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Preston: Ravens need more from first-team offense after poor start to preseason

Preston: Ravens need more from first-team offense after poor start to preseason

It was early in the first quarter. On a fourth-and-2 from the Miami Dolphins’ 41-yard line, Ravens coach John Harbaugh called a timeout.

Once play resumed, the Ravens came out in a spread offense and quarterback Ryan Mallett threw a 1-yard pass to running back Danny Woodhead across the middle that was knocked down by linebacker Mike Hull. Even if he had caught the ball, Woodhead would’ve been short of a first down.

And that’s the best the Ravens could come up with: a 1-yard clearing out pattern.

It’s preseason and it would be unfair to be overly concerned at this point, but where is the intermediate- to long- range passing game in the...

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