Tyrod Taylor must feel like the starting quarterback for Sunday's game vs. the Philadelphia Eagles.
While he is just a backup quarterback for the Ravens, he's getting a lot of work simulating Michael Vick.
"If he could throw left-handed, it'd even be better," said Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees, alluding to Vick being a southpaw. "But he's certainly running around, scrambling, doing those kinds of things. (He is) a great athlete and can help us a lot those ways. The only thing is just you kind of have to flip everything formation-wise for Vick because of the left-handed stuff."
Like Vick, Taylor went to Virginia Tech before he was drafted by the Ravens in 2011. Vick led the Hokies until turning professional 10 years prior.
Knowing they had their first road game going into Week 2, the Ravens were anticipating this meeting. Also like Vick, Taylor is a very good runner.
"We had a debate in our meeting room who was faster -- Tyrod Taylor or Michael Vick? Of course, Tyrod says they were tied," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said with a laugh. "So, the good news is we've had a chance to prepare for it a little bit because we have seen Tyrod all through the off-season and all through training camp."
Vick even talked to Taylor, who beat out Curtis Painter for the backup role to Joe Flacco in the preseason, on Tuesday.
"(I was) trying to get some things figured out with the ticket situation, but that's my guy," Vick said. "He's trying to learn as much as he can, and he's getting better as a quarterback as I watch him."