Bisciotti still hasn’t gotten over the team’s 23-20 loss to the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game and asked what the team needs to do to get over the hump, he replied, “hold onto a ball.” That being said, he said he “died with” Lee Evans and Billy Cundiff after their miscues in the AFC championship game.
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Everyone raved about Flacco and where the Ravens offense is heading, and Bisciotti gave a lot of stats supporting offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. However, he said that Flacco hasn’t done enough to silence his critics, though if Evans had caught that pass in the Patriots loss, he said they may have been silenced.
The Ravens' brain trust couldn’t say for sure that safety Ed Reed will play in 2012. “Ed doesn’t give definitive answers,” Bisciotti said, drawing laughter from reporters. But it sounded like they are expecting Reed to be back next season. Asked about finding long-term replacements for both Reed and linebacker Ray Lewis, Bisciotti said that Haloti Ngata, Terrell Suggs and Jimmy Smith are their replacements, meaning that the team might be weak at linebacker or safety in the future, but they will have those guys as star players on defense.