Lardarius Webb conceded that the toe injury on his left foot was bothersome, but it didn’t prevent the Ravens cornerback from making his fifth interception of the season in the team’s 20-14 win against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday.
“Confidence is up, and it’s all about my film study,” said Webb, who leads the defense in interceptions in his first year as a full-time starter. “It seems like I am trusting my film study now, and I am just going with what I see all week. I study my butt off for those tests, and I know the answers now.”
Webb’s interception of Cleveland quarterback Seneca Wallace’s throw to wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi in the first quarter proved critical as it stopped a promising Browns drive that had reached the Ravens’ 30-yard line and needed just one yard on third down to extend the drive.
“It was third-and-short,” Webb recalled. “He ran to the flat, and he kind of had a step on me, but the quarterback didn’t throw the ball hard enough, so it gave me a chance to make a play, and I caught it. I didn’t think I was going to catch it, but I made it, and it was a nice little play.”Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun