After the Ravens' final training camp practice yesterday, coach Brian Billick congratulated them on a successful summer at McDaniel College but cautioned them about letting down in Sunday's nationally televised preseason game.
"I don't know that they will," Billick said later to reporters. "But there's a lot of conventional thinking says that's a trap that you could fall into. We want to make sure we don't do that."
STUCK ON YOU: Like they've done for years, the players closed camp by hazing the rookies. Quarterback Troy Smith, linebacker Prescott Burgess and receivers Yamon Figurs and Matt Willis got thrown into tubs filled with ice and then collectively got taped to the goalpost, where they got doused with Gatorade and baby powder.
When Smith was lying in the tub with his arms taped to his side, linebacker Ray Lewis jokingly asked the Heisman Trophy winner to strike the "Heisman pose."
WORTH THE WAIT?: Held up for visa issues, Rhys Lloyd joined the Ravens on the final day of camp. The English kicker quickly got everyone's attention when he nearly cleared the end zone on one kickoff.