Lardarius Webb celebrates his interception in the Ravens 2012 AFC Divisional Playoff victory over the Houston Texans (photo credits: Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE)
And why shouldn't Lardarius Webb think that way? After signing a new contract to pay him as one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL, the man they are starting to cal "Spider-Webb" needs to continue his growth to be mentioned in the same breath as the best in the business. In a story posted on Sports Radio Interviews, Webb talked with the guys at Baltimore's 105.7 The Fan and knows that he can best as good as the New York Jets' Darrelle Revis, the Philadelphia Eagles' Nnamdi Asomugha, the Green Bay Packers' Charles Woodson and the Denver Broncos' Champ Bailey.
Now all he needs to do is get out on the playing field and prove it. If he continues that growth that has brought him from a relative unknown when his name was called in the 2010 NFL Draft, to now one of the more popular younger players in the team, not only will Ravens fans know him, but so will the rest of the league and their team's fans.
Webb spoke about his idolization of the veteran Ravens defensive stars lon before he was drafted, especially safety Ed Reed, but wants to be the guy that the now-younger players on the team look up to in the future:
"When you walk into my room you see pictures of Ed Reed on the wall but I pay attention to the guys. They study hard and differently but I don't just hold it in, I pass it on to the next guy, the Jimmy Smith's of the world and Cary Williams and the next guys we draft up. Anything I can tell the young guys, I'm in their ear.
Click on the link above to see the entire interview with Lardarius Webb.