On Joe Flacco's expiring contract: "I think the holdup is money. I was made aware that he and his agent were real close with Ozzie [Newsome], and think that Ozzie has always come through and gotten the job done. We've never lost a great, great franchise player from the beginning. I'm just very comfortable that it will get done. The fact that we're offering more per year than the franchise tag, to me it can't be too far away if where we stopped last year, the annual average was higher than the franchise tag. It never got contentious, so I can't say cooler heads will prevail. It will just take time and we have the franchise tag available, so it's not going to be a March drop or dead (deadline). It's going to be a July drop or dead. I trust Ozzie that he and Joe are going to come to an agreement that Joe's happy with and I'm happy with. It would be unfair for me to throw the old 'how much money you get means how much less we can build a team around you.' That's kind of a crock. Because I think the difference between his numbers and Ozzie's numbers are enough for a backup safety. I'll let Bruce Laird come back and do it. He's crazy enough to do it."