Ravens safety Ed Reed, a 9 time Pro Bowler, was happy to be back home. Reed played his high school football at Destrehan high school, a few miles from New Orleans International Airport in Kenner.
“I can’t explain, its awesome,” said Reed Monday night. “To come home, to be in Louisiana, in front of the home crowd, playing for the Super Bowl. I’m really speechless.”
Reed is playing in his first Super Bowl. He was a 2002 first round pick of the Ravens.
Super Bowl XLVII is a first for the game. A pair of brothers, John (Ravens) and Jim (49ers) will oppose each other as head coaches.
Jim Harbaugh entertained the media during his Monday presser. Harbaugh was asked about President Obama’s speaking out against football, saying if he had a son he isn’t sure he would allow him to play.
Said Jim Harbaugh, “I have a four month, almost five month old son, and President Obama feels that way, there will be a little less competition for Jack Harbaugh when he grows older.”
Harbaugh was asked if he still used perceived slights to motivate him, much like he did when he was a player? Harbaugh, paused and said, “Possibly.”