Five Subplots: Ravens/Falcons

<p> Five things to look for in Saturday's game:</P> <p>1. Quarterback questions: Will incumbent quarterback Chris Redman distance himself further from rookie Kyle Boller and veteran Anthony Wright following a strong week of practice? How will Boller handle additional exposure to the pro game in snaps likely to be allotted sooner tonight after last week's intriguing second half? Will Wright rebound from a sub-par debut, or will he fade from contention?&nbsp; </p>

2. The Ravens contained Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, a supreme athlete, in last season's 20-17 loss without linebacker Ray Lewis. How will the Ravens fare this time with Lewis against the elusive Vick along with talented running backs Warrick Dunn and T.J. Duckett and swift receiver Peerless Price

3. Camp has taken a toll on the Ravens. Can they escape the Georgia Dome relatively unscathed by new injuries? 

4. With rookie outside linebacker Terrell Suggs likely to miss the game with a neck injury, it means that Adalius Thomas will split his time between that spot and defensive end. Will Thomas be able to handle the constant shifting? Will undrafted free agent linebacker Nick Stamper take advantage of this chance to work in tandem with Thomas? 

5. Despite the fact that the Ravens' special teams unit that allowed an 87-yard punt return for a score against the Bills was comprised largely of third-stringers, it's still a negative development. Who will step forward and begin earning a spot on this roster on coach Gary Zauner's special teams? The clock is ticking down to Aug. 26, when the Ravens must reduce the roster to 65 players.

Aaron Wilson writes for the Carroll County Times

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