Joe Flacco may have been upset after losing coordinator Jim Zorn to the Kansas City Chiefs. But he can't deny that adding a great receiver like Lee Evans doesn't put the smile back on his face. The Baltimore Ravens quarterback should be happy after his general manager, Ozzie Newsome, traded for Evans after last night's anemic offensive performance against the Philadelphia Eagles, where they managed only 6 points.
Granted, a steady franchise like Baltimore doesn't panic after the first preseason game of the year, but it's obvious that the 13-6 loss only cemented what they already believed -- that help was needed among the receiving corps. They already lost Todd Heap to make room for last year's rookie Ed Dickson, so adding Evans bring some solid veteran help to partner with No. 1 receiver Anquan Boldin.
Evans' best days are behind him as a top notch receiver at age 30, but it's clear he still has some gas left in the tank. Last year's numbers were down, but Buffalo has been a frustrating club for some time and it's hard to blame all of that on Evans. It's clear Stevie Johnson became the primary target there for Ryan Fitzpatrick.
This gives three solid receiving options for Flacco and a bolstered running game with Vonta Leach as the new fullback, replacing Le'Ron McClain, and Ricky Williams behind Ray Rice. It's a new offense this year for the Ravens, but Evans certainly makes it a much better one that it was just a week ago.