Ed Reed enjoying his off-season

The Ravens have a big question mark with their defense right now for an obvious reason, but they’re still fortunate to have a number of veteran players who are going to be ready when the bell rings. 

One of them appears to be safety Ed Reed, something he talked about in an interview on 105.7 The Fan last week. 

The Ravens’ web site reported about Reed’s radio interview, one that sounded like the future Hall of Famer is looking forward to the 2012 season. 

“My off-season is going great,” he said in the interview. “I’m feeling good.”

The Ravens always will need a player of Reed’s caliber. They’ll need him even more now because of the recent injury to Terrell Suggs. But injuries are part of the game in football. 

Reed’s battled hip and nerve problems the past few years and still been a major force on defense. 

“I’m just getting myself physically able to live my life,” he said in the interview. “I’m not even worried about what comes in the next couple months because that’s part of life. That’s something that could be done in my sleep.”

There’d been questions at season’s end about whether or not Reed would be interesting in coming back for the 2012 season. Was his career over? He didn’t talk with the media after the painful AFC title game loss in New England.

But Reed appears to still have a love for the game. He marches to the beat of his own drummer, something great players often do. Right now, though, the Ravens certainly need him back on the field in 2012. 

“I dream about doing special things when it comes to football, so that’s something that’s been embedded in me for a long time,” Reed said in the interview. “I’m feeling good. I’m able to do the things that I’ve been doing all off-season since I’ve been playing football.”

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