Inside the Ravens with Aaron Wilson

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Harbaugh sings praises for Webb, Ngata


John Harbaugh was complimentary of cornerback Lardarius Webb for how he contained swift Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace.

Webb broke up a pass intended in the end zone for Wallace, who caught two passes for 24 yards.

Webb tore his anterior cruciate ligament last December against the Chicago Bears, ending last season on injured reserve.

He displayed good recovery speed to catch up with Wallace.

"That's probably the first time you got a chance to see him in a one-on-one situation going up to make a play," Harbaugh said. "Since he didn't go through training camp, this time of year you don't get too many of those kind of battles in practice. Just playing the ball is something he does extremely well, and that showed up in those two plays.

"Mike Wallace can run, he can go up and get a ball, and Lardarius made up a little ground on him and then timed it perfectly and got the ball out twice. Those were huge plays in the game."

NGATA DOMINATES: Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata thoroughly trounced the Steelers' offensive line, recording a career-high 11 tackles with one sack.
Ngata lined up at defensive end for the majority of the game and was practically unblockable.

"Haloti Ngata, first of all, is playing as well as any defensive player in the league right now," Harbaugh said. "There's no denying it. I'm proud of him. He's a great guy. Nobody works harder, he's a good family man.

"He's just the kind of guy you root for, and he's dominant. We played him at defensive end most of the game, you know, out there over Flozell [Adams] and Max Starks, and he just held up really well against some of their inside and outside zone schemes.

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