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    Rams sign QB Boller

    Jim Thomas is reporting that the Rams have signed QB Kyle Boller to a free-agent deal. No more specific details are available at the moment.

    JT will have more on his Around the Horns blog later.

    -B

    I actually like this signing..
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    Rams Sign QB Boller

    By Nick Wagoner
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    The Rams ended their search for a veteran quarterback on Saturday afternoon, signing Kyle Boller to bolster their depth at the position.
    Terms of the deal were not immediately available.

    “We are happy to add Kyle to our roster,” coach Steve Spagnuolo said. “We feel that he will be a valuable addition to our team.”
    The addition of Boller ends the Rams’ search for a replacement for veteran Trent Green, who was released on Feb. 25 and served as the backup to Bulger.

    Boller comes to the Rams with a solid resume after six years with Baltimore. The Ravens used the 19th choice of the 2003 NFL Draft on Boller and quickly installed him as the starter.

    In his six seasons with the team, Boller started 42 games with 53 appearances, posting 7,846 passing yards with 45 touchdowns and 44 interceptions. Boller’s 7,846 passing yards are the most in Ravens history.

    Boller’s best season came in 2004 when he threw for 2,559 yards with 13 touchdowns.

    Coming out of California, Boller was known for his strong arm and ability to move in the pocket. He is expected to provide the Rams with a young backup to Bulger who still has some upside.
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    Re: Rams Sign QB Boller

    Would Boller be able to compete with Bulger for a starting spot? I don't know much about him, but I'm pretty sure he has started before though.

    EDIT: Duh he has started before lol. Says that in the article didn't read it all. Well just post and say what you think about this signing. If Bu,ger goes down hopefully he can be a capable backup.
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    Re: Rams sign QB Kyle Boller

    Wow... I think alot of guys like him more than Ferrotte. He has a pretty good arm. I'd like to see how does in a WCO.

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    Re: Rams sign QB Boller

    i dont know why anyone would like him more than gus. Boller has never been successful throwing the ball down the field at any point in his career. It doesnt matter much either way to me, if bulger gets hurt, we arent going to win many games. If jackson gets hurt, it will be even worse.

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    Re: Rams sign QB Boller

    Height: 6-3 Weight: 220 Age: 27
    Born: 6/17/1981 Burbank , CA
    College: California
    Experience: 6th season
    High School: William S. Hart HS [Newhall, CA]

    Young, from a good school, and has posted the most passing yards in team history for the Ravens. Whether or not that says something, it kind of says something.

    Besides that, I feel much better about our QB lineup this year compared to last season. Trent Green as a #2 is not ideal In my opinion.

    Boller was never all-star in Baltimore, but when does Baltimore really throw the ball that much? That's not their style, so maybe he was a victim of circumstance?

    Give him a shot, we'll all see how it goes. He's only our #2 for now, so it's not like he's an impact player at this point. But needless to say, If Bulger goes down, wait, when Bulger goes down (he always does), I feel like we could still manage our way through a couple games and come out with a win.

    I hope that Boller comes out with a chip on the shoulder wanting to start and pushes Bulger back to his old self, and if he can't, maybe Boller will surpass him. We will find out, but there are alot of similarities in their style as a QB. Actually, I think Boller has Bulger beat in the arm strength department, but that is not the end all be all of being a passer. I say thumbs up, and let's keep this momentum going till the end of the '09- '10 season!



    By the way;


    This guy looks comfortable commanding a team on the field. Haha

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    Re: Rams sign QB Boller

    Wow didnt see this one coming,i was sure it was a case of linking the dots with Gus...im cool with Kyle tho..could be that we get to open up his potential...

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    Re: Rams sign QB Boller

    I like this alot. A 27 year old QB with plenty of experience both starting and watching from the sidelines. I would take Boller anyday of the week and twice on Sundays over Gus.

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    Re: Rams Sign QB Boller

    Quote Originally Posted by schut39 View Post
    Would Boller be able to compete with Bulger for a starting spot? I don't know much about him, but I'm pretty sure he has started before though.

    EDIT: Duh he has started before lol. Says that in the article didn't read it all. Well just post and say what you think about this signing. If Bu,ger goes down hopefully he can be a capable backup.
    Only on those rare occasions that "Bizzaro Boller" shows up. And those occasions are less frequent than Rams wins over the last two years.

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    Re: Rams sign QB Boller

    Well comparing the two, Gus and Kyle, isn't there about a decade gap in age? This guy can develop, whereas Gus, the "Knockout King", has no more room to gain. He is like 37 years old, and is nearing the end of his backup days.

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    Re: Rams sign QB Boller

    Quote Originally Posted by general counsel View Post
    i dont know why anyone would like him more than gus. Boller has never been successful throwing the ball down the field at any point in his career. It doesnt matter much either way to me, if bulger gets hurt, we arent going to win many games. If jackson gets hurt, it will be even worse.

