Five years ago, the Ravens completed a remarkable playoff run that capped the careers of some of the franchise’s greatest stars and seemed to seal the legacies of coach John Harbaugh and quarterback Joe Flacco. But their attempts to reload for another run have not gone as planned.
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti announced Friday at his annual news conference that Eric DeCosta will be replacing Ozzie Newsome as general manager at the end of next season, a move that probably stunned and paralyzed the fan base of Baltimore. But very little will change.
Ozzie Newsome will step down as Ravens general manager next season, handing the reigns of the player personnel decisions over to Eric DeCosta, owner Steve Bisciotti said at Friday’s State of the Ravens address.
Since the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII, the team has missed the playoffs four of the past five years. Shortly after each season, owner Steve Bisciotti and the front office meet with the media. Here are Bisciotti's words from those news conferences.
Owner Steve Bisciotti is late in delivering the "State of the Ravens" address with the team in the most critical state in the franchise’s 22-year history in Baltimore and it is time for him to address the fan base and its concerns.