Terrell Suggs and Ed Reed enjoyed plenty of memories during their 10 seasons as teammates. Perhaps winning Super Bowl XLVII ranks as their fondest memory as teammates.
This weekend the two will have a different experience together.
Reed will be on the sideline when the Bills take on the Ravens as Buffalo’s assistant defensive backs coach. Suggs acknowledged that it’s going to be different seeing Reed in an opposing coaches uniform.
“It’s going to be weird to see Superman in street clothes,” Suggs said, per ESPN. “I guess he’s Clark Kent now.”
Reed signed a one-day contract with Baltimore in 2015 to formally announce his retirement. He joined Buffalo’s coaching staff in January.
Suggs referring to Reed as Superman is a testament to how good the safety was on the field.
In 12 seasons, Reed was a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, five-time first team All-Pro and the safety won the 2004 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award.
He will soon be able to add Canton on his resume.
Suggs, cornerback Jimmy Smith and linebacker Albert McClellan are the only remaining Ravens defensive players that played alongside Reed.
When asked if Reed being on Buffalo’s side this time around serves as an advantage for the Bills, Suggs shrugged the notion off.
“If he was lining up, I would be a little concerned,” Suggs said. “But there’s only one Ed Reed. No matter how you coach it, not matter how you line it up, there’s only one Ed Reed.”