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Wake-up caw: Reed returning to Ravens?

11/21/2013

Sunday's game could be safety Ed Reed's last game in Baltimore. It may not be his last time on the sidelines of Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium.

Could Reed, who has expressed an interest in coaching, eventually work for the Ravens again?

"I don’t know how that’s going to go. If a position opens up or something like that, of course," Reed said, via the team's official website. "I know football. You have a lot of people that work around football that never even played the game. If you can’t give Ed a job, I don’t know what to tell you."

Reed would definitely command respect from players if he decides to coach on the NFL level. And there have been other all-time great players, such as Mike Singletary, who have made the transition into coaching.

But, judging from his work with the youth in Baltimore, I always thought Reed's heart would be more into high school football.

Here's the rest of your wake-up caw:

  • Former Ravens left tackle Jonathan Ogden will receive his Hall of Fame ring Sunday at a halftime ceremony, he announced on Twitter.

  • The Ravens are looking to confuse rookie quarterback Geno Smith, who has played like a confused quarterback lately. "As a defense, we want to give him as many difficult looks as possible, really put pressure on him," safety James Ihedigbo told The Baltimore Sun. "We’re going to kind of spin the wheel on him and see how he does in the game. As the flow of the game goes, that’s what we’ll adapt to."

  • Even though he was in coverage on the key completion in overtime, cornerback Lardarius Webb has broken up his share of throws this season. Of the Ravens' 57 deflected passes this year, Webb has a team-high 13 of them, along with one interception, according to The Press Box.

  • Is Jim Caldwell done as offensive coordinator after this season? The Baltimore Sun's Mike Preston doesn't think so. "It is hard to tell what an offensive scheme is or how the play-calling is working when the quarterback and running backs are constantly under siege," Preston wrote. "I am not throwing Caldwell out one season after winning a Super Bowl because the offensive line has played so poorly."