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  • Was this his last game with the Rams?

    Barring another unforseen injury, perhaps, after six long years, Bulger has played his last game with the Rams?


    :helmet:

  • #2
    Re: Was this his last game with the Rams?

    I don't think so.

    As I said during the game, one cannot play, but can really throw. The other cannot throw, but has the moxy to play.

    gap

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    • #3
      Re: Was this his last game with the Rams?

      Agree with gap, Boller motivated the troops, and moves well around the pocket, and is not afraid to go after it, but he cannot hit a moving target. On the INT, Amendola has two steps on his man, and it was a really horrible throw ...

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      • #4
        Re: Was this his last game with the Rams?

        I'd be surprised if that were the case, though I've not heard any updates about his injury besides "bruised shoulder" so that will be the determining factor. Boller provided a spark in the second quarter but didn't do much of anything in the second half, and his interception basically sealed the game for Green Bay.

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        • #5
          Re: Was this his last game with the Rams?

          Speaking of bruised shoulder. How did he get injured? Based on how I saw brady get protected today (by the officials), Bulger shouldn't be touched without a roughing call.

          O.0 I forgot. The cheatroits are supposed to win all their games again this year, so help them wherever they can. They need to change that penalty to roughing the princess when the cheatriots are playing. Bulger takes at least 35-40 hits like that a game, and never gets the benifit of the penalty.


          gap

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          • #6
            Re: Was this his last game with the Rams?

            Well Boller did not declare himself the starter the way he played after the 1st drive in the 2nd quarter. Expect Bulger to start next week if his shoulder is fine.

            Boller will be the back-up if Bulger is inconsistent. So this game just gave Bulger a shorter leash.

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            • #7
              Re: Was this his last game with the Rams?

              i like his mobility

              I think Marc will start next sunday, but if things go bad, then Boller should come in asap

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              • #8
                Re: Was this his last game with the Rams?

                Originally posted by BarronWade View Post
                Well Boller did not declare himself the starter the way he played after the 1st drive in the 2nd quarter. Expect Bulger to start next week if his shoulder is fine.

                Boller will be the back-up if Bulger is inconsistent. So this game just gave Bulger a shorter leash.
                That’s sound right to me, Spags has been in Bulger corner. I’m not sure how deep is his commitment to him. He might stay with him to the end.
                :ramlogo:

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                • #9
                  Re: Was this his last game with the Rams?

                  Originally posted by gap View Post
                  I don't think so.

                  As I said during the game, one cannot play, but can really throw. The other cannot throw, but has the moxy to play.

                  gap
                  I think he will be back this season. I think if we end up with a top 5 draft pick, we will take Bradford or McCoy.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Was this his last game with the Rams?

                    Originally posted by Ahmedrams81 View Post
                    I think he will be back this season. I think if we end up with a top 5 draft pick, we will take Bradford or McCoy.
                    What is the reason for the confidence in those two?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Was this his last game with the Rams?

                      If Bulger plays this entire game we lose 45-3.

                      (The Packer game that is. The 49er game could be even worse)

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                      • #12
                        Re: Was this his last game with the Rams?

                        Originally posted by PeoriaRam View Post
                        What is the reason for the confidence in those two?
                        They complete passes down field.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Was this his last game with the Rams?

                          Originally posted by btimsah View Post
                          They complete passes down field.
                          Not hard to do in college with the spread. Neither of those conditions apply to the Rams.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Was this his last game with the Rams?

                            Originally posted by btimsah View Post
                            If Bulger plays this entire game we lose 45-3.
                            Except there's simply no way of knowing how this game plays out with Bulger in there, so, yeah... :o

                            EDIT: That's not me claiming we would have won with Bulger, but simply saying there's no way to know.
                            Last edited by Nick; -09-27-2009, 04:12 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Was this his last game with the Rams?

                              If this game alone were an open competition for the position (which I'd assume it was not), it could go either way.

                              When Bulger was in the game...he was accurate, completed 3 of 4 passes, but fumbled for the 3rd game in a row. There weren't a lot of specific negatives that you could attribute to Bulger himself, but the offense went nowhere.

                              When Boller was in the game...he moved the ball by whatever means necessary. He scrambled 4 times for 31 yards and even threw some blocks. On the other hand, he also threw over our receivers' heads a lot and eventually threw the interception that ended our hopes of a comeback.

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                                The Rams mustered just 177 total yards, a low-water mark in this rapidly sinking season. The turndown came just a week after the offense produced season highs of 336 yards and 17 points against Green Bay. Boller took over when Bulger was injured late in the first quarter of that game.

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                              • r8rh8rmike
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