Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/10/12

Ed reed, one of the greatest safeties of all time wants a new contract. On the field, he’s a savvy player who knows how to disguise a play to get his desired results. Off the field, he’s just like any employee looking for a raise. Everyday people soft shoe around their bosses, dropping hints they think they are underpaid, but for pro football players, they have the media, and to a further extent: Twitter.

How can you really send a message with 140 characters or less? How can that be a solid tactic in negotiating a new deal? Reed according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, complains in a series of tweets about the reaction, griping for example that youth football camps conducted by players in the off-season don’t get the same kind of coverage.

Reed had previously tweeted that his absence during minicamp could be a prelude to him not attending training camp. Does anyone actually go to the boss and talk anymore? Reed posted this tweet: “Players that have2be smart business men,in a business that don't care an inch about them though we grind for that inch-notalwaysrightbutreal”

You have to love the great use of abbreviations to get a deep message in 140 words or less.

The Ravens seem not very concerned with Reed’s messages in a bottle approach, and they know Reed loves the game too much not to be a part of it. The Ravens are hoping his love for the game will bring him to camp, however, for Reed, this is the time to separate love and business, and what most important to him.

 

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