Ed Reed watching Ed Reed light up Reggie Wayne in front of Reggie Wayne is exquisite content
When you think of all-time great Miami (AKA "The U") receivers, your brain immediately jumps to Michael Irvin, Andre Johnson and Santana Moss. Reggie Wayne flies a bit under the radar, just like he did in the NFL as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. He was never the flashiest, fastest or most-talented, but he was one of the most productive to ever do it. He ranks 10th all-time in both receiving touchdowns and receptions in the NFL, and he ranks first in school history for receptions at Miami, second in yards and fourth in touchdowns.
In addition to producing on the field at The U, he also produced off of it by being a mentor to the greatest safety in Miami history, and one of the greatest safeties in NFL history, Ed Reed. While Wayne was one year older, the WR-DB duo, both of whom were born and raised in Louisiana, roomed together at Miami. They remain great friends to this day.
NFL Films brought these two best buds together this past Sunday to smoke a few cigars, have a few drinks and watch Wayne's old team, the Colts, smash the Las Vegas Raiders 44-27. The results will air Wednesday night on "The Grind," an EPIX show hosted by Rich Eisen. NFL films gave us a taste of the episode on Twitter, and one of the short clips features Reed watching himself light up Wayne over the middle during a Ravens-Colts game back in their playing days, as well as footage of Reed's Hall-of-Fame speech where he explains how much Wayne meant to him. It is "inject-it-to-my-veins"-type content, as you'd imagine:
Exquisite stuff. Here's another clip of Wayne and Reed reminiscing about how much Ravens fans hated (and still hate) the Colts, a franchise that infamously left Baltimore in the middle of the night:
Is there a better content model than putting two former pros together, giving them cigars and wine and letting them shoot the sh-t? Methinks not.