Ravens S Reed excels on field and as a leader

Associated Press Modified: October 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm •  Published: October 3, 2012
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Before facing the Ravens last month, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said, "He's pretty much ingrained permanently in my mind. He's such a playmaker for them, and he shows up in a lot of different spots."

The work Reed does in the training room helps him prepare to play from one Sunday to the next.

"I just work closely with my doctor on the recovery part of it," he said. "For me to be 34, I'm bouncing back great right now. I'm doing all the things that help the body recover. A lot of guys don't know about that. I try to help a lot of guys in the locker room, inform them about taking care of their body. You can be doing insane workouts and all that, but if you're not recovering and rehabbing, you're working backward."

Looking ahead, Reed hopes to turn his passion for football into a coaching job.

"Right now it's just high school because I want to be around my son," he said. "I'd love to coach at this level at some point or maybe even college because I feel like you can get the kids while they're young and still give them information. I'm not sure right now, honestly. I want to coach somewhere around my son because he's growing up and I want to (make up for) the time that I've lost from my family."

Before then, Reed wants to get a Super Bowl ring. The Ravens (3-1) face the Kansas City Chiefs (1-3) this Sunday, hoping to remain atop the AFC North. Between now and then, it's a good bet Reed will be poring over film with other members of the Baltimore secondary.

"Because he wants to make sure we are together," Webb said. "If we study film together, we are on point together."

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