Randy Moss Ravens Rumors: Moss Would Give Joe Flacco a Second Safety Valve
With Derrick Mason out for now in Baltimore, Joe Flacco needs more help.
Anquan Boldin is around, but with Mason and Todd Heap gone, the Baltimore Ravens desperately need to find someone to help their young quarterback along in his development. Flacco has potential to be truly great, but without targets in the passing game, he can only get so far.
Randy Moss is floating around the free agent market, and naturally, the Ravens have considered kicking the tires on the veteran receiver.
Per the Baltimore Sun:
That's Randy Moss. He's a risk because of his age (34) and attitude. Is he a moody receiver who is a shell of himself? Or is he primed for another monstrous comeback with the right team?
It's certainly a gamble, and the Ravens have to determine if it's one they're willing to take with the release of Derrick Mason.
The Ravens were once interested in Moss. It was six years ago when the Ravens talked with the Minnesota Vikings about trading for him.
If Baltimore wants to remain at the top of the AFC, it is going to have to make a move to stem the tide of losses that has followed the Ravens all offseason long. Flacco and the Ravens' offense needs weapons, and other than Boldin and Ray Rice, there isn't much there to rely on.
Getting Moss would give Flacco a deep target and someone who stretches the field on a weekly basis. With Moss going up top, it opens Boldin across the middle and Rice out of the backfield. He may be a veteran, but the former Pro Bowler is the type of player who can bring the Baltimore offense together.
The window is closing on an aging Ravens squad, and while Moss isn't going to make them any younger, he will make them dangerous against the top teams in the AFC. Baltimore has a duty to explore all options at this juncture in the franchise's history, and that includes taking a long, hard look at a game-changer like Randy Moss.
It won't be a long-term investment, but it will be one that can maximize what's left of Baltimore's window.
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