"I feel like it's going to be one big wave," he said. "So if I could just get past that, it's going to be big runs because I'm more [reactive]. So if they're right there, I'm just going to react to them. So instead of thinking about seeing them down there, I've just got to react."

Many expect teams to just shoot for touchbacks, which could take away the Ravens' advantage from last season.

Kick Billy Cundiff tied an NFL record last season with 40 touchbacks. No other kicker had more than 29.

But Cundiff's leg strength could still be an edge when the weather gets colder and sloppier.

"I don't know if it negates the advantage; I think it equalizes it somewhat," Rosburg said. "Guys can now do what Billy did very, very well, and they can do it much easier. I think that the time of the season when hopefully we're playing in January and meaningful games in December, I think you'll see that Billy's talents will probably show up a little bit more."

If the rule continues to receive flak, there is a chance that the NFL will review it before the regular season begins. But Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, who is on the league's competition committee, said there is no scheduled meeting for the committee at this point.

Rosburg said he hasn't heard whether the rule might get changed before the start of the regular season.

"I can always be hopeful though," he said.



Sun reporter Edward Lee contributed to this article