Fabian Studied Tape 3 Times, Cleared Head

Corner Fabian Washington said he doesn’t put much stock into whether he starts or not.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Monday, November 1st, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink

Ravens cornerback Fabian Washington watched tape of his performance against the Buffalo Bills three times then moved on – specifically to sunny Palm Springs, Florida.

Washington was in Owings Mills getting some rehab until Friday, then jetted off during the bye.

“I needed to watch [the tape],” Washington said. “I think [three times] was about right. Then I relaxed, relaxed and did some more relaxing. I cleared my head. Now it’s time to get back to playing football.”

Washington came down hard on himself after allowing three touchdowns to Buffalo receiver Lee Evans in the Ravens’ most recent game. He was taken out during the fourth quarter and replaced by cornerback Josh Wilson.

Monday’s practice was Washington’s “first step to getting back right.” He worked on his technique more and said he felt really good.

When asked whether Washington would remain as the team’s starter, Head Coach John Harbaugh said last week that he doesn’t get caught up in the starter designation and that “the guys who play the most are the guys who are playing the best.”

Washington added that he doesn’t put much stock in whether he starts or not.

“I’m going to play ball regardless,” he said. “We’ve got a lot of good guys here. I’ve been in a position where I wasn’t a starter and you still have to compete and help this team in whatever capacity they want.”

Washington has started every game he’s played in during his three seasons in Baltimore. In his final season in Oakland in 2007, he started three of 15 games after starting all 14 he played in during the previous year.

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