Article from Preston, with direct quotes from Steve. Basically saying, he's patient, but can't allow repeat failure and will step in next year if it happens again.
Qb joe flacco took chances he shouldn't have.
Believes in Juan and thinks he and the players had an improved relationship as the year went on.
The offence frustrated him the most, esp the running game.
They have questioned if rice is done, concludes he was too heavy, lost elusiveness without adding much power.
Bisciotti is starting to get an inkling, but he hasn't endured enough pain yet. Because the pain has only developed recently, he can't get his head around the severity of the problem.
Bisciotti is giving "Them" slack for 2014 but if "They" fail again next year he's looking for more input at a minimum.
It's going to take Bisciotti until after the 2015 season to realize some things. Bisciotti is not adept at personnel evaluation. In fact not unlike Ozzie and Harbaugh, he's completely missed the boat as of late. But come the end of the 2014 season it will be clear the Raven's missed their "Championship Window". The team that was effectively disbanded in 2013 should have been in at least 3 Championship Games in that decade, there was that much talent on board. The fact that it didn't happen is attributable to "Them" and "They".
Come the end of 2015, there's not going to be any place for those guys to hide. We've gone into rebuild though, that cleaning of house management should occur this year. The delay will put us 2 years behind the curve.
<p>John Smith of Titanic lore did not board a lifeboat Ozzie. A Captain that has blundered does the honorable thing. He goes down with his ship.