Time to get excited about Ravens' passing game

Boldin, Mason give team first passing 1-2 punch since '90s

March 12, 2010|By Mike Preston Ravens Insider mike.preston

Now, it's time to get excited about the Ravens' passing game. For the first time since Michael Jackson and Derrick Alexander in the mid- to late-1990s, the Ravens have two receivers who are legitimate weapons and can make big plays.

You can't double-team both Anquan Boldin and Derrick Mason. It was a good move to sign Mason to a two-year, $8 million deal.

I'm sure there will be some ego problems along the way with both Mason and Boldin, but a good coaching staff will keep the disputes to a minimum. With Mason in the fold, the Ravens can now concentrate on some other issues in the draft or free agency, such as finding a pass rusher or cornerback.

The Ravens, though, still need to find a young receiver in this draft, one they can groom and allow to grow with quarterback Joe Flacco. Mason and Boldin will be good teachers.

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