Ravens safety Ed Reed said earlier this week he thought quarterback Joe Flacco was "rattled a little bit" by the Texans in Sunday's divisional playoff victory.
"I think Joe was kind of rattled a little bit by (Houston's) defense," Reed said on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday, according to ProFootballTalk. "(The Texans) had a lot of guys in the box on him. And, I mean, they were getting to him. I think a couple times he needed to get rid of the ball. I don't know how much of the play-calling ... but it just didn't look like he had a hold on the offense. ... It was just kind of like (Baltimore's coaches) was telling him to do, throw the ball or get it here, you know, get it to certain guys. And he can't play like that."
Flacco was sacked five times and hurried by Texans defenders more than that in the win. Reed said Tuesday part of the blame for that falls on Baltimore's offensive line.
"[T]he offensive line gotta block better," Reed said, according to ProFootballTalk. "You know, they gotta communicate better, gotta pick up blocks (and) Joe's gotta get the ball out of his hand."
When asked by about Flacco on Tuesday, linebacker Terrell Suggs sounded decicively more confident.
"I would never count Joe out," Suggs said. "My quarterback can go out and beat anybody. My quarterback can go out and beat anybody. Anybody."
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