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    Are you implying Spags and Billy really blew it when they signed this guy? They willfully added a QB who can't succeed to our roster? Don't you think we might reserve our judgement until at least after a few preseason games? I do agree that if Jackson gets hurt, things could get ugly regardless of who is playihg QB. Hopefully we find a legit #2 running back before the season starts ..

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    Re: Rams sign QB Boller

    Intriguing.

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    Re: Rams sign QB Boller

    I like this a lot their was high expectations for Boller as a first round pick. He started 9 games as a 22 year old rookie in his first season before getting injured. Then in his next season 2004 his only fully healthy season he started all 16 games throwing for 2559 yards without that great of WR's. They had high hopes for him going into his second full season as a starter and he suffered a turf toe injury that caused him to only make 9 starts that year. The next year they traded for McNair and between that and a few injuries and another first round QB Flaco he never got a shot to be the exclusive QB but he still managed 8 starts last year. The following is from Wiki-pedia which is not normally a good source but it does a good job of breaking down his past.


    2003 season

    Boller became the Ravens' first round draft pick in 2003 NFL Draft (19th overall pick). He was the second quarterback selected from the Pac-10 conference after the Cincinnati Bengals selected Carson Palmer from USC with the first overall pick. He started the first 9 games of the season, going 5-3, before being injured (thigh) in a game against the St. Louis Rams. He was inactive for most of the rest of the season, being replaced by backup Anthony Wright, as he also had to have surgery to repair a muscle in his quadriceps. Boller rushed 30 times for 62 yards, and completed 116 of 224 passes for 1,260 yards with 7 TDs and 9 INTs. Before his injury, he was showing improvements on a game by game basis.

    2004 season

    Boller started all 16 games in 2004, He set career highs, completing 258-of-464 (55.6%) for 2,559 yards with 13 TDs and 11 INTs. He also rushed 53 times for 189 yards and his 1st-career rushing TD. He had 4 games with QB ratings over 100, including a career-high 112.3 rating while going 18-of-34 for 219 yards, with a career-high 4 TDs and 0 INTs against the Giants. He once again showed improvement, and was starting to settle into his role as a starting QB in the NFL.

    2005 season

    Despite not making the playoffs the previous year, the Baltimore Ravens were seen by the NFL and the sports media as being contenders for the Super Bowl, resulting in four primetime games: two Sunday night games, and two spots featured on Monday Night Football. A factor in this was Boller's perceived status of "coming into his own", and so the Ravens were poised to start what would be a great season by taking on the Indianapolis Colts on the first primetime Sunday Night game of the season. The Ravens held their own in the first half, limiting the Colts to only 3 points, and Boller looked solid in the pocket, leading the offense down the field to the red zone several times. But it didn't last, as Boller was injured in the third quarter, suffering a bad case of "turf toe", that would wind up keeping him out of action for 7 games. The Ravens season went downhill after that, even going four games without a single passing TD. However, despite this, he still finished 2005 completing a career-high 58.4% of his passes (171-of-293) for 1,799 yards with 11 TDs and 12 INTs despite missing almost 8 games due to injury. When Boller came back against the Bengals, after posting an 8.0 QB rating (4-of-12 [33%] for 37 yards and 1 INT) in the 1'st half, Boller exploded in the 2'nd half, going 14-of-20 [70%] for 174 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT for a 115.4 QB rating in the final 2 quarters. In back to back games, he (and the entire team) finally seemed to come alive and show the promise everyone had been expecting, as he completed 19-of-27 passes (70.4%) for 253 yards, 3 TDs and no INTs for a career-high 136.8 QB rating in the 48-3 victory in game 14 vs. Green Bay. Then, against Minnesota, he posted a career-high 70.6 completion percentage (24-of-34) for 289 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT for a 113.5 QB rating.

    2006 season

    Steve McNair, former Tennessee Titans QB, was traded to Baltimore in 2006. Coach Brian Billick declared McNair the starter instead of having the two compete for the job, citing McNair's credentials including 2003 NFL Co-MVP. In week 6 of the 2006 season, McNair was sacked by Carolina Panthers defenders Mike Rucker and Chris Draft. The result of that play was a mild concussion and a neck injury. McNair left the game and would not return. Boller came in to replace him in the final seconds of the first quarter, and completed 17 of 31 passes for a 58% completion percentage, 3 touchdowns, 226 yards, and one interception. Faced with a 9-point deficit with 5:10 remaining, Kyle Boller connected with Mark Jermain Clayton for a 62-yard TD pass to start a come-back attempt. When the Ravens defense gave up their second touchdown of the day, Boller was called upon to score again. This time, he faced 68 yards and was given 4:08 to score a touchdown. He drove down the field for 68 yards and capped off his drive with a 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Todd Heap. The Panthers were then able to run out the clock before Boller could get back on the field, and the Ravens lost 23 - 21. Then, after McNair's throwing hand was stepped on against Cleveland on Dec. 17, Boller led the Ravens to victory with a 13-of-21, 238-yard and two-touchdown performance (112.3 passer rating), one touchdown being the game highlight, when he connected with explosive rookie receiver Demetrius Williams for the 77 yard score. That victory clinched a playoff berth for the Ravens, who had already all but locked up their division.

