My take on Marshall
If you want my take on the Ravens' iffy receiver situation, you can read my latest column right here. If you want my opinion on whether they should seriously pursue troubled wideout Brandon Marshall, you're already in the right place.
I've been going back and forth on this all day. I've consulted Ravens beat reporter Jamison Hensley, who said on my radio show that he thinks Marshall would be a difference-maker for a team that fell one game short of the Super Bowl last year. I consulted my talkshow callers, who were pretty much split down the middle on the issue.
For me, it becomes a matter of personal consistency. I argued strongly against the decision by the Orioles to sign Albert Belle (left) in 1998 entirely on the basis of his character issues -- and Albert had a small fraction of the off-field baggage this guy would bring to Baltimore.
So, I vote no.
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