Every week, the opposing team makes available a player to be interviewed by Baltimore media via conference call. On Wednesday afternoon, Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas was the interview participant.
Towards the end of the conference call, Ravens free safety Ed Reed made his way through the media room at the team’s practice facility in Owings Mills. After finding out from public relations coordinator Tom Valente that Thomas was on the phone, Reed jumped in.
“Hey, Joe, how you doing? This is Ed Reed,” he said.
“Good. Hey, good. How’s it going?” Thomas said with a laugh.
“How’s the weather in Cleveland?” Reed asked.
“Oh man, I haven’t had power since Monday,” Thomas replied. “I can’t wait to go home and see what’s going. Maybe they’ll have my electricity turned on.”
“The hurricane came through there, man?” Reed asked.
“Dude, it’s been crazy,” Thomas said. “I can’t believe it. They said that New York, New Jersey and Cleveland were, like, the hardest-hit areas from this hurricane. I can’t believe we got messed up this bad by a hurricane.”
“Well, that’s crazy, man,” Reed said. “I hope everything is well, man.”
“Alright, thanks,” Thomas said.