Guess who’s back? Back again…Tandon’s Back…

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Alright stop…pajama time.

Eminem songs aside, I know many are sitting there scratching their heads and wondering what in the world are the Ravens thinking bringing Tandon Doss back?!

Well, the reality is what choice do the Ravens have?

Jacoby Jones is out for the next month or so and Deonte Thompson does not seem to be recovering as quickly as they had hoped.

While Tandon Doss has been quite a disappointment, he knows the system, knows Joe Flacco, knows John Harbaugh, and knows Jim Caldwell. Doss can also return kicks and punts. If the Ravens were to bring in a completely different vet receiver, then they would have to wait for that receiver to grasp the offense which could take weeks; if ever.

In all seriousness, I hope that Tandon Doss got a bit of a wakeup call when he was cut from the Ravens during their final cut-down phase in August. This was a 4th round draft pick in 2011 and many scouts heralded his hands as “the best” in that entire draft class, which included players like Cincinnati’s AJ Green and Atlanta’s Julio Jones. Doss has ideal size (6’2” 210lbs) and he does have a nice burst when running routes. For whatever reason, that just never translated to what the Ravens were trying to do offensively. While at the University of Indiana, Doss was their “Mr. Everything” on offense and his skill set seemed ideal for a No.2/slot receiver in the NFL.

Maybe getting cut and not having any other team sign him was what he really needed?

I doubt he comes in and supplants Marlon Brown or Brandon Stokley, but he will likely contribute right away on Special Teams in place of the injured Jones. This is a good thing because it means that they will not have to expose Lardarius Webb to any additional wear-and-tear.

We’ve all seen what the kid can do when the pads are off during practice. We’ve also seen flashes here and there of being a decent receiver. Hopefully he buckles his chin strap up a bit tighter this go-around and leaves it all out on the field because in today’s NFL, second chances rarely happen and the Roger Goodell’s playground hosts a “what have you done for me lately?” league.

So, before we go off on rants and cursing his existence and before Tony Lombardi gets into another Twitter debate with Torrey Smith, let’s all take a step back and give Doss one last chance to make a difference for this team.

Who knows?

Maybe he’ll surprise us all.

Here’s hoping!

The Ravens have re-signed Tandon Doss. Which statement best expresses your thoughts on the move?
The Ravens are desperate! (12%)
They never should have let Anquan go! (41%)
Well at least Lardarius Webb won't be returning punts! (27%)
We sure could use Bobby Rainey right about now! (20%)
This poll has completed. Thank you for voting.
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Paul Lukoskie
Paul (aka WickedSolo) has been an avid football fan since he was a little kid. As former player himself (through college only...turning pro and having million dollar contracts and fame just sounded too overwhelming...or he's just a 5'11" 200lb guy who was only good enough to play D-3 ball...but who's...more

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      • Bobalobading Dong on said:

        Correction made. Still- plenty of time to make that transition. I say we have some quality up and coming talent in Mellette and Brown. Give them the opportunity.

        • Paul Lukoskie on said:

          Let me be clear, I sincerely doubt that signing Doss means they are going to bump Marlon Brown and Aaron Mellette down the depth chart. If Doss gets playing time as a receiver it will be in certain packages and only if he earns it.

          • Chad Spiegel on said:

            Yeah there’s no way they give Doss the start over Brown but on kick return opportunities, expect to see a little more of Doss. Which means a very low kick-return average for the Ravens this year.

    • Paul Lukoskie on said:

      I’m not sure what choice they have right now short of putting Webb or Torrey back there. Neither of which sounds great to me.

      I’ll tell ya, I REALLY wish Asa Jackson weren’t suspended right now…

  1. Kelley Stewart on said:

    they should’ve re-signed LaQuan Williams, he’s a beast on special teams and he actually catches and holds onto the ball for positive yardage~!

  2. Jimmy Dundalk on said:

    This just makes me sick,,,,,,,,,,why is Ozzie playing around with targets for his multi-million dollar q-back,,,,,,,,,,,this isn’t a game , it’s a business and Harbs has to earn his seven million dollar contract extension,,,,,,,,,I still say this is the weakest 53 Ozzie has put together in the last dozen years or so , where did all the tough guys go,,,,,,,,,,bet he won’t call this group ‘ mighty men ‘…………..

  3. Ravcolt on said:

    Doss knows everything except how to catch the thrown forward pass. He can catch kickoffs but only if he is NOT to run them out of the end zone. Thank you.

  4. Rumor Ray on said:

    Will every one PLEASE get over the Fact Boldin is gone???? It is time to move on. No I am not thankful to have Doss return, however it does give us a kick/punt returner. (fyi my vote was we could use Rainey now) In the world of football sometimes you have to make a tough choice to find the next man up. Lets say that over the next couple weeks Brown proves to be a very solid two and Mellette moves into the third spot. IF they both prove they can run routes, get open and make the catch then we improved over the aging Boldin. Yes BOLDIN could have been MR RIGHT NOW however I would gladly take TWO guys for less that become Ravens for life.

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