There's no skill-position battle for the Ravens right now, but there could be one by the middle of September. That's when running back Ray Rice comes off his two-game suspension. The one-cut style of backup Bernard Pierce seems to be a more natural fit to Gary Kubiak stretch running scheme. If Pierce has a fast start, the Ravens may have a decision to make by Week 3.
The coaches make it sound like Rice will return to a starter's role after his suspension, and we're not so sure that Pierce will be able to change their minds in two games against the Bengals and Steelers.