Ed's just trying to goose the Ravens into upping their offer. He knows it's horrible PR for them to get outbid by the Patriots, of all people, for a team legend.

At least, he's banking on that.

For a fanbase that was ready to part with Ray Rice over the summer on the slightest hint of a holdout, I don't know that this is the leverage he might want it to be. But as with Ray's situation with FA a few years ago, the Ravens will probably figure out a way to make it work out in the end.