Ed Reed channels his inner Channing Crowder

October 13, 2011|By Matt Vensel

Ravens All-Pro safety Ed Reed channeled his inner Channing Crowder on Wednesday when a reporter asked him about offensive tackle Bryant McKinnie, whom the Ravens signed after McKinnie was cut by the Vikings.

In case you’re unfamiliar with Crowder’s body of work, the now-retired linebacker was responsible for one of the greatest quotes in the history of geography. Reed’s McKinnie quote can’t touch that, but it was pretty good.

“Baltimore is a different city than Minnesota; there’s probably a little more to do,” Reed said, referring to McKinnie’s many off-the-field issues with the Vikings. “I don’t know why it didn’t work out down there.”

Different city? Down there? Awesome.

Anyway, after Reed, we’ll assume accidentally, identified Minnesota as a southern city, he praised McKinnie.

“You need a left tackle, and he’s one of the best,” Reed said of his former University of Miami teammate. “I’ve seen him go against some of the greatest rush ends in this league right now. And, he’s proven it. It was just a matter of him getting in shape, which I know he is a professional, and that’s why we got him.”

And so far, McKinnie has fit in just fine up here in Baltimore.

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