Eugene Monroe is still growing accustomed to his new team the Baltimore Ravens.

Likewise the Ravens are getting a good feel for how Monroe likes to practice and prepare in his own way. Both have a goal in mind to prepare in the best way to win ballgames.

Monroe's hoping his approach combined with learning a new playbook as fast as possible will get him on the field this Sunday against Miami.

"I see the challenges just being the learning curve — coming into a different offense with different terminology" Monroe told reporters this week. "A lot of things on the O-line as far as techniques and assignments have some similarities but when you're speaking a different language you have to be on page with the other guys or it's not going to be a good outcome. So overcoming the learning curve and getting acclimated with how things are done around here is going to be the big challenge."

With the Ravens averaging just 2.6 yards per carry they need Monroe to step in and aid an offensive line that's struggled to run the ball.

Right tackle Michael Oher who was in the same 2009 draft class as Monroe has been friends with the former Jaguars tackle dating back to when the two were in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl together in high school.