    2007 season

    After Steve McNair was injured in the first game of the season against the Cincinnati Bengals, Boller was given the opportunity to start. He came in late in the game and drove the team downfield. Due to some questionable refereeing a touchdown pass was reversed ending the game. Boller was then named the interim starter in Week 2, in a home game against the New York Jets. He had a strong showing, throwing two touchdowns and no interceptions for 185 yds and a QB rating of 97.9. In Week 3, McNair retook the reigns of the team, facing the Arizona Cardinals. The team was up in the 4th, and they switched Boller in to rest McNair, and in spite of a late comeback effort by Kurt Warner, Boller managed to get the team in position for a game winning field goal. The following 2 games Boller was back on the bench. In weeks 6 and 7, Boller was once again named the interim starter for the Ravens.
    Following the Week 8 Bye, the Ravens once again decided to go with Steve McNair as their starter. Two bad losses against division rivals followed. After week 10, which featured a humiliating loss against the Cincinnati Bengals, during which McNair committed 3 inexplicable fumbles, it was decided that Boller would officially be the starting QB for the remainder of the season. This initially paid off, as he led the Ravens in a hard fought game against the Browns, in which Boller led the team to a late comeback, which ended in what seemed to be a win, after a missed field goal attempt by Cleveland. However, the refs reviewed the play and found that it was in fact a good field goal, and the game went into overtime. The Ravens lost 33-30.
    In what might be viewed as the 2007 Ravens' finest moment they faced the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. Boller, behind an unusually steady offensive line, ended the game with 2 TDs and 1 INT. It was arguably the best game of his career. The Ravens ultimately lost 27-24.
    The Ravens next traveled to Miami to face off against the winless Miami Dolphins. Boller took one too many hard hits, and had his season end with a mild concussion. Backup rookie QB Troy Smith played the remainder of the game, leading the team into overtime, where they eventually lost, 22-16, giving the Dolphins their sole win of the season.
    The 2007 Ravens ended their season with a record of 5-11, which led to the firing of head coach Brian Billick.

    2008 season

    Following the retirement of Steve McNair, Boller faced a three way battle for the starting job between himself, former Heisman winner Troy Smith, and the Ravens' 2008 First Round Draft choice, Joe Flacco. Boller was given the starting job against the New England Patriots in the 2008 pre-season opener, but following a shoulder injury suffered in a preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings, his season ended when the Ravens placed him on Injured Reserve on September 3. Joe Flacco took his starting spot.

    2009 season

    For the 2009-10 season Kyle Boller will be a quarterback for the St. Louis Rams under coach Steve Spagnuolo. Marc Bulger is still the starting quarterback for the St. Louis Rams.
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    Re: Rams sign QB Boller

    I Predicted This In a Thread a Few Weeks Back and Every Thought I was Crazy! When He Played With the Ravens He was Very Hyped Around The League simular to Jay Cutler

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    Re: Rams sign QB Boller

    Okay don't shoot me AV but Bernie brought this up at StLToday which it was interesting hearing Browns take about Boller not being protected well. He also did not have great WR's like we had. Plus he had to deal with injuries every year but his second year. If healthy maybe he will come into his own for the Rams. He has the tools he is mobile and has a cannon of an arm. He might just need a change of scenery after the injuries, poor OL play, and high expectations that came with the 1st round pick. Its good to hear Brown say that he really likes the guy it sounds like a guy that could lead a team if he taps his potential.

    Bernie:

    When the Rams signed FA center Jason Brown, he had some observations on Kyle Boller, his teammate in Baltimore:

    “That relationship between the quarterback and the offensive line, it’s more important than what people think,” Brown said. “Because we give that guy confidence. Kyle Boller with the Ravens, I love him to death. But you see what getting hit one too many times early in your career can do to you. He became gun shy.

    “Instead of getting the ball and standing back there with poise and then being able to step up, if there was a flash of anything, something, it might have been far on the edge, he was like. . .”


    “And he started to scramble,” Brown said. “You have to have the faith in your offensive line to where you say, ‘Hey, I know these guys are going to give me the seconds that I need in order to get this ball off.’ You know what? We have to bring that back.”
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