Should Baltimore Take a Look at Adding WR Plaxico Burress?

One of several questions facing the Ravens as they move forward this off-season will be how the receiving corps will shape up heading into 2011.

Only Anquan Boldin, David Reed Ed Dickson, and Dennis Pitta are locks to be back with the team and considering the failures of this group in crunch time the team may look to re-evaluate the composition of the roster.

But one name that is popping up yet again is former New York Giant Plaxico Burress.

When John Harbaugh was asked about exploring the possibility of adding Burress, that is if he is released from prison in June, he has this to say.

“Sure, yeah,” Harbaugh said at the Ravens’ training complex when asked if he would consider signing Burress. “I don’t know Plaxico Burress at all. I’ve never met him, but we’d consider him.

“We’d consider anybody. It would just depend on where he’s at. I’d like to find out what kind of a person he is and see where he’s really at in his life.”

This seems like a standard answer for most teams but I have to say that I hate the idea that the Ravens would look his way for answers.

Yes, he’d provide size and the deep threat the Ravens lack but the guy has too much baggage for my liking. He’s also another player in his mid thirties. It’s an act that just smells of desperation and you’d have to think that Ozzie Newsome is desperate to figure out the receiving situation in Baltimore.

Yet again in the playoffs the Ravens offense and the receivers killed any chance of advancing to the Super Bowl. Both Boldin and T.J. Houschmandzadeh had critical drops while the Steelers rookies and young speedster Mike Wallace made plays. I’d rather see the Ravens look to draft and get younger and quicker and infuse the offense with much needed speed.

Let someone else take a flier on Plexiglass.


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