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February 1, 2013

Ravens owner's 2nd Super Bowl far different than 1st

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Bisciotti has the ring from the previous Super Bowl, but he doesn’t have the satisfaction that comes with seeing your important decisions and investments bear fruit. He made millions by creating the largest privately held staffing firm in the United States, and the hands-on approach he displayed in that endeavor is evident in his handling of the Ravens.

“From an organizational standpoint, I’m very involved,” Bisciotti said. “I want my questions answered before they make their decision, but I would hope that when I do get involved in the important decisions that my participation actually lends itself to helping them make a better decision. I don’t just say, ‘It’s your job, do it.’ I can’t learn unless I understand their line of thinking.”

Bisciotti is aware of all that goes on with the team, but his deep tan suggests he does not micromanage. He is content to let general manager Ozzie Newsome and coach John Harbaugh tend to many of the details involved around running the team — with the understanding that he’s always a phone call away.

Odds are, when Bisciotti takes that call, he will be someplace warm with his wife, Renee.

“I’m at practice maybe once a week. We’re empty-nesters,” Bisciotti said. “We spend most of our fall and winter in Florida. If I can get up and do a Friday practice and meet with John and Ozzie and hear the game plan and where they think the team is mentally, that’s good for me. I can go out and see my friends Friday night, I can take my boat up to the harbor and enjoy Saturday night with friends, meet my family in my suite for the game, and maybe head back to Florida again on Monday for four days.”

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