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Ravens GM Newsome expects to sign Flacco, says team won't mortgage future to repeat in 2013

  • Baltimore Ravens president Dick Cass, from left, head coach John Harbaugh, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome and owner Steve Bisciotti speak alongside the Vince Lombardi Trophy at an NFL football news conference on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Owings Mills, Md. The Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII last Sunday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)The Associated Press

  • The Vince Lombardi Trophy sits alongside Baltimore Ravens president Dick Cass, from left, head coach John Harbaugh, general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome and owner Steve Bisciotti as they speak at an NFL football news conference on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Owings Mills, Md. The Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII last Sunday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)The Associated Press

  • Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti speaks in front of the Vince Lombardi Trophy during an NFL football news conference on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Owings Mills, Md. The Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII last Sunday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)The Associated Press

  • Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh looks on past the Vince Lombardi Trophy as he speaks during an NFL football news conference on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Owings Mills, Md. The Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII last Sunday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)The Associated Press

  • Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh speaks during an NFL football news conference on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, in Owings Mills, Md. The Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII last Sunday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)The Associated Press

Only a few days removed from winning the Super Bowl, the Baltimore Ravens have already starting looking ahead toward the 2013 season.

General manager Ozzie Newsome expressed confidence Thursday that the team will sign quarterback Joe Flacco to a long-term deal. The Super Bowl MVP's contract expired after Baltimore's season-ending 34-31 win over San Francisco last Sunday.

Obviously Newsome and the Ravens would love to repeat as champions next year, but they don't intend to mortgage the future to mount a singular run at the top, as in 2001.

Owner Steve Bisciotti says the team would not "make decisions in the euphoria of winning that could hurt us in 2014 and 2015." He says the Ravens want to "try and build a consistent winner."