"Since this franchise started in 1996, we've established a strong history of retaining our most important executives, players, coaches and personnel experts. Eric, who has had opportunities to interview with other teams recently and over the years, is another one we want to keep and will keep. He has chosen to stay with the Ravens, and we're excited that he will. He is a most valuable asset and will continue to help us win championships."
DaCosta is director of player personnel for the Ravens, and allegedly in line to succeed Ozzie Newsome as GM some day...
This has turned into an annual event--- other teams contact the Ravens for permission to interview DaCosta for GM... then Steve Bisciotti (owner of the Ravens) makes it worth DaCosta's while to stay on with the Ravens.
I'm pretty sure Jimmy Irsay contacted the Ravens regarding his interest in DaCosta... but I can't prove it--- yet.
When I listed him last week on 18to88, pretty sure I said it was longshot to get him to leave. I think his wife is Bmore native. Glad we took our shot at him though as he has been considered top of everyone's list for years now. I dont take this as a failure or rejection as it was longshot all along. Ozzie is only 55 so guess he is happy where he is doing what he does.
my understanding is that three teams asked permission to speak to him and he wasnt interested so blanket statement said he was staying in Bmore and wouldnt interview anywhere. @dansvirsky