The fourth-round draft pick from
He transformed a four-yard pass into a 29-yard touchdown catch, bursting past
the Redskins' secondary to finish with three receptions for
"I think our biggest thing was that we really didn't make it a battle against each other, and it was more about the whole receiving corps getting good together," Williams said. "We're shooting to be the best one in the league.
"I just think we're all trying to get better and we push each other so that the best man is on the field. There's still a lot of things I need to work on with film and I'll go over it, but I'm feeling really good right now."
The identity of who's the best man has varied throughout the preseason.
A former third-round draft pick, Darling enters this season with only two catches in two NFL seasons that were marred by chronic injuries to his heel, ankle and thigh.
Now, he's getting a renewed lease in the lineup and started against the Redskins while Derrick Mason was held out with a bruised knee as a precautionary measure.
"I'm not surprised," Darling said. "I know I can do it and I know the Lord
has blessed me with all the ta
"Truthfully with all of the injuries, I've learned a whole lot and grown
spiritually from it, so it's just my time. I'm just showing these coaches that
they can count on me and trust me."
"Those players are making it very tough for us to decide the spot," Ravens coach Brian Billick said. "That's a good thing. We know which ones will make the team, but deciding who will make the 45-man roster is still up in the air."
Although each candidate is intent on being voted into the position by the coaching staff, it's a welcome dilemma in McNair's book.
"That's only going to make us better at that position," McNair said. "When one guy goes down, another guy has to step up. You've got some guys out there that can make some big-time plays, and that's what it's going to take throughout the course of the year."
The sixth-round draft pick from
"I thought I did really well," Koch said. "It comes down to someone else's decision and hopefully I put some trust in their minds."
Against the Redskins, Koch averaged
"He's consistently shown a lot," Billick said of Koch, who also kicked off three times without incident at FedEx Field. "The ability to do both is a big asset."
Koch and his family want to make their residence in
"We'll probably keep on renting for now," Koch said. "But there's always the possibility of buying a home if everything goes right. I'm very optimistic."
Aaron Wilson covers the Baltimore Ravens for the Carroll County Times.