Behind the scenes, General Manager Eric DeCosta can be sharpening his scouting division’s abilities, and he is been doing so for a number of years.
In 2019, the Ravens launched an offseason speaker sequence during which DeCosta brings in extremely profitable professionals from all walks of life to talk along with his employees earlier than scouts hit the highway for fall scouting.
Last week, CNBC finance TV character Jim Cramer and not too long ago retired WBAL-TV investigative reporter Jayne Miller spoke to the whole scouting division. Miller did so from the Ravens‘ draft room.
“We started the series because it was clear to me that there are many intelligent and curious people from all different backgrounds who can impact our scouting team with their knowledge and life experiences,” DeCosta stated. “In any business, you can get so caught up doing the same things the same way all the time and that can hinder growth. That’s what our series is intended to address.”
The Ravens had two different visitor audio system earlier this offseason, Alex Garwood (Director of the Pat Tillman Foundation) and Chris Soto (Director of Colby Personality Lab). Here are the opposite company in earlier years:
Sal Paolantonio, ESPN sports activities reporter
Jonathan Lenzer, Chief of Staff of FBI
Dr. Kiki Leutner, London-based psychologist
Kate Murphy, Journalist and creator
2020: (restricted due to covid)
Ryan Holiday, Author
Brandon Scott, Mayor of Baltimore
Shayne Buchwald and Maurice “Mo” Tolliver, FBI brokers
Mallory Rubin, Editor and podcaster
John Linehan, T. Rowe Price Portfolio Manager
Joseph and Michele Rigby Assad, former undercover officers in CIA
Craig Rothenberg, strategic communications govt
“It’s really cool to see them talk about their jobs and how they’re using principles and techniques, whether it be to find potential employees, try to get information, build sources,” Director of College Scouting David Blackburn stated.
“It’s a lot of things that tie into what we do as scouts. I also just think it’s cool to hear people’s stories, how they speak passionately about what they do. I don’t know what it’s like with other teams, but it’s one of the benefits of this place. It’s not just about football. It’s about professional development, personal development.”
Miller started her discuss by speaking about her expertise in Baltimore dated again to the Colts‘ departure in 1984. She largely spoke about among the points dealing with the town, together with its poisonous notion and the way racial division has contributed to the issues.
As an investigative reporter, she answered questions on interview methods, supply dealing with, credibility, and extra. For instance, what agenda may a supply have?