Ed Reed wasn’t exactly keeping up with affairs around the NFL while he was busy playing last season for the Baltimore Ravens, so he missed the whole thing about Fireman Ed stepping down from his unofficial post as the New York Jets’ lead fan. Now that Reed is a member of the Jets, he’s disappointed Fireman Ed isn’t around.
“That guy with the hard hat on. Is he still here? What’s his name, Fireman Ed? I need him getting the whole stadium crunked,” Reed said Wednesday, via Seth Walder of the New York Daily News.
“He retired? I can’t believe it. We need to bring him out of retirement.”
Sorry, Ed, but Fireman Ed won’t be around Sunday when your Jets host the Miami Dolphins. Maybe you could lob a call to him and see if he can show up. I bet if you give him VIP sideline access away from the rest of the rowdy fans, he’d be down for a return.
But how funny is it for Reed to term it a retirement? How can you retire from a self-appointed, unofficial position?