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  • Bral Backing Bulger...

    I believe Bulger can still contribute and will at the very least be back next year (hopefully with a renegotiated contract). I think, with the right chips in place, he can lead us to a .500 record next year.

    Bulger's faults is his lack of mobility and improvisation skills at this point in his career. He seems to lack the ability to be elusive in the pocket and goes down once penetration is achieved. He has never been mobile, but in recent years he just hasn't been able to make things happen in the passing game, especially on the run. Every time he's taken off Ive literally held my breathe and felt my palms get sweaty.

    I think this season, his worse to date, has humbled him. Hopefully he can use this as fuel to fire himself up to be that player he once was. Mid 30 resurgences are very possible as we have seen with Favre, Warner, Moon, etc. He can turn it around if hope is restored in his mind and he believes we can make some noise, as we've seen, he has the tools.

    Ive also come to this decision of keeping Bulger because of lack of depth and options. Keith Null is not ready from what we've seen his first year, Boller better not even be in camp, and who is Mike Reilly? I think Bulger is better than any guy that we can get in FA barring the Eagles releasing Mcnabb. Let Bulger remain as that vaunted stop gap option i keep hearing about and lets play ball. West Coast offenses demand accuracy. Bulger was the most accurate passer in football at one point. We focus on the run, once we get that second change of pace back to compliment steven jackson, we could run a three headed monster with the likes of Ogbonnaya as well.

    All that being said, give Bulger another year and take the BPA in round 1.

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    My thing is in an uncapped year and us most likely selecting Suh, unless you can pull a trade off somehow Bulger is the best option out there IMO. IMO regardless of if we pick Suh or a QB first we should be using our second rounder on a receiver. In that case you aren't going to be giving a third rounder the keys right of the bat. Bulger IMO is better than Chad Pennington the best UFA QB in an uncapped year. The only problem is the money isn't right. QB is our biggest need, but it going to be hard as heck to find one under these circumstances

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    • #3
      Re: Bral Backing Bulger...

      I think he's a goner. I don't know about you guys, but I'm tired of hearing "This is the year he'll bounce back." Four years hasn't been time enough?

      I'm a bit hesitant to let a rookie just take it and run with it, but the results couldn't be much farther off than what we experienced last season...or the year before.

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      • #4
        Re: Bral Backing Bulger...

        If lack of mobility and improvisation skills were the only problems, I wouldn't be so worried. However, there was a time when Bulger completed about 66% of his passes. Nowadays he completes about 56%. He's also throwing about half as many TD passes as he use to.

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        • #5
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          Even if Bulger does have another bad season, I'm worried that subjecting a rookie to that kind of punishment, losing, criticism, and pressure on a weekly basis might not be in the best long-term interest of the team. Chances are we're not 1 year away from from the playoffs, so why not let Bulger play another year so whichever rookie we pick up can have a year to learn and adjust and slowly work his way into the starting role.

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          • #6
            Re: Bral Backing Bulger...

            This is his year, he will bounce back.

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            • #7
              Re: Bral Backing Bulger...

              Originally posted by Goldenfleece View Post
              If lack of mobility and improvisation skills were the only problems, I wouldn't be so worried. However, there was a time when Bulger completed about 66% of his passes. Nowadays he completes about 56%. He's also throwing about half as many TD passes as he use to.
              Have you seen our receivers? They suck, I just saw some stats on avery he only caught half the passes that were thrown to him and there were 90 passes to him.. Imagine if our receivers ran better routes, didn't drop many passes. Then his stats would be better. More yards and possibly more TDS..

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              • #8
                Re: Bral Backing Bulger...

                Originally posted by AtlantaRamFan View Post
                Even if Bulger does have another bad season, I'm worried that subjecting a rookie to that kind of punishment, losing, criticism, and pressure on a weekly basis might not be in the best long-term interest of the team. Chances are we're not 1 year away from from the playoffs, so why not let Bulger play another year so whichever rookie we pick up can have a year to learn and adjust and slowly work his way into the starting role.
                Anybody wonder if Bulger isn't interested in playing another year behind our current O-line with the same receivers? -- "I'm worried that subjecting a rookie to that kind of punishment, losing, criticism, and pressure on a weekly basis might not be in the best long-term interest of the team." Might Marc retire??

