2. Can the Ravens tame the Wildcat?
3. Can the Ravens pressure Chad Pennington?
4. Can the return game get on track?
5. Will the Ravens get running back Willis McGahee involved?
"But then they throw in some passes and some trick plays, so you’ve got to defend that stuff. You get all enamored with what you see in front of you, and you’ve got to defend a very good running game against two really, really good running backs. And all of a sudden, someone’s running behind you."
2. On Dolphins coach Tony Sparano: "How do I think ab out it? I don’t think too much of the Tony Sparano/John Harbaugh matchup. It’s not going to be a very good matchup. I don’t think anybody’s going to pay to see that one. They’ve done a great job there.
"Of course, Bill Parcells and Tony have put that team together, and Tony’s done a great job of coaching the team along with their staff. And, you can see they’ve made progress. Personnel-wise, they’ve made a lot of progress, and they’re developing the type of football team they want to have.”
3. On his confidence in the team’s resiliency: "It’s no different whether you win a game or whether you lose a game. If you’re sitting there and you’ve won three games in a row, you’re concerned about how they respond to practice and what their mentality is going to be out there."
"If you don’t have the people, it certainly wasn’t going to be something that we did. It might’ve taken a little bit of arm-twisting, but I thought that, at the end of this, we had two good backs, and it was a way to get them both on the field.”
2. On quarterback Chad Pennington: "It’s been a tremendous addition for us. We were lucky to be able to bring a player in like that. The credit goes to Jeff Ireland and Bill Parcells. What he’s done for us is he’s brought an instant credibility at the quarterback position to a very young offense.
"We’re a young offense. We’re a young football team, one of the youngest in the league. So we’re trying to figure out what our identity is, and here comes Chad Pennington, and he helps us pull all these pieces together.”
3. On running back Ronnie Brown: “First of all, Ronnie is a heck of a football player. Whether he’s getting the ball in the shotgun or getting it behind the quarterback there, he’s a heck of a football player. I think one of the things that this does for Ronnie, like any other back, they like space before they get to the line of scrimmage.
"So he’s able to use his vision. If you have a back back there with good vision, then you can make some good plays. I think that’s helped Ronnie."