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The owner meant it in a playful way, referring to Flacco's unassuming nature and the leadership vacuum created by the losses of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed to retirement and free agency, respectively.
"Not many guys do what you did in five years. Not many did it your way," Bisciotti said, still addressing Flacco. "Not many like the way you do it. But I said at the end-of-the-year press conference after last year's (AFC Championship Game) defeat, that I think the fans of Baltimore will be rewarded by your low-key presence, and it will stand the test of time. Indeed it did, and we all hope it continues to do that."
More than anything, Flacco reminds us that leadership comes in different forms. He became a leader on the Ravens because of his consistency and actions. Substance over style.