Ravens assistant general manager Eric DeCosta joined the Sports Boosters of Maryland on May 22 at the Mt. Washington Tavern to share his stories from the Ravens’ Super Bowl run and recap the Ravens’ 2013 draft picks.
DeCosta said he did not think 2012 was the best team. In fact, he thought they were an “ugly 9-2″ with an “impending sense of doom and a host of injuries.” But the Denver playoff game changed that perspective for DeCosta. He didn’t talk much about the Super Bowl with the Sports Boosters, rather what he thought was the game-changer, quite literally for the team.
“They had unbelievable resolve in the Denver game,” DeCosta said.
After that win, the players were in the zone, focused and committee in practice, setting their sights on the Super Bowl only.
After a brief break for dinner, DeCosta picked up with the draft. He said he understands fans were upset at some of the offseason moves, but his goal every year is put a good team on the field. He doesn’t guarantee a Super Bowl, but he did guarantee a good team this year.
DeCosta broke down all draft picks the Ravens choose and why. He talked particularly about Arthur Brown and said he felt the same way about him that he did about Torrey Smith.
For photos from the event, visit the Sports Boosters’ Facebook page.