Ravens safety Ed Reed plans to keep playing after this season and General Manager Ozzie Newsome plans to continue being the guy who ultimately decides how hard the Ravens will push to keep him on their side.
Assistant General Manager Eric DeCosta passed on chances to interview with several teams a year after getting a raise to stay in Baltimore. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that DeCosta has a deal in place to succeed Newsome in the top job whenever Newsome moves on, but Newsome says that he isn’t planning on giving it up in the immediate future.
“That’s not even close,” Newsome said, via the Baltimore Sun. “Really, I enjoy the guys I work with and I think we have a great staff. I really, really enjoy the players and my relationships with them and that helps me in coming to work every day. Of course, winning helps, too.”
There should be no hurry to make a change to the way things are working in Baltimore right now. Newsome, DeCosta and the rest of the front office group have done their jobs very well so it should be taken as good news in Baltimore that the status quo will remain in place.