners


Former NC State defensive backs coach Mike Reed recently spoke at length with The Washington Times about David Amerson, who was drafted by the Washington Redskins. When asked about what the staff tried to do to get Amerson to stop sitting on routes and improve his eye discipline, Reed offered an interesting response:

Q: How much did you guys talk to him about that last year and try to get him to make the adjustment?

MR: "I mean, you try to and you try to, but there's one entity you can't defeat: agent runners. You know what I mean? You can't defeat them. I can't watch what he does all day and night. I'm sure those guys were beating down their door. They were calling him on the phone. I mean, hey, he's a young kid. He's impressionable. People are telling him he's the No. 5 cornerback in the country. You've got a pressure going right now. And, hey, he didn't handle it the correct way. Now he's a pro. He's going to have learn this is what I need to do to be a professional. It's one of those things where sometimes it takes some good and some bad to bring out the good."