Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 9/29/12

FOXBORO, MA - NOVERMBER 21: Deion Branch of the New England Patriots reacts after teammate in the second half against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Deion Branch was cool with the call. The referees were not. Soon after Ravens safety Ed Reed steamed across the field and blasted Branch hard with his shoulder in Sunday night's Baltimore win, Branch and Reed could be seen talking with each other and smiling on the field. Branch appeared to be saying he was fine with the hit, even as the referees threw a penalty flag at Reed, who was not happy with the call. But Reed's hit -- later couched as hitting a defenseless receiver, rather than leading with the head (which Reed clearly did not) -- still...
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