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No Raven questions the leadership of Ray Lewis
Randy Moss is likely only going to play one or two more years of football.
So is Ray Lewis.
And Ed Reed.
We are likely looking at Baltimore's last shot at a title, so why not go out with a bang?
If there's any locker room leader who can handle Moss, it's Ray Lewis. He is the undisputed best leader in the game. Moss may never be a consummate pro like Jerry Rice, but he wouldn't dare defy Ray Lewis. (And honestly, who would?)
From a locker room perspective, this move makes the most sense.
And looking at the football side of this only makes it look better.
Very few current players are faster than Moss, and Baltimore has one of them in rookie Torrey Smith. The two of them running deep routes together would give defensive coaches nightmares. At the very least, it would keep the safeties 30 yards down the field and away from Ray Rice on screens.
Oh, and let's not forget Anquan Boldin underneath.
Adding Moss to the Ravens would give them one of the most complete offenses in the league to go along with their elite defense. Defenses could take away the run, but then they'd get burned deep. If they use nickel or dime formations, Rice would run all over them. You'd really just have to pick your poison.
Joe Flacco might cause some of the same concerns as Sanchez and Smith, but he does have a few things going for him.
First of all, while nobody would call him elite, nobody would call Flacco terrible, either. You know what you're getting out of him—he's at least a league average quarterback.
Second, he's never had an elite receiver. If Moss is at the top of his game, he'd give Flacco the best weapon he's ever had.
Finally, there's no brewing quarterback controversy. Flacco is the Ravens' quarterback. His teammates aren't clamoring for Peyton Manning, they didn't use a high pick on his replacement last year—he will be the guy.
Put all of that together, and you have the perfect fit for Moss.