Why do these conversations never occur?
Joe: Hey Steve, I know I have been very inconsistent this season. I love it here and I want to be a Raven for life. I also do NOT want to put my team in a very bad salary CAP position. I want the team to be able to sign the best free agents over the next decade. So give me 10 years at $9M per year with as much as possible up front. That's more money than my entire family can spend for generations. Let's win many championships together. Deal?