By far the most controversial story of the Ravens bye week came in a column written by Baltimore Sun columnist Mike Preston. I guess in a way he’s Charm City’s Skip Bayless, only with less Tim Tebow love.
Preston penned a piece on the recent struggles of veterans Ray Lewis and Ed Reed and and suggested that the Ravens coaching staff consider cutting their playing time, especially in critical situations. The fan base flipped.
For the record, I agreed with Preston at the time. I think Ray Lewis has gotten a little slow in the middle of the field and Reed has obviously been playing hurt.
After Sunday’s 20-13 win against the Texans in which Ed Reed came up with a crucial interception and left it all out on the field, NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora tweeted that Preston was clearly wrong.
La Canfora said that Reed could have easily had three picks against T.J. Yates. “Anyone who suggested Ravens should sit Reed is a moron.”
Reed suffered an ankle injury on Houston’s Hail Mary and was carried off the field. He told reporters after the game that he’ll “be ready to go” in New England.