When the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for their AFC Championship game against the Baltimore Ravens, they'll try to attack perceived weak spots in the Baltimore defense, but they'll always keep one thing in mind: Ed Reed is out there.
Reed, a seven-year pro, is the best safety who has ever played. He's a game-changing player with a knack for big plays. If he's not intercepting a pass and returning it for a touchdown, he's stripping opponents of the football, then returning the fumble for a score.
"I won't go to his side of the field," says one AFC offensive coordinator. "I know what he can do and I've seen it too many times. I'm not that stupid that I'm going to continue to challenge him. It just doesn't make sense."