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Ryan Mallett, “I got tunnel vision,” when asked about recent QB situation

NFL: Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens current quarterback situation leaves a lot to be desired. Franchise quarterback Joe Flacco is still out after a back injury, and Ryan Mallett has experienced a roller coaster of good and bad practices. Recently though, he’s settled in, knocked off the rust and is preparing every day to help Baltimore win football games.

When asked about if he’s felt better and more confident over the past few days:

“Yeah, I mean, it’s training camp,” Mallett said. “I think we’re at practice eight or nine, so everyday we’re just trying to get better. Try to get more cohesive, get our timing down, so I think we’re coming along.”

The question on everybody’s mind, how has he handled the current situation, with Joe being out and Colin Kaepernick being brought up by everybody:

“Like I said, every day I’m just trying to get better,” Ryan responded. “Trying to get in better sync with my team, better timing. I got tunnel vision. Not really worried about what’s going on outside this building.”

Tunnel vision is right. Every question was answered with the focus every fan desires of their quarterback. Ryan Mallett is working to improve and produce as any quarterback should, like they’re the starter.

When asked if he’s preparing as ‘the guy’ [starter]:

“I always prepare as if I was starting. To me, that’s the only way you can do it and try to be successful anyways,” Mallett said. “Every week I prepare like the starter, just in cause.”

Mallett was short, and to the point with most answers, but his best response of the presser occurred when asked about his goals for the upcoming preseason game against the Washington Redskins:

“First of all we want to win the game,” Ryan said. “That’s the number one goal. I don’t know, there’s not much more to say to that.”

When followed up on personal goals with this being the first preseason game:

“Win the game, that’s the goal,” Ryan said. “It’s always to win the game.”