Before the Patriots kicked off against the Ravens on Sunday night, Tom Brady had a chance to catch up with an old rival.
Ed Reed, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame earlier in 2019, was a conspicuous presence in the tunnel prior to the game.
The two players were opponents in several high profile Patriots-Ravens clashes over the years, and a mutual respect developed.
Upon seeing Reed, Brady noted how the Ravens — trying to upset the undefeated Patriots — brought back his “Kryptonite” for the primetime matchup.
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Brady expressed his admiration for Reed’s ability numerous times. His play-call wristband when facing Baltimore once had “find No. 20 on every play” written on it, a reference to Reed. And Reed, conversely, listed Brady among the toughest players he faced in his career.