As Ed Reed prepares to take his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, teammates, friends and coaches from his Ravens, college and high school years reflect on the legacy of the legendary Ravens safety with their favorite memories and never-before-heard stories.
I think they ran a deep comeback that they caught in front of me, and so we knew he was going to run it again. We kind of had a look. They did hurry up right to the line, and we could tell that meant they were going to rerun the play. We kind of exchanged a look, which meant I would sit on the comeback, and I did sit on the comeback. I think it was Reggie Wayne who threw his hand up to convert from a comeback to a go, and Ed ran over top and intercepted it.
It just was really impressive. It just speaks to how smart he was, outsmarting Peyton Manning on that particular instance, and it was fun and impressive. I think about that play all the time.
Issue 255: June/July 2019