With the most crucial game of the Ravens' season - to this point, at least - just two days away, one might expect the players to be a little tight following their final full practice of the week.
Nah, you can go ahead and scrap that whole line of thinking.
It was quite a scene in the locker room this afternoon, complete with music blaring, dunk contests, and freestyle rapping.
Cornerback Chris Carr and linebacker Tavares Gooden were two of the more active participants, as one would toss a football above a media member or team staffer, and the other player would catch the ally-oop pass and "dunk" it over the surprised victim.
As is always the case on Fridays when Carr and Gooden are having their dunk contest, I kept my head on a swivel and avoided being posterized.
After the dunk contest, Gooden also showed off his dance moves and rapping skills, which his teammates got quite a kick out of.
While all this was going on, quarterback Joe Flacco went toe-to-toe with cornerback Lardarius Webb in a practice game of cornhole (the playoff game between the two should be played shortly). Terrence Cody apparently was determined to ruin this afternoon's Flacco-Webb matchup, as he kept swatting away the beanbags as they reached his side of the locker room.
Flacco responded by jokingly pegging a couple beanbags at the rookie defensive tackle.
I've written about the laid-back atmosphere throughout the Ravens' locker room in the past, but I think it's worth pointing out that with a crucial matchup with the hated Steelers quickly approaching, the Ravens are as loose as can be.
Considering what's at stake, I think that's a good thing.