Lardarius Webb is really enjoying himself now.
Not only does he get snaps as the Ravens’ first cornerback off the bench behind starters Chris Carr and Josh Wilson, but Webb is beginning to thrive in his role as the team’s primary punt returner.
Since assuming those responsibilities after the team's bye on Halloween, Webb has averaged 10.8 yards on 17 returns. His 26-yard return in the second quarter of Sunday's contest against the New Orleans Saints marked the third consecutive game in which he had registered a punt return of 20 yards or more."I'm getting more comfortable every week," said Webb, who returned a 35-yarder against the Pittsburgh Steelers and a 22-yarder against the Houston Texans. "I didn't get to do it last year, but I did it in college. So I sat out for a year, and now we're just coming back. The guys are believing in me, so they're blocking more and more. Me, I'm just getting more comfortable and the guys are believing in me a little bit more. They're giving just that little extra bit of effort."
Webb's return against the Saints involved him ranging to his right before reversing direction and following some blocking along the left sideline. Asked if that was the intended design, he smiled.
"It's just what I saw," Webb said. "They were coming, but I was just trying to read the blocks that the guys were giving me. It was a good return, but we're trying to get back to the house. So let's just keep getting better every week."
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