Ed Reed said Tom Brady called him and apologized for the kick he gave Reed during Brady's second-quarter slide in the AFC Championship. In a radio interview with Glenn Younes, Reed said Brady his not a dirty player, adding, "he called me and apologized and whatnot."
As Brady scrambled late in the second quarter, he kicked his leg up at Reed when he went down on his slide. No one was injured on the play, but it looked suspect. Ravens safety Bernard Pollard accused Brady of trying to kick Reed and called the play "bull crap."
Reed said, "it looked like a kick," but he wouldn't go as far as to blame Brady for the action. "I respect Brady and his game for all that he stands for. I know he's not a dirty player. Emotions get going in a game," Reed said. Although he doesn't hold a grudge against Brady, the play fired Reed up. "It put fuel on the fire to want to play even harder, and hit even harder and just be successful."