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Ed Reed sounds off: NFL wants 'powder puff' league

  • By Kevin Patra NFL.com
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Ed Reed had more on his mind Sunday than his Baltimore Ravens' physically taxing 23-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers that had ended moments earlier.

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"It's definitely changing the game," Reed said about the NFL's policy to protect players, via ESPN.com. "It's become an offensive league. They want more points. They want the physical play out of it, kind of. They want like powder-puff to where you can just run around and score points cause that's going to attract the fans. I understand you want to make money, but bending the rules and making the game different, you know, it's only going to make the game worse."

Reed recently won his appeal of a one-game suspension levied on him for a hit on Emmanuel Sanders in the Ravens' Week 11 victory over the Steelers. After Sunday's game, Reed voiced his frustration about defensive players being unevenly punished.

"All of a sudden, the NFL is about to be sued for all the stuff that they haven't protected over the years and they haven't done," Reed said. "Now you want to take it out on us? Nah, take it out on yourself. It's easy for them to do the things they're doing, fining us and make us look bad, like we're the bad guy, when we're not."

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