It’s hard to not be impressed by what Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch did yesterday.
Unless you’re Ed Reed, apparently.
The Ravens safety was seemingly unmoved by Batch’s 276-yard day, which included a pair of late scoring drives which led the Steelers to a 23-20 road win.
According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Ravens safety Bernard Pollard was politely complimenting Batch, when Reed, at the locker next to his, made like the brothers of Delta House on trial or Iceman in Top Gun.
“Bull-[expletive],” Reed said, while trying to mask it with a cough.
“He can make throws, but I look at like we let some things get away,” Pollard continued.
When asked later if he was surprised by Batch’s game, Reed said: “It is not surprising at all, . . . well, maybe a little bit.”
Batch was the Steelers’ third choice for a reason, but the man made plays when needed, and took the Ravens’ best shots on the final drive, and delivered what Reed could not — a win.