All indications point to Steve McNair starting Sunday's game in New Orleans. Apparently, his head has cleared.
I believe he's just now discovering that the Ravens have a new offensive coordinator.
"Obviously, any time someone has a concussion, you go with it slowly. Just getting back to it right now," said coach/coordinator Brian Billick.
Asked what changes he's looking for now that he's replaced Jim Fassel and will take over the play-calling duties, Billick said, "More production."
As for how the players looked today after the bye week, Billick said, "Good. They've got their legs back underneath them. They're obviously feeling good. They're here today having some fun. The week was needed and I think we got done with it what we needed."
Asked if the Ravens will look much different on offense, Billick said, "We'll see. Hopefully."
Here's what receiver Derrick Mason, a harsh critic of the offense, said about the change:
"They felt like they needed to make a change and they made it. The reaction is we've got to continue to keep going and continue to play. Regardless of who's calling the plays, the players have to go out there and make it work."
Can Billick make a difference?
"I don't know," Mason said. "Obviously we're not changing anything dramatically on offense. What does that tell you? That tells you the players have to go out there and execute and, whatever the game plan is, we've got to make it work, somehow, someway. I have confidence that, regardless of who's calling the plays, with the week off, we can come back and make this offense go."