Ozzie Newsome is a great GM and I have the utmost respect for him.
However if there is one room for improvement it would be to get Contract Extensions done a year ahead of time!
Dennis Pitta, Terrell Suggs, Ray Lewis and especially Joe Flacco were all signed last minute and it cost us a lot of money.
Elite teams like the Patriots and Seahawks wasted no time to sign their players to extensions and that' why they are elite they learn to hold a team together.
Now Jimmy and Torrey Smiths contracts are almost up and I'm worried why they haven't signed extensions yet and it's a little disturbing.
We can not afford to so sign them if they happen to have breakout years we have to sign them now.
Football is becoming a "Dirty" business because of these sports agents who claim to have their best interests in hand when they are just after corruption and greed.
We need to stop waiting till the last minute to do extensions if we expect to win another Superbowl.
We are also not in positions to rely on free agency to rebuild our team and plus 90% of the time free agency can ruin a player's career because they are not a good fit with their new teams. Ben Grubbs was never the same player after he left for NOLA.
So let's stop this madness of waiting till the last minute to get our core players extended. You get them done 1 year before their contract expires.