"I'll probably have to with 'Sizzle' not around," said Ngata, referring to
The Ravens defense faces its first real test for manufacturing a pass rush Monday night when the defending
Based on how the Ravens struggled to create pressure during the preseason with basic schemes, first-year defensive coordinator Dean Pees may need to utilize intricate blitz and stunt packages to get to Bengals quarterback
"Once we're in the regular season, I think you're going to see not a completely different game, but there's a big difference between those preseason games and regular-season games," said starting outside linebacker
The biggest road block standing in the way of the Ravens' pursuit of Dalton is towering Bengals left offensive tackle
The 6-foot-7, 330-pounder has routinely shut out Suggs and
That hasn't reduced the Ravens' immense respect for Whitworth.
"I go up after the game and say, 'You're a heck of a player,' every single time because it's the truth," Ravens coach
"He plays with a real nasty streak. He's tough to get around. He has perfect technique in everything he does. He's just a really good football player."
Since being drafted out of LSU, Whitworth, 30, has continually improved.
"Andrew is a good technician of the game," Bengals coach
A year ago, the Ravens led the
Rookie outside linebacker
Upshaw reported to training camp at 280 pounds and initially flunked the conditioning test before passing it on the second try, also dealing with a right shoulder injury. He's probable on the injury report and says he's now down to 271 pounds.
"I want to get sacks, that's my goal," the second-round draft pick said. "I feel like a lot of people was kind of doubting my pass-rush skills. I think it's just on that individual person to kick up their competition level and get to the quarterback."