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Could little-used offensive lineman Tony Moll be a spy for the Ravens as they prepare to play his former team, the Green Bay Packers?
Probably not, said Ravens head coach John Harbaugh.
When the Ravens traded safety Derrick Martin to the Packers on the last day of roster cuts for Moll, it was to add depth to their offensive line, not steal secrets for an upcoming opponent.
“Probably no more so than Derrick Martin can be of assistance to them,” Harbaugh said with a laugh on Thursday. “We both knew that was coming. It’s not to any great extent probably, either way, I would think. Derrick knows our defense, he knows our calls, and Tony knows some of their calls.
But you’ve got to go play the game.”
Moll said it would be surreal to walk onto Lambeau Field, where he played for three years as a Packers fifth-round draft pick. Moll played in 39 contests with 18 career starts. He has been inactive in each of the Ravens’ games this season.
“It’s going to be a weird feeling coming out of the other tunnel,” said Moll. “It’s a small-town atmosphere everywhere around there, even in the building. The security guards, the PR people, the stadium workers, everybody knows everybody. I don’t know what I’m going to feel. It’s not one of those things that you can understand how you’ll feel. When it happens, it happens.”
Moll was also fairly useless when asked for advice on how to deal with the frigid temperatures in Wisconsin at this time of year.
“You just have to deal with it,” he laughed. “Hopefully, it’s not cold enough that we have to wear long johns or anything like that.”