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Ed Reed apologizes for bad day in blowout win

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Even after a 35-point blowout, some Ravens players aren’t satisfied.

In fact, veteran safety Ed Reed apologized, via Twitter, for his play in the 55-20 win over the Raiders. His missed tackle, which led to a 55-yard touchdown by Darrius Heyward-Bey, helped keep the margin under 40.

Just had a bad day,” Reed tweeted. “Not perfect, though we try!”

“That’s the thing about Ed he’s a great player,” coach John Harbaugh said, via Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. “He’s definitely his own worst critic, his own strongest critic. He has a really high standard for how he’s going to play ,and I’m sure that’s reflected in his comments. I thought he played well. Ed sets a high bar, and he usually reaches it.”

Reed also suffered a stinger in his right shoulder during the game and didn’t finish, though that could have been a call-the-dogs off move like not playing Haloti Ngata, who was given the day off to rest from injuries. Harbaugh said he talked to Reed about coming out, and Reed said it was his call to not continue.

“These guys have a lot of pride,” Harbaugh said. “These are some of the most competitive men and athletes in the world, and that’s how that conversation goes sometime in a game like that. That’s the way that one went.”

There will be days when the Ravens need them much more, coming up soon, so letting them watch a blowout was the right call, by whomever made it.

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5 Responses to “Ed Reed apologizes for bad day in blowout win”
  1. waynefontes says: Nov 13, 2012 7:51 AM

    Call me crazy, but I think Ravens fans will be able to forgive him.

  2. swagger52 says: Nov 13, 2012 8:01 AM

    Polamalu never apologizes when he misses a tackle, and that happens in every game.

  3. ravenut06 says: Nov 13, 2012 8:50 AM

    Where are all the Raven bashers now. Reed making a comment and non to be found. Oh thats right we demolished a team that Steel Curtain and Co lost to and took a team to OT that we defeated in regulation. Yeah we should have lost that game, but good teams find the way to win. Squealers did it last night, but needed extra time.

  4. tatum064 says: Nov 13, 2012 10:55 AM

    Reed got run over, and they shouldve done the same on the following special teams play. Miss the old days, when they’d have emptied the bench for such a punk move.

    Believe me, Harbaugh is going to get whats coming to him…soon. Classy moves like that fake kick while up by 24 points wont be forgotten. There are always consequences to “just stop them from scoring” lines…

  5. andylucksneck says: Nov 15, 2012 4:41 PM

    The ravens are the least classy organization in football. Every single player on their team celebrates after a play like Laron Landry after the other team gains 20 yards. The difference between the ravens and the mighty Steelers is that the Steelers still excel with second stringers in, and the ravens won’t win a game if rice or flacco go down. Here is to cheering for whoever the ravens play!!!!

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