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Schmuck: For Ravens offense, it's what's up front that really counts

Schmuck: For Ravens offense, it's what's up front that really counts

Much of training camp and the preseason was spent waiting for Joe Flacco, and wondering whether his sore back would allow him enough practice time to be ready for Sunday’s season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Much of the offseason was spent watching the Ravens’ front office rebuild the defensive secondary and bolster the team’s pass rush.

Obviously, those were all important considerations, but a healthy Joe and a stifling defense are going to take the Ravens only so far if the banged-up offensive line does not come together in a hurry.

This wasn’t supposed to be a problem after a 2016 season in which top draft choice Ronnie...

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