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.
We expected that Ed would be a really good player and play a long time. What we got was even better. He became so good that I would watch our games and think, "It's Ed Reed time." Sure enough, many times he would make the play that made the difference in the game. ... Baseball has closers, the guys who come in and complete the win. With Ed, we had as close to a closer as you could have in football. He ended games. It's remarkable how many passes he knocked down or he intercepted, or he made the tackle that gave us the win.
Issue 255: June/July 2019