The NFL lockout didn’t do anything to cool off the heated rivalry between the Ravens and the Steelers this offseason. We highlighted the war of words between Ray Rice and Ryan Clark following Hines Ward’s DUI.

This week the fire continues to burn as Ed Reed took a shot at Hines Ward for playing dirty in a quote on

“I love Hines as a player and I told him that,” Reed said. “But I told him also for a long time, ‘You’re a dirty player because I know how you play.’”

Reed has had run-ins with Ward in the past and called him out for a series of cheap shots last season (video below).

Now that week one is officially penciled in the smack talk begins to have more meaning. Hopefully the Ravens can live up to it all.