Former Ravens safety Ed Reed went on Showtime's "Inside the NFL" on Tuesday to explain how he came to be the Buffalo Bills assistant defensive backs coach, and in so doing revealed a dirty little secret.

His son is a fan of the New England Patriots.

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"I was making some nachos for my son, man," Reed said, recounting how he got the job. "Some turkey nachos. I saw the phone ringing and it said, 'Rex Ryan.' I was like, 'Whoa, Rex Ryan, what's going on?' And he's like, 'Eddddy Reeeed!' He's like: 'How would you like to come coach?'

"I was like, 'I wouldn't mind it, Coach. I'll think about that.' He was like — we started talking some football talk and I told him I would get back to him. [I said,] 'I'd have to talk to my son and his mother about the transition if I was going to make that and how would that fare with the family and everything.' And he was like: 'OK, take your time. I'll call you back this weekend.'

"Well, two days later — it wasn't the weekend — he called me and he was like, 'So what you thinking?' My son, he wasn't for it at first. He's actually a Patriots fan. So I was like, 'Coach, we've got to sell my son a little bit more, man. You've got to get him some gear.' And he was like: 'He can get whatever he wants.' "

But wait, there's more! Information on Reed's family is scant online, but if this Baltimore Sun photo information is accurate, here's Reed's son, Ed Reed III, wearing a Ravens beanie not two months ago at Reed's Ravens Ring of Honor ceremony.

Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, left, laughs with former Raven Ed Reed and his son, Ed Reed III, during the Ravens Ring of Honor ceremony Nov. 22.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, left, laughs with former Raven Ed Reed and his son, Ed Reed III, during the Ravens Ring of Honor ceremony Nov. 22. (Kenneth K. Lam / Baltimore Sun)

I don't know what to believe anymore.

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