Ed Reed Doesn’t Know The Rules, Will Likely Be Suspended For Hit On Victor Cruz

Ed Reed Ed Reed’s hit on Victor Cruz will likely get him suspended. The Baltimore Ravens safety was flagged for a personal foul for a hit on a defenseless receiver.

Reed won his appeal of a one-game suspension for his third flagged hit in three seasons after clocking Emmanuel Sanders back in November. This time Roger Goodell probably won’t be as generous.

“I don’t know,” Reed told the media when asked he he thought he will be punished by the league. “I don’t know what is going to come of it. I had the referee whispering into my ear on the second play. All I like to do is play the game.”

Fans have argued that the game is too soft and that those that hit like Reed are being targeted, but it doesn’t matter. The rule changes have been implemented and Reed continues to break them. Whether you agree or disagree with the rules, Reed has to abide by them if he wants to stay on the field.

“I don’t really know what to do with it. I don’t really know what to do with that. I thought it was a decent hit. He [Victor Cruz] got up from it. I think Cruz got up.”

For what it’s worth, Cruz told reporters after the game that he thought Reed’s hit was legal. However, Ryan Clark thought Reed’s hit on Sanders’ was too.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

4 Comments

  1. Jay Matthews

    December 24, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Didn’t look like helmet to helmet to me, but what do I know? I’m not trying to stir the pot. I say no fine let alone suspension.

  2. Joe B.

    December 25, 2012 at 5:55 am

    I agree after watching it in slow motion the helmets do touch but only after Reed hits him in the chest and shoulder area. Receiver’s head drops down from the impact and makes contact with top of Reed’s helmet. Still probably too high for new NFL standards, but definitely not a suspension type of a hit, but will cost him some dough.

  3. XMan

    December 25, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Merry Christmas to the Great Unwashed Mob from the X-Man!

  4. spy

    December 25, 2012 at 9:29 am

    The game has changed , Goodel has changed the game forever , good or bad , it is what it is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Ed should have just pushed him out of bounds , end of discussion,,,,,,,,,,,,,,pay the man Ed , Merry Christmas…………………..