“It’s totally different,” Reed said in an interview with Texans Radio on June 9. ”Right now, I’m playing middle full-time. I also have to prepare to play outside too. I’m doing that as well. I have got to know a lot of stuff. I have to know a lot of adjustments and checks but it’s coming along. It just takes repetitions to see it. You can get it down paper-perfect but when you get down on the field, people are moving quickly and it’s a lot different. In that regard, it’s still a work in progress. There’s always things I can fix and improve upon but that’s just me being critical of myself.”
Now entering his fourth season, Reed likes being a versatile player and has absorbed a good amount of knowledge under position coach Mike Vrabel.
“It’s awesome,” Reed said of playing for Vrabel. “You know when you mess up and you know when you do something good. He’s bringing a different coaching style than what I’m used to and have had in the past. He’s a younger guy and he’s been there done that. He knows a lot, a lot, a lot about the game.”