Mike Preston's report card

Mike Preston's report card

There are 110 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Dec 9, 2007, titled Mike Preston's report card. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Quarterback: F Kyle Boller had a 27.1 quarterback rating in the first half. He threw three interceptions and fumbled once.

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Salisbury, MD

#1 Dec 9, 2007
The only highlight was when Troy Smith scored the garbage touchdown after doing comendable job of driving the offense down the field. The look on Brian Billick's face was an "oh no, all I'm going to hear about is a possible QB controversy."

Calhoun, LA

#2 Dec 9, 2007
Mike -
That report card was brutal and, to be fair, was perhaps too nice.

We need some Gs and Hs when they are worse than an F.

Wynnewood, PA

#3 Dec 9, 2007
Hey at least Bart Scott was shown laughing on the sidelines when his team was losing 30-0. He was probably just happy that he didn't cost his team a shot at a victory this week like he did last week. These guys just care about being paid

Gainesville, FL

#4 Dec 9, 2007
Troy Smith better start next week, or else that will be one more reason to say goodbye to Billick.

Halethorpe, MD

#5 Dec 9, 2007
I think that you are too soft after wins and too harsh after losses. This article is your opinion, but it'd be great if you could find some balance and objectivity. Just like J.O. is going to take a month off before he makes his retirement decision, maybe you should sleep on your report card and post it the next day.

Mount Airy, MD

#6 Dec 9, 2007
The Ravens played as if they had to be forced to go out onto the field with their response being, "Well, we'll go out there but we ain't gonna do a thing!"

Powell, TN

#7 Dec 9, 2007
it's obvious that the ravens didn't come out to play and probably won't the rest of the season....they all need a kick in the butt and remember that the fans are their paycheck.....
DC lady

Washington, DC

#8 Dec 9, 2007
This is why I said they should have quit whining about the Pats loss last week. Peyton Manning and the Colts thoroughly humiliated the Ravens today.

Please just shut up and play! I don't want to hear anymore cr*p about how it's somebody else's fault they're losing. Next thing you know they'll be blaming the fans for walking out before halftime of this massacre.

Pasadena, MD

#9 Dec 9, 2007
Boller of Old? When was in anything other than what he is, a talentless joke?

United States

#10 Dec 9, 2007
It's obvious Boller is not the answer to the QB problem.

I guess some blame should go to who ever is calling the offensive plays. I call it the dink offense. If they have a 3rd and long they always throw a short dink pass and then expect the receiver to gain the yardage for a first down.

Asked at the press conference why the Ravens played so poorly, Billick responded, I don't have any answers.

Billick's response shows it's time for him resign.
Chad M Cooper

Compton, CA

#11 Dec 9, 2007
To Baltimore Fans - I catch myself wanting to hate you for one simple reason. You hate us. It's that simple. I'm sorry the Colts moved from Baltimore. I don't think any city or fan deserve that. It's silly to hate us. It's not our fault the team was given to us. I apologize again for that. In 7 more years, we will have been in Indy the same time the Colts were in Baltimore. And I really apologize about taking your records. That's a biggie too. If you want to keep hating our fans I think it's completely worthless.


#12 Dec 9, 2007
Matt wrote:
I think that you are too soft after wins and too harsh after losses. This article is your opinion, but it'd be great if you could find some balance and objectivity. Just like J.O. is going to take a month off before he makes his retirement decision, maybe you should sleep on your report card and post it the next day.
Hey Matt,
Why don't YOU take a month off and learn about facing reality.

Las Vegas, NV

#13 Dec 9, 2007
It was obvious to me at the start of the year that Smith is easily the best quarterback on this team..as I've always tried to tell you tag along brain's, Boller will always be Boller.. will always be Boller...Mcnair was done before the Cincinatti game...He's done...Smith won th Heisman trophy for a reason, but so many dont want to see him get a chance..why?...they'd rather let Boller continue to waste time in hopes that he'l become something that he hasnt become in 5 years.The sun's Boller bias is just as evident.... who should be the Ravens quarterback next year, Mcnair/ Boller/ A draft pick /a free agent..no mention of Smith... like he's not even worthy of consideration... and He's easily better than either of the other two..dino brains.Thats the kind of thinking that has this team in the position their in now....if experience was the determining factor why has'nt it helped Boller in 5 years...the lack of height and experience are insignificant compared to the advantage of Smith's talent and instinct as a football player, Boller cannot compare, Mcnair is wornout....if Smith had started you could have stayed for the whole game and not just the first half,but atleast you got to see your heartthrob play..you dont want to win in the NFL you want happydays.

Since: Nov 07

Baltimore, MD

#14 Dec 9, 2007
I think I'm now officially on the Rob from Las Vegas' "Start Troy Smith" bandwagon.

(Oh, and Mike...while you're at it...give yourself an "F" -- you suck. As bad as Boller was tonight, he wasn't any worse than McNair was in some of his fiascos this year, and I don't recall you ever giving him an "F". You're bias against Boller is about as obvious as it is stupid. You should really know better when it comes to things like bias, man.)
Packers superbowl


#15 Dec 9, 2007
since troy smith is actually worth keeping phil savage will probably steal him also so we can have boller 6 more years as for the steeler fans all i have to do tonight is laugh at how bad u suck
Jim Dandy

Tucson, AZ

#16 Dec 9, 2007
This team is an embarrassment to the city.
Burt from Essex

Baltimore, MD

#17 Dec 9, 2007
It all starts with coaching,and way too many games this year,we have come out ill prepared and poorly eqipped,Billick and Boller must go!Nuff said!
Lost season

Boston, MA

#18 Dec 9, 2007
I think Bisciotti should just admit he made a mistake and eat the last 3 years of Billick's contract. Last year was an aberration. The Ravens have missed the playoffs 3 of the last 4 years.

And Troy Smith should get the the starting job for the last three games. Boller is clearly not the answer.

Rosedale, MD

#19 Dec 9, 2007
One thing I miss by the Raven's getting there butts handed to them is all of the chest-thumping & jive-dancing!

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Dec 9, 2007
Maybe it'll take losing to the Dolphins to make those players wake up and realize that they're just a bunch of talk this season and no play. Billick has to go, I know it's easy to call for his job after these performances, but you gotta be motivated to light some fire under these players, discipline them, do something. The years of not speaking the word playoffs are gone, Billick is just too soft, the Ravens need to regroup and recompose themselves for next year, when they might be able to adjust and prove again that they aren't as bad as people think they are.

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