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Ravens Confidential
Three downs with …Trevor Pryce, Ravens defensive end
1. On the Raiders’ big-play capabilities: “They’re an explosive team. I’ve never played against a receiver as fast as Randy Moss. We played him as a rookie and you’ll never forget that type of thing. Even last year with some of the stuff he did, he’s wide open all by himself. They just couldn’t get him the ball. So, they are a very dangerous football team.”
2. On last week’s victory breeding overconfidence: “You have to remember it’s only Week 1. I’m way too old. I’ve been around way too long. I’ve had too many Pro Bowls and too many Super Bowls to fall for, ‘Hey, you guys are doing great.’ If we had 10 shutouts in a row maybe I would say something, but we played well and it’s just one game. We said on the bus back to Baltimore on Sunday night that whoever plays Tampa Bay next is going to catch hell.”
3. On replicating a shutout: “If you let down, you lose. I’m not worried about how we played or if we dominated. That happens once in a blue moon. I’ve been a part of two shutouts, the last one was eight years ago, and I have two Super Bowl rings to show for it. This is not an everyday thing.”
Raiders Confidential
Three downs with …Lamont Jordan Raiders running back
1. On recovering from a rough debut: “When you play as bad as we did offensively, you can’t do anything but move forward. I know playing against the Ravens, we can’t play the way we did against the Chargers because those guys will come out there and punish you if you do that. San Diego came in here and they had a party in our stadium. What we can’t allow is for us to fly to Baltimore as invited guests and then get kicked right out the house the way San Diego came in here and dominated ours.”
2. On the Jerry Porter controversy: “Anything that’s going on outside, anything that happens on the sidelines, I’m really not concerned about it. Right now, I’m preparing myself for war and that’s what it’s going to be. Right now, my focus is on the Baltimore Ravens.”
3. On the Raiders’ image: “We need to bring that back. What we showed out there last week was nothing ‘Silver and Black.’ There was nothing Raiders out of it. We can talk about how we want to get back to the Raiders tradition, but really talk means absolutely nothing. I just know that if you are going to beat the Ravens you have to match their intensity and you have to be ready to fight a total-round fight.”
Aaron Wilson cover the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times in Westminster, Maryland.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and Ravens24x7.com. He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best Sports News Story for the state of Maryland in voting conducted by the Associated Press managing editors. 

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