There's a heated battle for the No. 2 running back spot behind Ray Rice.
Although running backs coach Wilbert Montgomery couldn't nail down who's in first place, it appears that rookie Bernard Pierce, who the Ravens moved up into the third round to select this summer, could be the favorite if incumbent Anthony Allen is unseated.
In Friday's 27-12 loss to the Detroit Lions, Pierce opened some eyes with his speed and ability to run between the tackles.
"When he got out there he showed that reckless abandon that we wanted ... what he showed in college. That kind of excited everyone because up to that point we hadn't seen it," Montgomery said. " We knew he had it in him, he had the potential ... but we saw it on game day. That's what you want to see. How do you bring something from the practice field to game day and be a little bit better at doing what we ask you to do."
Montgomery on the rest of the RB field:
-- Anthony Allen: "He's not a very fast guy but he has the size, he has the strength and I'd like to see him run the ball a little bit more when hes in the ballgame. He has great hands, he has great route ability. We seem to be throwing it most of the times when he's in the game."
-- Bobby Rainey (rookie): "I'm stunned he wasn't drafted because the guy has punt return, kick return ability ... can run routes out of the backfield, catch the ball out of the backfield and people say he is a third-down back. We don't look for just specialty guys. We look for a guy that can do it all."
-- Damien Berry: "He is a phenom with his foot speed, his strength, his size. He's very explosive, can hit holes quick, can probably take it the distance from anywhere on the field. Damien has improved more than any back I have ever coached since I've been in the league because he's catching the ball very well, he's blocking now and he's running his routes better."
In the AFC North, the Ravens are looking for other qualities, too.
"In this division, when you're playing against Cleveland, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, you have to be physical, which is what we pride ourselves on," Montgomery said. "You have to be tough ... we'd like to have a big back if we can get a big back, because in the wintertime you like to give it to that kind of guy."