By the end of last week, Ravens cornerback
If it wasn’t Reed critiquing Webb’s technique or positioning, it was him giving him pointers about dealing with
"He was on me all week," Webb said. "Sometimes I'm mad and I want to curse him out, want to tell him, 'Get off my back.' But it all pays off during the week."
Indeed, it did. In the Ravens’ 20-13 victory over the Texans at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday, Webb tied a team postseason record, held by Reed and cornerback
His pick in the first quarter set up
"He's an awesome player," Reed said. "I've actually been very hard on him the last few weeks because I know how good he wants to be, and I know what he can accomplish. For him to come out and make the play that he did was awesome."
Afterward, Webb was quick to credit Reed, who had an interception of his own in helping to preserve the Ravens' narrow lead. Webb, a safety in college, idolized Reed growing up, and the two have become extremely close.
"He keeps me focused. That's a guy that I always looked up to when I was in college and man, he was a great guy to look up to. Now, I see it," Webb said. "It's good that he can see greatness out of me. With him on the field, he helps me get a lot of picks, just his presence. With [No.20] on the field, they don't want to throw the ball deep. They see what he's capable of. [Sunday], he could have had three. Yeah, I had two but it was all due to his positioning."
After listening to Reed all week, Webb exacted some playful revenge on his teammate. When Reed dropped two potential interceptions Sunday, Webb approached him and asked if he wanted to borrow his hands.