Preston: Observations from Ravens’ open practice at M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimroe Ravens News

Preston: Observations from Ravens’ open practice at M&T Bank Stadium – Baltimroe Ravens News

During Sunday night’s practice, receiver Mike Wallace ran a 15- to 18-yard comeback rout along the right sideline. He ran the cornerback completely out of the picture before hauling in a 15-yard reception.

It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but Wallace has been having a strong training camp. Last year he was used mostly on vertical or crossing routes, but he has been precise on every pattern in the past four days.

It appears Wallace wants to become the go-to receiver and fill the leadership role vacated by Steve Smith Sr., who retired at the end of last season.

In training camp, Wallace has been feisty, more vocal and relentless in attacking the ball. The Ravens have been fortunate in having two good all-around receivers in Derrick Mason and Smith, both excellent rout runners.

Maybe Wallace can become the third.

» If the Ravens can develop a downfield passing game and if he can stay healthy, running back Danny Woodhead should be a major weapon in the offense.

Woodhead, in his ninth season, still is a problem for any linebacker to cover in space and if the Ravens can stretch a defense he’ll be a prime target on third downs, especially on wheel routes out of the backfield.

So far in training camp he has performed well.

» I can’t wait to see rookie outside linebacker Tyus Bowser, the second-round draft pick out of Houston, in a preseason game. He is still uncomfortable in learning the defense, but he does have a nose for the ball.

He also likes being physical and doesn’t mind mixing it up with tight ends and offensive…

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