The Baltimore Ravens said they plan to address and add to the wide receiver position this off-season.
Randy Moss, one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history, announced on Monday that he is coming out of retirement and wants to play in 2012.
Moss, 35, has given every indication that he wants to sign with a team that will be compete for a championship.
At first glance, Moss and the Ravens would appear to be a good match for each other, right? But, if you look a little more closely, this is a relationship that would most likely end in disaster given Moss’ ego and personality.
“I just don’t see him adding anything to the Ravens” wrote ESPN’s Jamison Hensley. “His strength is stretching the field. The Ravens, though, already have a younger and faster version of that in [Torrey] Smith.
“Baltimore has tried going with a declining veteran to fill the No. 3 spot before with T.J. Houshmandzadeh in 2010 and Lee Evans in 2011. Both failed miserably. The Ravens should learn from their mistakes.”
Furthermore, Moss could restrict the growth and maturation of young receivers like the aforementioned Smith, Tandon Doss and LanQuan Williams.
Not only would Moss not be a fit in the Ravens’ locker room, but at 35-years-old, having not played a single down in nearly two years, the question becomes: does Moss even have the ability and skill set to be the explosive, down-field threat he was in 2007 and before?
In 2010, his final year in the league, Moss was a shell of his former self. He played for three teams alone (the Patriots, Vikings and Titans), and recorded career lows in catches (28), yards (393) and had just five touchdowns.
With all that being said, I just wonder how much Moss can contribute physically and whether his head and heart are in the right place as he attempts his comeback to the NFL.