Ravens: Is Houshmandzadeh the answer?
Ken Murray's account of yesterday's conference call with T.J. Houshmandzadeh (right) was enlightening. If the Ravens decide to add a thirtysomething Pro Bowl receiver after the season -- and that wouldn't surprise anybody -- he would figure to be near the top of their list.
My only concern: About the time I finally get the spelling of his last name down, he'll probably change it to Ocho Quatro.
I think he made it pretty clear that he won't be returning to the 1-9-1 Bengals, since -- at 31 -- he probably does not have time to wait around for them to get back into serious title consideration. But I don't doubt he could envision himself as a difference-maker in Baltimore.
Though I'm okay with the Ravens looking to upgrade their receiver corps, I'm not ready to give up on the big play capability of Mark Clayton and -- when he's healthy again -- Demetrius Williams. This team is in a serious growth phase, so I'm looking forward to next season no matter what else they do to upgrade the offense.