BILLS ED REED RETURNS TO BALTIMORE - ORCHARD PARK, NY - There are plenty of Bills connections to the Ravens; quarterback Tyrod Taylor spent four years as a backup to Joe Flacco, Rex Ryan spent ten seasons on Baltimore's coaching staff and of course Ed Reed, the former All-Pro safety, faces the team he built a Hall of Fame career with.
"I’m not playing so the emotions is pretty much even keel for me. You know, but I’m excited," Ed Reed said.
But Reed didn't deny he might get emotional before the game.
"During pregame I'm sure those emotions will be there because a lot of those guys I know," Reed explained.
During his eleven seasons with the Ravens, Reed was selected to nine Pro Bowls and won a Super Bowl. But now, the focus is on the next phase of his career.
"I used to play for an organization, you know, play for Baltimore for 11 years, and now I work for another one. And they’re playing, you know, so my job is easy. I know what my job is to do and that’s to get those guys ready," Reed said.
And while the 37-year-old has transitioned to coaching, he still thinks he could play.
"Oh it ain’t no joke about it. I got two, three years in me but I’m not giving it to the league. I already decided not to, you know? Things could happen but I don’t think there’s enough finances to get me in those cleats anymore man," Reed said.
"What's the lottery? It's like $308 (million) or like $306 (million)? Something like that? I'd have to hit the lottery," Reed joked.
The Bills face Baltimore on Sunday in the season opener. Kick-off is at 1 p.m.