Growing up and watching
make unbelievable catches time and time again as a tight end for the
, I expected the unexpected from him.
He earned his "Wizard of Oz" nickname and entry into the Pro Football Hall of Fame by catching poorly thrown balls from the likes of Brian Sipe, Paul McDonald, Gary Danielson and Bernie Kosar and making it look easy.
, which launched shortly after Newsome's Browns career, could have simply renamed the top 10 plays of the day after him. He was that good.
So that's why I'm not buying it when I hear the
are going to be quiet in free agency and focus on their own guys.
I expected the unexpected. Like the
signings last year or the acquisition of
two years ago. Newsome has something up his sleeve.
It won't be sexy, but two top tackles, mainly right-side guys, went on the market Monday in
. Signing Winston or Brown would allow the Ravens to flip
back to the blind side. Waiving
would free up some money.
Maybe it's a wide receiver and top punt returner like
. The Ravens need to come out of free agency and the draft with giant special teams holes filled. If there is one area the team needs to make a big improvement in, it's special teams. It's got to keep a former special teams coach like
up at night trying to figure out how to fix it.
So don't bet on Newsome and the Ravens staying quiet for long in free agency.