Baltimore a Possible Landing Spot For Randy Moss?
We explored where Randy Moss could wind up playing in 2012 in our Top 10 Potential Suitors piece, and listed the Baltimore Ravens as the third team to vie for his services.
Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun furthered this thought, saying, “Randy Moss wouldn’t be bad for a year or two”. I have to agree.
As Preston notes, Moss’s explosive personality could be held in check by fiery and respected leaders, Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. He’d be playing with a competent, rising quarterback in Joe Flacco. He’d be backed by a strong running game led by Ray Rice, as well as a still stifling defense.
Oh, yeah, and the Ravens could really use him.
The team was hoping Lee Evans would stretch the field in 2011, but as it turned out, inconsistent rookie Torrey Smith was the more effective option.
Evans is almost surely gone, which means the Ravens are back to square one, in a sense. They still have Smith, who could improve, and Anquan Boldin, who is a great possession receiver. But it’s arguable that Moss could be the missing piece that connects all the dots on offense.
If Moss still has the same type of elite speed he possessed for his entire career before retiring after the 2010 season, the Ravens would have an offense that can strike from anywhere on the field.
The Ravens also fit Moss’s personal criteria, as Flacco can cling it, and the Ravens are a winning team on the brink of a Super Bowl appearance.
It remains to be seen if the hype surrounding a Moss comeback is real or just that – hype. But if it is, don’t be shocked at all to see the Ravens giving Moss a call.