On Now
Coming Up
  • Mon., Jul. 11, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM EDT Junior Ravens Cheerleaders Camp

    Designed to focus on specific competitive cheer skills, Junior Ravens is the perfect camp for competitive cheerleaders! Participants will have the chance to perform at our annual Fireworks Night during Training Camp at M&T Bank Stadium.

  • Wed., Jul. 13, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM EDT Lil Ravens Cheer Camp At the 2016 Ravens Cheerleaders Lil Ravens Summer Camp kids will enjoy activities and crafts including, individual cheerleading instruction, performance opportunities, autographs from the Ravens Cheerleaders, and an end-of-camp all-day celebration.
  • Mon., Aug. 01, 2016 7:00 PM EDT Training Camp Military Appreciation Day The first M&T Bank Stadium practice will take place on Monday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. This practice – free and open to all fans – coincides with the Ravens’ annual Military Appreciation Day. Approximately 3,500 special seats will be reserved for active service members and veterans who present valid military identification upon check-in at the stadium.
  • Sat., Aug. 06, 2016 6:00 PM EDT Training Camp Fireworks Night On Saturday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m., the second M&T Bank Stadium practice will showcase the organization’s third-annual Fireworks Night, an event highlighted by post-practice autographs for children and a fireworks/laser show.
  • Fri., Sep. 09, 2016 5:00 PM EDT Countdown To Kickoff Party Presented By Miller Lite Grammy Award®-nominated rock band 3 DOORS DOWN will perform at the Ravens Countdown to Kickoff Party Presented by Miller Lite on Friday, Sept. 9 at Maryland State Fairgrounds. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Open to all ages.
  • Sat., Dec. 10, 2016 2:00 PM EST Army vs. Navy Football Don't miss one of the greatest events you can ever attend! The Army-Navy Game presented by USAA returns to M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday, December 10, 2016

News

Print
RSS

Omar Brown Reminds Ed Reed Of Himself

Posted Dec 27, 2012

Ravens rookie safety Omar Brown has shown a knack for finding the football.


Omar Brown always seems to be around the football.

The Ravens rookie safety made a name for himself in the preseason with the way he was able to notch turnovers, and he continued to show a play-making ability by picking up a sack Sunday in just his second NFL game.

Brown has caught the attention of his teammates, including future Hall of Fame safety Ed Reed, who has also made a reputation of finding the ball and notching turnovers.

“Everybody on this team knows this guy will be around the football, and that’s what you want,” Reed said. “He reminds me of myself when I was that age.”

The rookie was floored when he was first told about Reed’s comments.

“It just feels good to hear him say that,” Brown said, laughing. “A Hall of Fame-[hyphen]type guy like that to say that I remind him, I just take it in stride.”

Brown, an undrafted safety out of Marshall, was one of the final players cut at the end of training camp. He was then signed to the practice squad after an impressive preseason with the Ravens where he netted five turnovers – two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and an onside kick recovery. 

He spent the year on the practice squad before getting moved to the active roster in Week 15 when the Ravens needed to fill a hole on special teams. Brown then earned some defensive playing time in last week’s matchup with the Giants. Brown played only five snaps on defense, but he was still able to log a sack .

“It was a good feeling,” Brown said. “It was designed for one of the two blitzers to come free, which was me or the corner. [Cornerback] Chykie [Brown] got there and I just came off the edge.”

That knack for the football has coaches and teammates taking notice.  

“That’s what people keep asking me [how I find the football],” Brown said. “I don’t know. I just find it. I don’t really even know how to explain it.”

Reed has an explanation.

“He’s a football player,” Reed said. “He’s a football player. At one point we cut him and brought him back. That hurt me big time, because I know he’s a football player. It’s not about size in this league. It’s about just being a football player. He’s that guy.”

Related Tags

Please Note

The opinions, analysis and/or speculation expressed on BaltimoreRavens.com represent those of individual authors, and unless quoted or clearly labeled as such, do not represent the opinions or policies of the Baltimore Ravens' organization, front office staff, coaches and executives. Authors' views are formulated independently from any inside knowledge and/or conversations with Ravens officials, including the coaches and scouts, unless otherwise noted.

Related News

Recent Videos

Recent Photos