OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) The final moment that Baltimore Ravens received a Super Bowl , some people mounted an all-out charge in order to yank off of a strong encore.
That won't occur again.
''You have got to be sure that the enjoyment from the day won't impair just what many of us assured to build, and that was some sort of consistent winner,'' Ravens seller Steve Bisciotti explained Thursday. ''I'm only proud regarding Baltimore, and there's a great stress out of of us.''
Although the Ravens have placed a high goal on affixing your signature to quarterback Joe Flacco into a long-term deal, that team offers no intention of overpaying possibilities totally free providers or having numerous players restructure their particular contracts so as to maintain your current roster intact.
That's what happened 12 ages ago, when standard director Ozzie Newsome sacrificed the near future for you to attach yet another manage in a championship. The Ravens insured way up their own 34-7 Super Bowl conquer this New York Giants by moving back towards the playoffs, although these people decided not to return to the Super Bowl .
And then, following your season, they endured the salary-cap blues.
''We're possibly not visiting acquire embroiled within the second and do what you should our earnings limitation and help to make conclusions inside euphoria involving succeeding that could injure us in 2014 and 2015, including we would inside 2001,'' Bisciotti said. ''Every individual expert (in 2001) was restructured and so that, I think, each and every veteran may possibly stay, subsequently all of us been for a while losing so many people the next year. We do not wish to accomplish that.''
Newsome feels identical way.
''We will not likely repeat what we did around 2001,'' he said. ''We're looking to build where by you can easlily win Super Bowls over only one much more time. I feel our staff is actually organized differently that time, also. We do have many veterans that could probably possibly be going (linebacker and also possibly center Matt Birk) but we've got an incredible nucleus with young competitors as well as players which might be simply proceeding within their primary in which we're likely to build this team around.
''We're certainly not gonna always be limiting contracts, complete every one of these several elements only to have the option to take care of this team only to help to make yet another run. We're certainly not accomplishing that. But will not result in most people never prefer to make an attempt to go as well as repeat.''
The first move in that will process is becoming Flacco on board. The Super Bowl MVP's 2 year contract expired once Baltimore's season-ending 34-31 win over San Francisco last Sunday.
''I'm returning absent today pondering that people might get an arrangement done,'' Newsome said, noting in which throughout equivalent scenarios the team signed Haloti Ngata, Jonathan Ogden, , Ray Rice, Ed Reed in addition to Terrell Suggs.
''I've received a good proprietor which understands your business, who comprehends the particular importance of specific positions,'' Newsome said. ''So I'm optimistic.''
If this sides will not arrive at an agreement, the particular Ravens might slap that franchise tag on Flacco. But they'd would rather prevent which situation because doing so would likely persue salary cap space.
There are lots of alternative difficulties to be able to cope with in the offseason, so much so that Newsome, Bisciotti, coach John Harbaugh as well as different high-ranking team officers found regarding 10 hours Wednesday to be able to talk about virtually every single participant on the roster. Six starters come to be unrestricted free agents, such as Flacco, linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger, as well as safe practices Ed Reed.
Reed, 34, basked in the gleam connected with his or her earliest Super Bowl concept Sunday night. He remained giddy throughout the march Tuesday, which will presents Newsome hope associated with getting the nine-time Pro Bowl star within contract pertaining to 2013.
''I consider he / she wanted to be able to let a while very clear plus from in which point, he and I will sit down,'' Newsome said. ''I believe your dog realizes there will probably be quite a few other options released there, nevertheless I consider in the event you viewed him, if you observed his body language in the program from the very last eight to be able to eight days, (it's apparent) this he / she is in love with becoming these in Baltimore. I believe we could apply that to assist create that romantic relationship previous somewhat longer.''
Although that they won the particular Super Bowl, that Ravens are nonetheless seeking to fill up a few holes. The pension of Lewis, and also the potential deprivation regarding Ellerbe in addition to cost-free adviser shielding tackle Ma'ake Kemoeatu, has not escaped Newsome's attention.
''We believe we now have got a chance to progress at protective tackle,'' Newsome said. ''We know that we have one linebacker retiring and one do you free agent. We've became a safety what a free realtor and several younger males which may have nonetheless that will step up. So we would say the center connected with that safeguard is most likely the main one spot that marilyn and i will focus on.''
Winning a Super Bowl is often a tough task. Doing that in succession is actually far more difficult. So your Ravens have thought i would get started anew next season as an alternative with aiming to repeat.
''The concept duplicate indicates nothing,'' Harbaugh insisted. ''You return to work.''
The Ravens are the one workforce while in the NFL to arive at the actual playoffs inside every single previous several years. Their activity subsequent year will probably be to give the particular ability that will six, next expect the postseason drive finishes which includes a victory.
''I don't really rely on your defending champ thing,'' Harbaugh said. ''It's not really boxing. They don't ensure that you get a new belt and you struggle to the title. The 2012 winners were the particular Baltimore Ravens . Next year's champion varies according to which takes on that best, who seem to addresses adversity the actual best, exactly who comes out on top.''