Daily Caw: Final Ravens OTA Thoughts, Training Camp Preview


May 28, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Aldrick Robinson (13) performs a drill during training camp at the Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the Daily Caw, where we round up all the latest Baltimore Ravens news from around the web.  Today we wrap up OTAs with some final thoughts and observations, while also looking ahead to training camp with some position battle previews.  Plus, Courtney Upshaw isn’t content and Maxx Williams is looking to make a fast leap forward.

Linebacker Courtney Upshaw tired of ‘being close’ as a pass rusherAaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

"“Everybody knows that being close is not actually getting the job done,” Upshaw said at the start of the Ravens’ third and final organized team activity. “In this league, sacks count. A lot of people look at the pressures. With me, it’s either I get there or I don’t. I don’t count the pressure as actually getting the job done. They gave me plenty of opportunities to get after the quarterback. It’s on me to take advantage of those opportunities.”"

Williams trying to make fast leap to NFL at age 21Clifton Brown, CSN Baltimore

"“Hopefully I’m ready to make the jump because I did declare early,” Williams said, smiling after Monday’s OTA session. “For me, it’s just going out here and just trying to improve every day. It is taking it one step at a time – learning the playbook as much as I can, learning how to watch film. Learning how to just play football is really what it comes down to, and every day that’s what I’m striving to do.”"

Thoughts on Breshad Perriman, Matt Elam, Matt Schaub with Ravens in final organized team activityAaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun

"“What we saw on tape is what we are getting,” offensive coordinator Marc Trestman said of Perriman, who’s signed to a four-year, $8.705 million contract. “We really liked what we saw on tape, obviously. And what we’re getting is a guy who is continually improving. He has a good understanding of the game. He’s not just a fast guy, he’s a smart guy.”"

Yanda or Osemele in 2016?Tony Lombardi, Russell Street Report

"Both of the Baltimore Ravens starting offensive guards will become unrestricted free agents following the 2015 season. It is unlikely that the team will be able to afford both. With that in mind, what’s the game plan for 2016?"

Early preview of Ravens camp battlesKyle Casey, Russell Street Report

"With the 2015 Baltimore Ravens training camp set to kick off next month, the most anticipated story lines will be the ongoing position battles.Due to a mixture of young players having another year of development, the disappointing play of a few incumbents, and some new offseason additions, the Ravens’ depth chart will look much different than last season. There will be preseason competitions at a slew of positions.Who will come out on top of those competitions to earn either a starting job or a regular role with the team?"

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