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Win or lose, Bisciotti realizes change is inevitable

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The Ravens’ reward for winning the Super Bowl has been an exodus of key players.

Owner Steve Bisciotti believes it would have happened anyway.

In a sit-down with Pro Football Talk, Bisciotti talked about the changes that the Ravens currently are enduring, and the team’s effort to continue to remain highly competitive.

He also talked about some other stuff.  To see it all, click the box below.

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32 Responses to “Win or lose, Bisciotti realizes change is inevitable”
  1. gor76 says: Mar 19, 2013 3:11 PM

    Just win, baby.

  2. jlv3gem says: Mar 19, 2013 3:13 PM

    One of, if not, the best in the business.

  3. ravenator says: Mar 19, 2013 3:20 PM

    Best owner in all the NFL. Hate on haters.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 19, 2013 3:22 PM

    Change is inevitable. Some day greasing your hair back and wearing white turtleneck sweaters will no longer be fashionable.

  5. irootforthecardinals says: Mar 19, 2013 3:28 PM

    I don’t think anyone in Maryland can compete with that tan, Mr. Bisciotti.

  6. jackericsson says: Mar 19, 2013 3:35 PM

    Really? A picture says a thousand words. And none of those words would be complimentary. Didn’t know he was in Sha-Na-Na.

  7. gochargersgo says: Mar 19, 2013 3:35 PM

    thegreatgabbert says:Mar 19, 2013 3:22 PM

    “Change is inevitable. Some day greasing your hair back and wearing white turtleneck sweaters will no longer be fashionable.”

    I think that day has long since come to pass.

  8. schulzey22 says: Mar 19, 2013 3:45 PM

    Al Davis impersonator

  9. reed20fence says: Mar 19, 2013 3:46 PM

    This guy is the poster child for ownership that hires experts and lets them be.

    He doesn’t meddle in things he pretends to understand, unlike some owners (Jerrah Jones intended).

  10. MyTeamsAllStink says: Mar 19, 2013 3:58 PM

    Haha I’m glad I’m not the only one who sees the Al Davis resemblance

  11. ravensdominate says: Mar 19, 2013 3:59 PM

    Hey Deadskins fans, don’t you wish your owner wasn’t terrible at life?? Fact: the Redskins have defeated the Ravens twice in the regular season since 96′ and in both those seasons the Ravens went on to win the SUPER BOWL. Sorry you traded away your future for a crippled QB and since you don’t know how to operate you are penalized and strapped under the cap. The redskins are the worst franchise in the league and 30 minutes away sits the best franchise in the league.

    Hopefully your new team name will be cool… Losers.

    World Champs

    Out

  12. rockthered1286 says: Mar 19, 2013 4:05 PM

    Funny how everyone likes to focus on his looks and not his track record as an NFL owner. Bisciotti is one of the top owners in the NFL. He abides by one of the major principles in life that some owners cannot grasp- find people who know what they’re doing and let them do their jobs. He does not meddle. He doesn’t intervene. He lets Oz, DeCosta, Moriarity and crew do their job, and in doing so, this organization is a well oiled machine.

  13. menofsteelx6 says: Mar 19, 2013 4:11 PM

    I am a die hard fan of pittsburgh and it comes natural that I dislike Baltimore , but at the same time I am a realist , the Steeler franchise isn’t all happiness and sunshine right now , and neither is the ravens.. That being said , the AFC north will most likely come down to pittsburgh and Baltimore again like always, sorry to leave ya hangin cincy , but it is VERY unlikely Baltimore will get passed the wild card round if they do make the play offs. That defense is broken with no leadership , and the offense is a cluster too , rice only gets 10-13 carries a game, they traded boldin, and flacco’s consistency is 50/50 . Im not oblivious either, pittsburgh has it’s holes also, but they can be easily fixed with coaches discipline and a good draft . Best of luck to Baltimore this season, they are gonna need it..

