Fiercely competitive, Lardarius Webb has no intentions of taking a backseat in the Baltimore Ravens’ secondary.
"I’m ready to start," Webb said on Saturday at Derrick Mason’s youth football camp. "I’m ready to be the starting cornerback."
After playing a reserve role last season one year removed from tearing his anterior cruciate ligament, Webb said he’s fully healthy.
And he’s unconcerned about the arrival of first-round cornerback Jimmy Smith having a negative effect on his status.
"I don’t want to hear about it," Webb said. "I hear it too much. People act like it affects me. I don’t care who the Ravens draft. They always bring up his name around me. I’m going to play no matter who it is. I just want to be healthy so I can show them who Webb is."
As for the pending free agency of starting cornerbacks Chris Carr and Josh Wilson, Webb said: "That don’t affect me. That’s their business."
Webb said he enjoys talking with young football players.