Harbaugh Will Work It Out With Reed

John Harbaugh said he will talk privately about Ed Reed’s game-tape concerns.

Posted by Mike Duffy on Monday, July 26th, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Categories: Mike Duffy

Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh said he is looking forward to speaking with Ed Reed about the Pro Bowl safety’s concerns over access to game film.

Like most NFL teams, the Ravens have a protocol for sending out tape.

“We handle [tape] with care,” Coach Harbaugh said.  “We try to control the information as much as we can, but we send it out to our players. There’s a certain communication that goes on, that obviously didn’t go on very well this summer since Ed is upset about it, but when I get a chance to talk to him one-one-one we’ll get it worked out.”

Reed is known for his tireless film study, and the Ravens don’t want to limit that.

“Ed studies football and if Ed needs tape, he’ll have tape,” Harbaugh added.  “That’s very straightforward.”

Reed had griped about “minor” issues with the Ravens and said that the team wasn’t giving him support after playing with a hip injury and a nerve impingement in his neck.

Harbaugh made a point to praise Reed’s toughness and ability to deal with the injuries.  Reed is currently rehabilitating after having surgery on his hip in April.

“I think he has fought through injuries as well as anybody in the National Football League over the last two or three years – the two years that I’ve been here,” noted Harbaugh.  “I really respect that. I admire him for that. I know that our coaches do and our players do, and he continues to deal with those things.

“We want to do everything we possibly can to help him get healthy and then be the best player he can possibly be.”

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