Ed Reed was voted to his eighth Pro Bowl, but the Ravens free safety is mired in one of the toughest seasons of his 10-year career.
Reed has collected just three interceptions thus far. He is on pace to record the fewest number of interceptions in a season which he has played all 16 regular-season games since 2002 and 2006 when he finished with five.
His last interception occurred against the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 20, which is why Cincinnati coach and former Ravens defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis won’t overlook Reed.
“Ed does a great job of studying the opponent,” Lewis said during a conference call with Baltimore media Wednesday. “He knows – in an out – the fits and things that he has to do within their defense. He anticipates very, very well, and when he makes a decision, he has great range on the football.”Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times