  14. rocketcrab says: Mar 19, 2013 4:18 PM

    A TOTALLY biased opinion, but I think he’s the best owner in the NFL. He hires good football people and lets them do their jobs, stepping in ONLY when needed. Good on ya! Light years away from the last owner of Baltimore’s former NFL team [cough, cough, Bob Irsay, cough, cough]. That said, the pic with him in the sunglasses made me flash on Al Davis. Oooooh….in his day, Al was a great owner, but towards the end……….FWIW, on a beautiful Saturday afternoon last October, I was fishing on Mother Chesapeake with some great buds, just off Baltimore harbor, when we saw what looked like an aircraft carrier sailing by. It was Bisciotti’s yacht. Sweet.

  15. rexryanseacrest says: Mar 19, 2013 4:27 PM

    “In 1982, Bisciotti graduated from Salisbury State University in Maryland with a degree in liberal arts. A year later, at 23, he and his cousin Jim Davis started Aerotek, a staffing company in the aerospace and technology sectors. Running the company out of a basement office with secondhand equipment, Bisciotti and Davis produced $1.5 million in sales in the first year. Aerotek grew into the Allegis Group, which is now the largest privately held staffing firm in the United States and 4th in the world”

    That is the epitomy of the American Dream. Without the 1% we would have nothing to which to aspire (no sarcasm intended).

  16. willbrownimaging says: Mar 19, 2013 4:28 PM

    Baltimore is a model franchise.

    In the 2011 offseason, the Ravens lost Willis McGahee, Derrick Mason, Todd Heap, Jared Gaither, and Kelly Gregg. The media said “Oh, good Lord, how will they ever replace the production from those players…looks like it’ll be a down year for the Baltimore Ravens.”

    Baltimore was a dropped pass (then a shanked 38-yard FG) away from being in the Super Bowl.

    In the 2012 offseason, the Ravens lost Ben Grubbs, Jarrett Johnson, Cory Redding, Tom Zbikowski, and Haruki Nakamura, plus Lardarius Webb was out almost the entire season with an ACL tear, and Terrell Suggs missed a chunk of the season with a torn Achilles (then played through a torn biceps). The media said “Oh, good Lord, how will they ever replace the production from those players…looks like it’ll be a down year for the Baltimore Ravens.”

    The Ravens won the Super Bowl.

    In the 2013 offseason, Baltimore has lost Dannell Ellerbe, Paul Kruger, Cary Williams, Anquan Boldin, Bernard Pollard. Ray Lewis and Matt Birk have retired, and the Ravens still might lose Ed Reed. The media is already saying “Oh, good Lord, how will they ever replace the production from those players…looks like it’ll be a down year for the Baltimore Ravens.”

    Some of the losses (Boldin in particular) will hurt more than others, but I’d be willing to bet that Baltimore makes the playoffs again….and once you’re in the playoffs, anything can happen.

  17. goodellisruiningtheleague says: Mar 19, 2013 4:30 PM

    To be world champs you would have to have played someone outside of America. You’re just National champs. Jeez Ravens fans don’t even know the difference between ‘national’ and ‘international.’ Baltimore is the armpit of maryland

  18. Land Snark says: Mar 19, 2013 4:39 PM

    I love the bandwagon comments here. The Ravens win a Superbowl and all the sudden Bisciotti is the best owner in football.

    Calm down. I’m sure he does a great job. But best owner? Not sure that he can claim that just yet, even if he does oversee a great franchise.

    There might be a few that do it better.

  19. Land Snark says: Mar 19, 2013 4:40 PM

    @goodellisruiningtheleague

    I’m sure the Ravens would be glad to take on the champs of the CFL and any other team around the world. There’s so much competition outside the U.S. after all.

    Next you’ll have a beef with the MLB for naming their championship the World Series. Lighten up Francis.

  20. gromit45 says: Mar 19, 2013 4:41 PM

    What’s with the Steven Seagal picture?

