Ngata said that as one of the senior members of the defensive line it would not do the team any good if he were to take on too much in each play.
"[Being a senior player] can also be a trap, because you don't want to do too much to where you're doing two jobs instead of trying to do your own job," he told the club's official website. "I just try to be more dominant in my position instead of trying to do too much.
"[My elbow injury has] been good so far. I feel better in the fourth quarter than I did last year, just because playing end I think tires me out more than being inside. So, I definitely feel stronger in the fourth quarter."
Ngata has played for the Ravens since being drafted in 2006.