Baltimore Ravens

Ed Reed to retire?

Former Hurricane and current Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed told Peter King of Sports Illustrated after his team’s loss to the Colts Saturday he may retire. Reed, 31, said after the game a nerve impingement in his neck may force him to call it quits in the prime of his career. Reed added, “I’ve been thinking about it often, and I’m thinking about it now.”

Read King’s entry on his blog about the Reed situation by clicking here.


Ed Reed

Former Hurricanes defensive back Ed Reed had a second-quarter interception and two tackles during the Baltimore Ravens’ 33-14 victory over the New England Patriots last Sunday. Reed now has six interceptions in as many playoff games all-time.

Tavares Gooden

Tavares Gooden led the Ravens with eight tackles during Baltimore’s 33-31 defeat to the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday.

Ravens blogger Steve Hasler wrote: “Tavares Gooden finally revealed what all the buzz has been about him. He showed great instincts, covered receivers well, ran hard to the ball, showed uncanny speed, reacted and shed well, tackled hard and in fact led the team in tackles. Gooden’s best play may have been streaking across the field to catch Peterson from behind after Reed let him escape.” You can see that play, at about 2:45 into the highlights, here.

Ray Lewis

While many former ‘Canes had great games and better numbers during Week 2 of the NFL season, Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens stands out for one play.

On fourth-and-two in the final minute at San Diego, with the Ravens leading by five, the Chargers had the ball at the Ravens 15 yard line. Lewis blasted through the line and tackled Darren Sproles, arguably one the fastest players in the league, for a four yard loss to clinch the win.

Rodney Harrison, of NBC’s “Football Night in America,” called it “the greatest play of Ray Lewis’ career.”

Baltimore offensive coordinator Cam Cameron told Sports Illustrated’s Peter King after the game, “you couldn’t believe it when you saw it. First the speed of the play. You can’t appreciate how fast Ray was going and how hard he hit Sproles unless you were there live. But that play was so big in the game, and to have Ray make it as powerfully as he did. Just amazing.”

The photo of Lewis above is from the 1995 season with the Hurricanes.

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