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Mike Preston: Ravens miss Joe Flacco's quiet leadership

Mike Preston: Ravens miss Joe Flacco's quiet leadership

The Ravens were unbeaten in the preseason but there is still so much uncertainty surrounding them headed into the 2017 regular season.

One thing is certain: The Ravens miss the quiet leadership of quarterback Joe Flacco.

Flacco has been criticized in the past for not being a rah-rah kind of player, but he is the savior for the Ravens. The defense will have to carry them again in 2017, but will this unit wear down in the final quarter of the season like it did a year ago?

The success of this team all hinges on Flacco, who has yet to practice in the preseason because of a back injury. No one wants to put all the pressure on the 10th year player, but he is the...