Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ozzie on vacation as the Suggs' clock ticks down


Like many of the folks employed by Steve Bisciotti, Ozzie Newsome is on vacation. That should tell you something about the team’s contract talks with Terrell Suggs.

Think about it…

The Ravens let Adalius Thomas go opting instead to invest their defensive dollars in the younger and more talented Suggs. Fair enough. Good choice if you ask me and Jarret Johnson’s play in AD’s absence further validates that decision.

Yet here we are 2 years later STILL waiting on a new deal for Suggs.

By his own admission, Ozzie has deemed a Suggs extension to be an organizational priority. Suggs has to sign any new deal by 4PM tomorrow, July 15 otherwise, all bets are off until February, 2010.

Meanwhile somewhere, Ozzie has his toes in the sand and perhaps a Pina Colada in hand.

But no Suggs!

Ozzie’s absence suggests that he’s offered Suggs the best deal he can and the line is drawn in the proverbial sand. Maybe Suggs’ agent Gary Wichard is simply waiting on 4PM tomorrow to see if the Ravens blink and offer a little more as the deadline approaches. After all, what is there to gain by signing the deal prior to the deadline?

T minus 29 hours and counting.

Another Pina Oz?

6 comments :

Jerry B said...

See my comment relative to Mason. Ozzie must know what he's doing (at least he knows more than we do!), so let's just wait and see how it plays out. But, sooner or later, you do have to draw the proverbial line in the sand with these agents......

Full Monty said...

People that want to criticize Ozzie because he's on vacation are morons. I think Tony is right, Oz gave them his best deal, take it or leave it. Pat Moriarty and the other lawyers can get it done with the numbers Ozzie offered.

Harryos29 said...

Harry O 29 July 14th
Go Adam Jones..he drove in the winning run for the American League in the All Star game...
But.. I must agree with JERRY B 100%...

we survived without AD.. we can survive without Suggs..

Narconon Arrowhead said...

I am in drug rehab and i agree that Ozzie must know what he is doing.

Anonymous said...

Well...the Suggs deal is done. But for those who were expecting a backloaded deal that would free up cap space, you can forget that. The deal ended up, according to PFT.com, paying Suggs more up front and per year than the deal the 'Skins gave to Haynesworth. Interesting, to say the least.

Andy said...

The anonymous prick a-hole strikes again. This freakin' tool needs to...how should I say it...ok, in the spirit of Sipowitz on NYPD Blue...he/she needs to have relations.