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  1. #16
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    Re: Boller is Starting Sunday



    Good to see boller getting in there again I think he has the better arm hopefully they use it




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    Re: Boller is Starting Sunday

    Whatever gives this team the best chance to win,I go with.

    And right now I say Boller gives the passing game a bit more zip and aggressiveness downfield.That's if the offense is set up to take advantage of this.

    With the amount of damage McNairs body has taken,I can understand why he is degrading.Throw in the groin and lower back pain,and Steve has to suck up his pride,and see that sitting on the bench is the best for the team right now.
    Put the smile back on your face.This is a 60 minute ball game.




  3. #18

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    GO KB !!!





  4. #19

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    Quote Originally Posted by RavensNTerps View Post
    All of this is true...but not in his first 4 starts. Actually, not until after the bye week.

    17/27 181 against Tampa
    16/33 143 against Oakland (his long in this game, 30 yards, was a dump off to Musa).
    23/41 261 against Cleveland
    17/30 158 against San Diego

    The next two were Carolina, which he didn't play, and Denver, which...well...I'll just leave that one out.

    The point being...our passing game didn't really open up until about week 9 last year, for whatever reason. Yes, he completed long passes...against Pitt, Tennessee, and Kansas City.

    No, he never really threw down field early on, though. His YPA is actually higher this year than it was at this point last season.

    If you want to blame the play on a slow start, fine. I choose to blame it on the fact that he really only had 4 pretty good games all season last year, and a bunch that were just...not bad, which is all we needed.

    At this point...he is what he is. As the season rolls on, he may just be what we need. Right now, it doesn't look that way...he is very limited...
    Dude, take your blinders off.

    We're talking about the way he looks on the field.

    It's not about the stats, it's about looking at a guy who doesn't look the same as he did last year.

    He's CLEARLY not 100% and it's easy to see.

    PP




  5. #20

    Re: Boller is Starting Sunday

    Quote Originally Posted by RavensNTerps View Post
    His passes look exactly how they looked last year, though. Seriously, go back and watch a game from last year, you'll see it.
    I'll agree that the velocity and direction (checkdowns) of his passes are pretty much the same, but his accuracy is not. He is sailing, underthrowing and late on too many of his passes. His injury may only cause him to be off on 3-7 passes, but that is still too much when you factor in other incidental offensive issues. Even the passes that he completes are affected, if he could get it there a split second faster or in a better spot the receiver might be able to do more with it after he catches it. Considering that they play a short passing game that constantly just takes what the defense allows they have to consistently continue to move the ball or they get into bad down and distance situations that the offense isn't able to convert.

    Good Luck to Boller, hopefully he'll play well this week and also get the start next week. I don't want there to be a controversy with Boller and McNair, because we will need McNair at the helm for those big games down the stretch but we also need him to be healthy for those games.
    Last edited by skimmy; 10-13-2007 at 01:33 PM.




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    Re: Boller is Starting Sunday

    On the issue of whether or not McNair looks the same as last season, I don't think so, but I don't know if that's because he's not healthy or if it's because he's just wearing down. That's an important difference, because if it's because he's injured, then he could presumably return to some semblance of his old form if he gets healthy. If he's just losing it due to wear and tear, then returning to his old self is pretty much not going to happen.

    And while I hope Boller starts Sunday, I'm not taking it for granted. It would not shock me if McNair starts, even after missing two practices.




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    But Mcnair's "wear and tear" is directly related to the amount of injuries he has had over the last 8 or 9 years. When we signed him he was not the same QB we were used to seeing on the field. He will NEVER be the same. He was not the greatest QB we have ever seen last year, to be honest it was like watching Dilfer out there, it was a vet who knew how to manage the game. The Air Mcnair we were hoping to get died years ago when he sustained his 101st injury. I really hope that Mcnair has helped Boller enough to make him a decent QB now, because all he really needed was a true vet to teach him and that is why we really signed Mcnair.
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    Re: Boller is Starting Sunday

    I can't wait to read what the media and you all write about if Kyle plays. Whether he does terribly or has a great game it's certainly going to cause some kind of chatter. We just need to accept that we will always have a QB controversy while Billick is the coach.




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    Re: Boller is Starting Sunday

    Like what was mentioned on the other board, this board will explode as well regardless of the kind of game Boller has.

    Here's to hoping its a good one!!
    "I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused" - Elvis Costello





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    [QUOTE=ramair We just need to accept that we will always have a QB controversy while Billick is the coach.[/QUOTE]

    You could not have said it any better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    We just need to accept that we will always have a QB controversy while Billick is the coach.
    Yes, everybody knows Baltimore is the only city that has QB issues so it must be Billick's fault.




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    Re: Boller is Starting Sunday

    Greg, we all know that other teams have QB issues some teams have them longer than others, but with Billick please tell me the last time he was able to make a QB even worth watching. Maybe it is not just Billick, maybe we toss Ozzy and some scouts in the mix, but we have had some good QB's come through this system here in Bmore and not 1 of them has had success, and when I say that I mean being a top 10 or even 15 QB overall. If you are not tired of this same old BS each year let me know what your secret is. Also do me a favor and look over the last 6 or 7 drafts and the QB's we have passed over who are doing what all of fans hope to see one day, and then you can let me know who I can blame, but I'm going to blame somebody!
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    Re: Boller is Starting Sunday

    Glad we still have Kyle Man around. Who knows? He may have gained a lot of understanding from watching a vet QB over the past year or so. Don't forget, he was thrown into action in his rookie year without ANY pro-training or preparation. It is a different game than college.

    It'll be interesting to see how he does against a weak team. JEEZ, if the Ravens lose this thing, it'll stink.

    I get to go tomorrow cause I'm up from Fla for the past 10 days. Upper deck, visitors side Row 17 with my son

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    Re: Boller is Starting Sunday

    Greg, we all know that other teams have QB issues some teams have them longer than others, but with Billick please tell me the last time he was able to make a QB even worth watching.
    Randall Cunningham, who looked his best ever under Billick in Minny. Now that I answered yours, answer one for me, please. Tell me who he has had here we missed on?




  15. #30

    Re: Boller is Starting Sunday

    One more thing:

    I actually think McNair has looked pretty good at points this season, including most of the Bengals game and all of the Cardinals game. His struggles are, indeed, overblown by the fact that he was dreadful against Cleveland and San Fran.

    Like I said, he really looks no different this year than last, but the standings show otherwise....

    The QB (and the head coach, too) get too much credit when you win, too much blame when you lose.




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