According to Baltimore Sun reporter Jamison Hensley’s blog, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh didn’t say the Ravens were interested in Vick, but did not say they weren’t.
“We’ve had long discussions about Michael Vick and we have a feeling about how he would impact our team and not impact our team,” Harbaugh said. “We have a course of action that you can ask Ozzie [Newsome, general manager] about.”
“Go ask Ozzie” sounds to me like they could pull the trigger on such a move if they were certain of two things.
One, that Vick could perform in a given role, even if it wasn’t quarterback; and two, that there would be no significant backlash from the Ravens community (i.e, fans, sponsors, media, etc.).
I will say this: Cam Cameron and the Ravens have shown us some flavor out of the Wildcat formation before. Nah, Ozzie is too calculated for this, right?
I mean, even if he did have a media-friendly market in Baltimore and a strong personality in Ray Lewis to deflect enough story fodder with a few words, it couldn’t work out that well for the Ravens.