Ed Norris: Ed Reed Is Not Done Yet

We took a ton of phone calls and texts regarding Mike Preston’s column in which he said the Ravens should have a conversation with Ed Reed and Ray Lewis about their ability to continue to help the team. First of all neither is done yet, but since most of the calls were aimed at Ed I’ll focus on him.

First of all let’s be honest and admit that as Ravens fans we are spoiled by having so many Pro Bowl and future HOF players. Because of this we get a bit jaded when they aren’t flawless. Show me another team that has players that are in the conversation with Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Haloti Ngata and Terrell Suggs. Good luck because you’re not gonna find one. So when Ed misses a tackle or hasn’t made a game changing pick we start to complain. I agree that it appears that Ed Reed may be avoiding contact sometimes to protect his neck from further injury. Instead of pointing out this perceived flaw how about the fact that he continues to play despite the very serious danger he is in every game. How about considering that lesser quarterbacks don’t have the courage to throw in his direction and his lack of interceptions may just be lack of opportunities.

Not only do I think Reed still has much to contribute as they chase the Lombardi trophy but I predict as the Ravens inevitably face the best quarterbacks in football, as they will during the playoffs, you’ll see Ed make some game changers.

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  • LaVerne Cash

    Thank you for your coments!!! Even if Preston was right (and I’m not saying he was) the begining of playoffs is not the time to be having that discussion. The proper time for that discussion is in the off season.

  • kjw

    Preston’s column is right in many ways but was of improper timing. I think Ray still has some gas in the tank, he was playing better before he got hurt. That being said he has been a liability on 3rd down and starting last year should have been taken out on occasion in passing downs. Reed is another story. Ed, I don’t know what you have been watching, but he is a shell of what he use to be. The injuries have caught up with him. I am familiar with what he is going through and am amazed he still lays it on the line out there. Watching him at the stadium all these years, he has regressed tremendously this year. It’s a shame but I really believe this will be his last year. I only hope he can win it all this year because he has given everything he had for this team.

  • Prasad

    My high school clroos were purple and gold (i.e. yellow). Just thinking about it brings back awful memories of our principal in a bright purple business suit/dress (where does one buy such things?). Good for you for resisting the obvious color combo and going with the black shoes! I love his rosy cheeks Mom, it’s 100 degrees out here!

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