Well, the QB situation could be worse...

Well, the QB situation could be worse - right?

There are 23 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Sep 4, 2008, titled Well, the QB situation could be worse - right?. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Troy Smith wasn't in the locker room, largely because he isn't close to returning to practice.

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jono

Baltimore, MD

#1 Sep 4, 2008
While I agree with most of this article, as things stand now I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Ravens were the team likely to show Michael Vick some interest once he gets released.
David O

Ocean City, MD

#2 Sep 4, 2008
Too bad for Kyle. He looked good coming off the bench last year, could of been a good back up. I know he is unpopular in Baltimore because of his MANY errors but I still wish him the best. He certainly withstood many physical hits on the field and media/fan attacks. His last game has probably been played in B Town (and can you blame him for leaving due to much fan unrest). Maybe he can make it elsewhere, in a new town with new fans. Kyle though is not in my opinion a starter in the NFL (too easily rattled).
Bob

Baltimore, MD

#3 Sep 4, 2008
We wish K.Boller all the best ....I just hope he dosen't go somewhere and it come's back to haunt us..Like in the Super Bowl... you know what i mean ? Like the other QB the Ravoooons got rid of...D.Anderson of the Browns !
JSS

Middle River, MD

#4 Sep 4, 2008
So why is it taking Smith so long to recover from a tonsil infection? Is there something more to the story?
Lewis

Baltimore, MD

#5 Sep 4, 2008
jono wrote:
While I agree with most of this article, as things stand now I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Ravens were the team likely to show Michael Vick some interest once he gets released.
Please put down the pipe. It's way to early.
RavensFaninNY

Canada

#6 Sep 4, 2008
Time to rally behind Joe and give him our support even if he makes some mistakes along the way.
Guru

Vienna, VA

#7 Sep 4, 2008
What a worthless article. I can't believe someone gets paid to write this drivel. Did he really suggest that John Harbaugh will pull his hair out if Flacco is playing well when Smith comes back? Really? The QB of the future coming into his own in a matter of weeks would be a problem? What happens if he develops into a pro-bowler? Smith never gets his shot with us and we all pull our hair out? I don't think so.

Since: Jun 08

Ellicott City, Maryland

#8 Sep 4, 2008
I never thought I would have such anticipation for Troy Smith's return. I don't think that the Ravens will win more than 7 games whether the QB is Smith or Flacco, but if Flacco gets hurt in the first couple of weeks and Troy Smith isn't healthy, the Ravens don't have anybody to put in.
RavensFaninNY

Canada

#9 Sep 4, 2008
Guru wrote:
What a worthless article. I can't believe someone gets paid to write this drivel. Did he really suggest that John Harbaugh will pull his hair out if Flacco is playing well when Smith comes back? Really? The QB of the future coming into his own in a matter of weeks would be a problem? What happens if he develops into a pro-bowler? Smith never gets his shot with us and we all pull our hair out? I don't think so.
It's just his attempt to create some news for him to write about. If Flacco is doing well there is no way that Harbaugh would pull Flacco out for an unproven Smith. Again another article with no substance. I can't wait to see what other controversies he can create.
Irishpat

Baltimore, MD

#10 Sep 4, 2008
jono wrote:
While I agree with most of this article, as things stand now I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Ravens were the team likely to show Michael Vick some interest once he gets released.
I've been afraid of that very same thing happening. The clowns on this team would welcome that guy.
dyno don

Houston, TX

#11 Sep 4, 2008
Well, Boller is gone. He's history. So let's turn the page. We have two young QBs with potential, and a veteran backup.

True fans will support whoever is under center.
Strangebru

Tracys Landing, MD

#13 Sep 4, 2008
Well this is about the most rediculous QB competition I can remember. Please don't get hurt Bazooka Joe. I am surprised that the way Casey Bramlet played, after arriving in Baltimore and having to play 3 quarters of football in the last preseason game with only a few hours in Baltimore, that he didn't get the nod at the back up job. I know as much about Todd Bouman as I did about Casey Bramlet this time last week. Who knows maybe Bouman can play as well as Bramlet did with as little time in the system if he is called upon, I just hope he isn't called upon.
bill

United States

#14 Sep 4, 2008
There is not going to be any controversy except by morons like you. When Smith comes back he will take his place at back-up and nothing more. Flacco will not come out unless injuried or completely overwhelmed and not improving.
Goon Moon

Bethpage, NY

#15 Sep 4, 2008
jono wrote:
While I agree with most of this article, as things stand now I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Ravens were the team likely to show Michael Vick some interest once he gets released.
I am not sure that will happen and why should it. Mike Vick presumably wouldn't be allowed to play in 2009, as he has yet to be reinstated. The Commish has been pretty stern to the fact that just because Vick will get released, he won't be reinstated to league right away. It could be awhile. Plus the Falcons still own his rights, so there is a lot that has to happen before any team can even think about Vick. Plus...is he really worth it?
Maestro

Hyattsville, MD

#16 Sep 4, 2008
Goon Moon wrote:
<quoted text> I am not sure that will happen and why should it. Mike Vick presumably wouldn't be allowed to play in 2009, as he has yet to be reinstated. The Commish has been pretty stern to the fact that just because Vick will get released, he won't be reinstated to league right away. It could be awhile. Plus the Falcons still own his rights, so there is a lot that has to happen before any team can even think about Vick. Plus...is he really worth it?
Ah ..... yeah
Bill

Baltimore, MD

#17 Sep 4, 2008
Strangebru,

All you need to know about Todd Bouman is that none other than Brian Billick thinks highly of him as a QB. He was quoted as saying that he tried to get Ozzie to give him a contract a few years ago to no avail.
Jack Lee

Halethorpe, MD

#18 Sep 4, 2008
No offense, no secondary. Cinc will shut the run down by playing 8 in the box, and Flacco will be smothered when trying to pass.

Cinc 31, Ravens 6 Sunday.

It'll give you deadbeats on the Sun plenty to whine about.

Worst Raven season ever coming up.
Robert

AOL

#19 Sep 4, 2008
JSS wrote:
So why is it taking Smith so long to recover from a tonsil infection? Is there something more to the story?
The reason it's taking him a while to come back is because he's been in the hospital and has lost weight, not having been able to eat. Now he just needs to gain his strength back. That's mostly what's taking the time.
hank

United States

#20 Sep 5, 2008
Guru wrote:
What a worthless article. I can't believe someone gets paid to write this drivel. Did he really suggest that John Harbaugh will pull his hair out if Flacco is playing well when Smith comes back? Really? The QB of the future coming into his own in a matter of weeks would be a problem? What happens if he develops into a pro-bowler? Smith never gets his shot with us and we all pull our hair out? I don't think so.
I agree article was garbage.Lets see do you start a 1st round pick who is playing well,or sit him down in favor of a 5th round pick.If Flacco plays well he deserves another start.If not consider starting Troy.There is no diliema there is there.Steele you usually write better then this.Please,try harder next time.
atomic

Hancock, MD

#21 Sep 6, 2008
jono wrote:
While I agree with most of this article, as things stand now I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Ravens were the team likely to show Michael Vick some interest once he gets released.
If the Raven's ever ended up picking up Vick my days as a fan would be over. Actually I would protest in front of the stadium. You think Boller got a lot of boos.. Vick needs to look for a new career. Something like Janitor.

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