Each week, Baltimore Sun reporter Jamison Hensley will answer fan questions about the Ravens. To submit a question, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide your name and phone number so we can verify the e-mail.
HEY JAMISON: : What is the status of Todd Heap? Will he thrive under Cam Cameron's offense? Is he healthy now?
George Sonnier, Sugar Land, Texas
HEY GEORGE: : Heap isn't at full strength, but he'll remain a focal point of the offense. For most young quarterbacks, the tight end becomes a security blanket. Expect Heap to get a lot of looks Sunday, which will give him a chance to bounce back from an uncharacteristically bad opener. Heap is due for a big game against the Cleveland Browns. In his past four games against them, he has been held under 60 receiving yards in each and hasn't scored a touchdown.
HEY JAMISON: : Now that Le'Ron McClain has established himself as a tailback in the Ravens' version of the "Heavy Jumbo" package, what happens when Willis McGahee returns? Do we have a running back-by-committee situation brewing?
Rodney Jackson, Randallstown
HEY RODNEY: : This question won't be answered until Sunday, when McGahee returns to the lineup. Judging by the comments of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, the Ravens don't plan to start McGahee or use him as the featured back. The coaching staff is excited about McClain, a pure power back, and rookie Ray Rice, a nice change-of-pace runner. McGahee is expected to have a "role" in the offense, which could mean a handful of carries. All indications point to a running back-by-committee approach, which could keep the Ravens' running attack fresher in December.
HEY JAMISON: : I am a Baltimore fan and just wondering if third-round pick Tom Zbikowski can give them some help down the road or even possibly this year? I lived in Buffalo Grove (Ill.) when he was in high school and saw many of his games. He has great speed and a great work ethic. What are your thoughts on him?
Dan Gordon, Grayslake, Ill.
HEY DAN: : The future is now for Zbikowski, who has lived up to the pre-draft hype as one of the toughest rookies around. The Ravens rely on Zbikowski on special teams, where he made one tackle in the season opener. The surprise is how often the Ravens used Zbikowski on defense. In certain pass packages, he was used effectively on blitzes, delivering a hit on Carson Palmer. He brings passion when he comes off the bench.