according to a WNST text.
according to a WNST text.
Seriously? If the choice is Boller or Painter, I'd take Boller and Boller sucks. If true, I'm praying it's a camp signing and nothing more
He's the #3 guy. Nothing to get worked up over. Plus we have the most frickin durable QB in the league
Dixon is still the best of the 3. Camp QB or not, why not use the best guy? You never know down the road what will happen.
Lots of depth at QB in the draft. Hope the Ravens use a 5th or 6th round choice on somebody like Kinne, Lindley or Keenum.
The guy from Tech is more Troy Smith than legit QB
Thank God they made the correct choice in picking ABB. In case anyone wonders what ABB stands for it is "Anybody but Boller"
The thought of that dufus even taking a snap for the practice squad gives me the heebie jeebies. That Peter Brady lookalike plays NFL QB about the same, like a no talent amateur. I hope he finally ends up where he belongs, out of the NFL.
On another note, I see several posters on this thread acting like Dennis Dixon is all that, if he was, why would the Stealers let him walk and sign none other than Troy Smith?Nuff said.
Last edited by Baltimore Ravens Lets Go!; 04-19-2012 at 08:05 PM.
He also showed some accuracy and, if nothing else, will give the WRs balls to catch.
It's doubtful that we will see him after August unless they decide to keep a 3rd QB.
You know you wanted you see Kyle's wobbly balls, don't lie.....
Based on his performance in Indy last year, I think Curtis Painter could easily lose a quarterback competition to an actual can of paint.
Kyle Boller, on the other hand, would have been a perfect fit for the Ravens as the backup to Joe Flacco. He's got a big arm and has proven he can win games. He's also a pro-style drop-back guy. If Flacco gets hurt in the middle of the game, Boller is similar enough stylistically, and has a strong enough arm, that you can basically just continue with the same game plan you've been mapping out all week.
I know some people in Baltimore probably hear the name "Kyle Boller" and shudder as they flashback to fumbled snaps and so on and so forth. But, look, the idea this time around wasn't to pay him a lot of money and build the team around him, or even let him start. The idea is to have him sit on the bench behind Joe Flacco for a minimal amount of money, and come in and play only if absolutely necessary due to an injury type situation.
When it comes to backup quarterbacks, the available pool is thin, and no one in it has the talent or even the (minimal) accomplishments Kyle Boller has. Signing Curtis Painter instead strikes me as a public relations move- in the sense that the Ravens probably thought it would have been bad public relations to bring Boller back in any capacity. Bringing Boller backup would have been the right move for the team, though, and in my view they should have done it.
Dixon got lucky as the Ravens/Steelers don't play til late in the season. If they played the games early, Dixon may not have made the team. He will be used in that game for his knowledge of the Steelers offense
Camp arms don't worry me. Dixon would be a defector I'd entertain late as he would get our playbook way too early. The desperation will be paramount and obvious for the defunct steelmiller's this season. Knowing our playbook wouldn't be advisable if we had to cut Dixon. Good move to recognize it before making life easier for a foe. At least Dixon knows we may have legit interest when we cut down the roster.
If we could have added him (after the draft) to our practice squad makes more sense. And only added him on the actives in a crunch could help alittle as far as anti espionage/sabotage/subversion.
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