As far as Ravens starting left offensive guard Jah Reid is concerned, all he needs to do is relax a bit to cut down on his mistakes.
Heading into his third consecutive start Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Reid has committed three penalties for the season and allowed six quarterback pressures and two quarterback hits.
He has one false start in each of his two starts since replacing veteran Bobbie Williams. Against the Chargers, Reid allowed a lot of inside pressure and was responsible for five quarterback pressures.
"I always have some jitters when I first set foot on the field," Williams said. "If you're not a little nervous.. I just need to calm down until it's time to go. I get that one mistake out of the way and then I fix it and get inside myself. I need to just not do that and calm down from the beginning."
Reid allowed a huge hit on quarterback Joe Flacco during the Ravens' first offensive series against the Steelers in a 13-10 win earlier this month at Heinz Field.
After that play, the 6-foot-7, 330-pounder from Central Florida settled down and delivered some good blocks.
"It's a gritty game, just like last time against our rivals," Reid said. "We'll compete and I'm looking forward to a physical game."