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Running back by committee approach and other notes

The Ravens are using a running back by committee approach, but it will interesting to see how long that lasts, especially with Willis McGahee.

McGahee is back and fully recovered from a knee injury. Under normal circumstances, McGahee would probably be the starter again.

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I don't know if Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is not starting McGahee because he is trying to send him a message for reporting to training camp out of shape. Maybe he wants to take it slow with McGahee. Maybe he doesn't want to shake the confidence of young running backs Ray Rice and Le'Ron McClain, who both played well in the opener.

It will be interesting to see how this situation is settled. It's one thing to play two running backs, but it's hard platooning three.

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I wonder if the Ravens are close to putting defensive tackle Kelly Gregg (knee) on injured reserve. Whenever it seems like Gregg is about to turn the corner and get back on the field, he suffers another setback.

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The Ravens did a good job of bracketing the Bengals' wide receivers in the opener, which prevented them from throwing long passes. I wonder if they will try it again against the Browns, especially with Braylon Edwards on the outside. Cleveland might be smart to take the intermediate stuff, which the Bengals didn't even attempt during most of the game.

Note to Chris McAlister: Watch the double move. That's the word on you around the league.

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I love the way Harbaugh attempts to control the media. He has us standing behind this imaginary line at daily news conferences and wants everybody seated when he enters the press room.

And he has only won ONE game.

Imagine if he wins TWO.

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