Ed Reed may have inadvertently given Colt McCoy and the Browns some bulletin board material going into Sunday’s game.
In an interview with Seth Wickersham of ESPN the Magazine, Reed was asked who are the toughest, and easiest, quarterbacks in the league to read.
Who are the toughest QBs to read? Brady. Peyton. Brees. Rivers. Palmer.
The easiest? Younger guys — and most of the QBs in Cleveland.
Although the interview took place over a month ago (October 28), it appears in the December 12 edition of the magazine, and the article was just published online this week.
Reed knows a bit of what he speaks. In the “Ed Reed is on Fire” game last December, Reed picked off McCoy twice as the Ravens intercepted the rookie three times on the day. Ed has intercepted Cleveland quarterbacks ten times in his career.
However, McCoy, after throwing three interceptions in consecutive weeks against the Ravens and Steelers to close out the 2010 season, has not thrown more than one pick in a game here in 2011. He has, though, thrown a single interception in eight of 11 contests.
Reed’s most memorable interception against the Browns was in the 2004 season, when he picked off Jeff Garcia in the Ravens end zone and returned the pick 106 yards for the game-sealing touchdown.