Eric DeCosta

Ravens' Eric DeCosta on replacing Ozzie Newsome, drafting Dennis Pitta and emulating the Steelers

Ravens' Eric DeCosta on replacing Ozzie Newsome, drafting Dennis Pitta and emulating the Steelers

Eric DeCosta will probably be asked about Ozzie Newsome for as long as the Ravens’ assistant general manager works in football. Newsome, the team’s longtime general manager, will step aside after this season, leaving DeCosta, his successor and longtime lieutenant, in the position of having to sing his praises as if he’s gone while still working at his side every day at Ravens headquarters.

So far, he’s said all the right things, and they’re pretty interesting, too. Appearing on the “Talk of Fame Network” podcast last week, DeCosta recalled how Newsome literally ran to keep...

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