Though it was just a preseason game, the Ravens had a lot to be happy about following their 44-16 win over Tampa Bay.
After Baltimore's first team played Tampa Bay's first team evenly, the second team showed its depth and ran away with a blowout victory.
Here's what the players had to say on twitter:
Backup center A.Q. Shipley was glad to be back on the football field after a long offseason.
Felt great getting back out there tonight! Good start will only continue to build upon this one! Love this team and what they stand for!— AQ Shipley (@aqshipley) August 9, 2013
Terrell Suggs wanted to temper the fans' expectations a bit, after the dominating preseason performance.
Good Start Ravens Nation. But there's still work to be done!!! #back2work— T.S STARK (@untouchablejay4) August 9, 2013
Rookie receiver Aaron Mellette was ecstatic following his first NFL touchdown.
Favorite moment tonight was when I hit my big bruhs @TheRealJacoby12 td celebration and he was the first person to congratulate me— Aaron Mellette (@A_Mellette3) August 9, 2013
Speaking of Williams, he credited his Thursday night success to a higher power.
Felt good to get back out on that field and compete. He had success in my favor tonight and I'm grateful. Time to #stackdays— LaQuan Williams (@i_amQUAN) August 9, 2013
Rookie fullback Kyle Juszczyk has a good feeling about the upcoming season.
What a night! First NFL pre-season game in the books. Feeling really good about this team! #PurpleandBlack— Kyle Juszczyk (@JuiceCheck44) August 9, 2013
Rookie defensive tackle Brandon Williams felt blessed after his NFL action.
Just played in my first NFL game and only one word can express how I'm feeling... #Blessed— Brandon Williams (@BrandonW_66) August 9, 2013
Asa Jackson thanked the fans after recording his interception.
Safety Christian Thompson said the Ravens' defense got back to dominating.
We established dominance and kept it! Great way to start off the season lets keep stacking these wins!— Christian Thompson (@C_33_T) August 9, 2013
Bryan Hall said that even with the big win that the Ravens have more to do.
First game in the books. Had a ton of fun but definitely a lot of work to do. #WorkInProgress— Bryan Hall (@BryanHall95) August 9, 2013
Bryant McKinnie was happy with the fan turnout in Tampa.
Yo #RavensNation was in there in full force @ the game! Glad to see great support on the road.— Bryant Mckinnie (@BryantMckinnie) August 9, 2013
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