If someone would please explain to use why Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed is talking about playing for another team just days before the Super Bowl, we’d really appreciate it. What is he thinking? He’s the unsung hero of the NFL‘s most respected defense and he’s about to play in the HarBowl, but he’s talking about his pending free agency. That alone would be bad enough, but he’s specifically talking about playing for the New England Patriots. Say what?!
In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Ravens and Patriots have formed a pretty awesome rivalry in the AFC playoffs over the past few years. It actually began when the Ravens were the only team to beat the Patriots in the 2007 NFL regular season, but were robbed because of an ill-advised timeout by then-Baltimore head coach Brian Billick. Since then, they’ve taken part in some pretty epic battles in the regular season and playoffs and this year was no different.
So the fact Reed is talking about playing for the Patriots right before the Super Bowl and right after the Ravens topped the Patriots in the AFC title game in Foxborough is mind-boggling. That’s not what a leader and a teammate does, especially before the biggest game in the world. Ray Lewis needs to get a hold of his odd buddy and set him straight. Who wants to play for Bill Belichick and not John Harbaugh?