The Ravens like players who are versatile, and Albert McClellan is their type of player. McClellan, who went undrafted in 2010, spent most of last season playing inside linebacker and earned his first career start filling in for Ray Lewis in the team's 16-6 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Thanksgiving night. This season, McClellan has made five consecutive starts at outside linebacker and posted 19 tackles and one fumble recovery. Playing outside linebacker is not new for McClellan, who played a similar role at Marshall.
How would you describe your level of comfort regarding playing outside versus inside?
"I'm comfortable. It's just something that I've got to do. I think I'm doing it pretty well. Last week [against the Kansas City Chiefs] was a little rough for me, but other than that, I'm doing pretty well. And [outside linebacker Paul Kruger] is doing great as well. As you can see, he had three tackles for loss last week. So he played a great game."
Would you prefer to return to inside linebacker?
"I'm having fun where I'm at right now. So I'm enjoying it."
The 21 snaps you took against the Chiefs were the second fewest of the season for you. Were you surprised or disappointed by the limited number of opportunities?
"I wasn't surprised. The coaches looked at it, and that's all it was."