On the very first play of a red-zone drill today, quarterback Joe Flacco’s pass deflected off Jacoby Jones and landed into the hands of Lardarius Webb. The cornerback, not breaking stride, sprinted down the sideline, not stopping until the offensive players had long given up chasing him.
He followed that interception with another one four players later as a pass from Flacco, intended for Brandon Stokley, landed right in Webb’s lap. It was part of Webb’s busiest and most productive pass of training camp.
“Trying to pick it up more and more all the time,” said Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees. “When you’re bringing a guy back, you don’t want to overdo it so [secondary coach Teryl Austin] has been doing a great job of weaning him in and letting him do more and more each day.”
Webb had surgery last October to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The Ravens are optimistic that barring a setback, Webb will be ready in time for the Sept. 5 regular-season opener against the Denver Broncos.
“A lot of it depends on how much contact we are going to have,” Pees said. “As you saw today, we were in shells so there really wasn’t going to be a lot of physical contact and a lot of thudding out. They were basically going to be tagging off. It was a good day to get him a little more work.”