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The Ravens really had no other choice than to have Mark Clayton return punts if they want to be serious contenders. The offense has improved in recent weeks, but not enough to give the Ravens the balance they need. Clayton could provide a spark for an offense that is limited because of its offensive line and running back situations. As we saw in Cincy, the Ravens, like most other teams, don't have the personnel to mount a lot of long drives. The offense has been helped in recent weeks by long punt returns and turnovers forced by the defense. The only question is what took Brian Billick so long to decide on Clayton. He should have become the returner against the Bengals once B.J. Sams was injured.

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