If you were five days from the ultimate validation of your life’s work, would you feel a flutter of anxiety in your belly, an untamed velocity in your thoughts?
“Not at all, man,” Ed Reed said after he picked up the telephone Monday afternoon. “I’m just enjoying a cigar and doing some chipping in the backyard. I’m not even thinking about it.”
The former Ravens safety is set to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon. He’d become the third homegrown Raven to achieve the sport’s greatest individual honor,