Four games into the season, first-round draft pick
With diminishing numbers in the back end Sunday against the Jets, cornerback
Webb’s third-quarter interception – and 73-yard return for a touchdown – sealed the victory for the Ravens after a fumble by
Williams saw a barrage of passes – most to
"At times, I was thinking about [preventing] big plays," he said later. "I didn't want to get double-moved and I got away from that press technique. And it showed on a couple plays where they had a couple catches. Every time I pressed, it was either incomplete or a bang-bang catch and I was right there. … I've got to have more confidence in the press and play more my game, the press game."
Three passes he surrendered all came when he played off: an out to Burress, a hitch that
Webb also made some tough plays in close against Holmes.
“We were down to six defensive backs when [
"Webby obviously stepped up and played very well. I thought Cary Williams played like the starting corner that he is. I mean, he was in great position all day long, very competitive. When you take away the quick game … that makes a big difference because it takes away something that is tough to defend. And the corners have to do that for you."
Webb’s interception was the fifth in 33 games for the Ravens, but it was the first one he returned for a touchdown. When he got back to the bench after the play, linebacker
"Ray said he could see me growing up," Webb, 25, said. "That meant a lot to me. I'm starting to see things [at cornerback] now, and like he said, I'm growing up at this position. I played safety in college, so this is my third year actually playing the position. I'm really learning it."
The Ravens, meanwhile, will use the bye week to get healthier. Harbaugh said he expects Smith – out with an ankle injury since the opener – to return for the Oct. 16 game against Houston. The Ravens also signed cornerback