Monday, April 25, 2016

Dime Store

Jeremy Butler, Daniel Brown, Kaelin Clay & Darren Waller walk in to a bar...

No joke, those guys were all playing Wide Receiver for the Ravens at the end of last year. And despite the fact that they all showed enough promise to make it to the NFL, I don't think they made many fantasy football rosters. Of course they were led by Kamar Aiken in many of those late Fall games - but 12 months ago Aiken could have just as easily walked in to a bar in Baltimore and not been noticed.

Which brings us, as unlikely as it sounds, to today and the fact that the Ravens may have a WR group on par with the Anquan-Torrey-Jacoby trio that led us to victory in Super Bowl XLVII.

I present to you:

  • Steve Smith Sr.
  • Mike Wallace
  • Kamar Aiken
  • Breshad Perriman

John Harbaugh seems excited to welcome Mike Wallace to the flock

Of course a lot can go wrong - Perriman has yet to play a down in purple and black; Wallace has yet to catch a pass from Flacco, Aiken is still new at this star-receiver thing (see above) and Sr. Smith was supposed to be on the golf course already.

But here they are. A quartet of pass catchers that are likely helping Joe get through his rehab. I imagine a poster of them taped to the screen of a treadmill. 

Not to be out done, the Ravens all of a sudden boast a deep Tight End group as well. Ben Watson joins the fray along with Maxx Williams and Crockett Gillmore, let alone the return of Dennis Pitta to the Castle.

Get well soon Joe, you have some dimes to drop.

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