  21. haterade999 says: Mar 19, 2013 4:50 PM

    Land Snark says:
    Mar 19, 2013 4:39 PM
    I love the bandwagon comments here. The Ravens win a Superbowl and all the sudden Bisciotti is the best owner in football.

    Calm down. I’m sure he does a great job. But best owner? Not sure that he can claim that just yet, even if he does oversee a great franchise.

    There might be a few that do it better.

    _________________________

    Really? Name them. Please.

  22. micknangold says: Mar 19, 2013 4:56 PM

    Bisciotti, pictured here doing his best Don Johnson impersonation.

  23. scoobies05 says: Mar 19, 2013 4:59 PM

    when you have nothing else to say just throw out cheap insults. fact is biscotti does it right. whether or not he is the best owner is purely subjective. we love him in baltimore and he is certainly one of the best. go ravens

  24. Nofoolnodrool says: Mar 19, 2013 5:10 PM

    rocketcrab | Mar 19, 2013, 4:18 PM EDT
    A TOTALLY biased opinion, but I think he’s the best owner in the NFL. He hires good football people and lets them do their jobs, stepping in ONLY when needed. Good on ya! Light years away from the last owner of Baltimore’s former NFL team [cough, cough, Bob Irsay, cough, cough]. That said, the pic with him in the sunglasses made me flash on Al Davis. Oooooh….in his day, Al was a great owner, but towards the end……….FWIW, on a beautiful Saturday afternoon last October, I was fishing on Mother Chesapeake with some great buds, just off Baltimore harbor, when we saw what looked like an aircraft carrier sailing by. It was Bisciotti’s yacht. Sweet.
    Bet you got a stiffy and couldn’t speak for hours because you saw the great biscotti and his yacht…hardly the best owner because he hasn’t been around that long. Time will tell, but so far he has done well. True test is when things go bad, which they will, and who he blames then fires.

  25. poesports says: Mar 19, 2013 7:20 PM

    Bet you got a stiffy and couldn’t speak for hours because you saw the great biscotti and his yacht…hardly the best owner because he hasn’t been around that long. Time will tell, but so far he has done well. True test is when things go bad, which they will, and who he blames then fires.

    Been there done that. Already passed the true test. Things went bad before which led to Bisciotti firing Brian Billick. The hiring of John Harbaugh and the drafting of Flacco/Rice and the constant playoff app. ever since.

  26. tdmypants says: Mar 19, 2013 9:18 PM

    Al Davis to Steve Biscotti: There’s no way, NO WAY, that you came from my loins. When I get home, I’m gonna punch your mama right in da mouf.

  27. scoobies05 says: Mar 19, 2013 10:11 PM

    well done poesports…since nofool will have no honest comeback he will probably insult baltimore and make up some more lies. but excellent post. go ravens

  28. andylucksneck says: Mar 20, 2013 6:06 AM

    Who knew Al Davis had a look alike?

  29. andylucksneck says: Mar 20, 2013 6:12 AM

    3 Super Bowls ravens fans reside in Redskins offices. 2 reside in baltimore. The future is looking bright in DC, and no so much for the ravens who just gave the highest contract ever for an average QB.

  30. andylucksneck says: Mar 20, 2013 6:56 AM

    Raven fans will always cheer for the Redskins now. Every time the skins whoop them they go on to win the Super Bowl. I will NEVER cheer for the ravens. Baltimore is the worst fan base in the NFL.

  31. scoobies05 says: Mar 20, 2013 10:15 AM

    you just wish your franchise was as good as the ravens andyluck. no doubt the skins have had a long proud history..certainly cant take that from them. but the snyder era has been an embarrasment especially compared to the biscotti era of the ravens. i do hope griffin gets well and the skins can turn it around. anything but the cowboys and jerry. go ravens

  32. randallflagg52 says: Mar 20, 2013 4:59 PM

    Hey Washington fans, why don’t you ever talk about those 6 championship/superbowl games your team has lost?

    Baltimore has 5 championships (same as you BTW), but we haven’t had a team since 1932. We’re just an all around better sports town.

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