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                • #9
                  Re: Bral Backing Bulger...

                  Originally posted by MauiRam View Post
                  Anybody wonder if Bulger isn't interested in playing another year behind our current O-line with the same receivers? -- "I'm worried that subjecting a rookie to that kind of punishment, losing, criticism, and pressure on a weekly basis might not be in the best long-term interest of the team." Might Marc retire??
                  He has millions of reasons not to.;)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bral Backing Bulger...

                    Honestly, I really like Bulger as a player but it wouldn't surprise me if he was hoping and praying he gets released. He still gets paid AND he wouldn't have to take a beating for 16 weeks. I would understand if he retired though, at this point it probably sounds pretty good to him.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Bral Backing Bulger...

                      If I'm reading this correctly, Bulger will play better in 2010 because he's been humbled by his pathetic play over the last three seasons?

                      If that's all it takes, maybe we should bring in JaMarcus Russell because he's probably just about humbled enough to put up pro-bowl numbers.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Bral Backing Bulger...

                        Originally posted by RebelYell View Post
                        If I'm reading this correctly, Bulger will play better in 2010 because he's been humbled by his pathetic play over the last three seasons?

                        If that's all it takes, maybe we should bring in JaMarcus Russell because he's probably just about humbled enough to put up pro-bowl numbers.
                        I could not stop LMAO reading that. Great post.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Bral Backing Bulger...

                          Originally posted by Trevor View Post
                          Have you seen our receivers? They suck, I just saw some stats on avery he only caught half the passes that were thrown to him and there were 90 passes to him.. Imagine if our receivers ran better routes, didn't drop many passes. Then his stats would be better. More yards and possibly more TDS..
                          But his numbers in 2008 and 2007 were only slightly better than 2009. I agree that the receivers were part of the problem, but he has been struggling for the last three years.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Bral Backing Bulger...

                            Originally posted by RebelYell View Post
                            If I'm reading this correctly, Bulger will play better in 2010 because he's been humbled by his pathetic play over the last three seasons?

                            If that's all it takes, maybe we should bring in JaMarcus Russell because he's probably just about humbled enough to put up pro-bowl numbers.
                            The difference between Jmarc and Marc is that Marc isnt a overweight underachiever who goes gambling in Las Vegas during meetings. Marc Bulger is capable of Pro Bowl numbers, therefore its reasonable to believe he could get back to one with the right supporting cast. In no way did i say that was all it took....

                            Everyone has the be the funny guy..

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                              Re: Bral Backing Bulger...

                              The real question is: Can we contract Peyton Manning to draft us a WR this year?

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                              • r8rh8rmike
                                Round Two: The Future Of Marc Bulger
                                by r8rh8rmike
                                01.13.2010 1:40 pm
                                The future of Marc Bulger
                                By Roger Hensley


                                THE WATERCOOLER

                                QUESTION: There’s been much speculation on the future of Rams’ QB Marc Bulger: Will he retire? Be cut? Be traded? Or will he remain as the Rams QB for another season as a young QB is mentored. Do you believe Bulger will be under center for the Rams when they open next season?

                                JIM THOMAS
                                I still think it’s better than 50-50 that Bulger will not be back. And if he’s traded to a non-contending team he may pull a Jake Plummer and just retire. But in order to dispose of Bulger, the Rams need two quarterbacks — a veteran and a draft pick. How they fare on those two fronts over the next three months might have a lot to do with whether Bulger returns to St. Louis in 2010.

                                BERNIE MIKLASZ
                                I can’t say ‘Impossible’ but I doubt very much that we’ll see him QB the Rams in 2010. Bulger has taken a brutal beating on this job over the years and cannot stay healthy. The team is 5-31 with him as a starting quarterback over the last three seasons — though certainly there is plenty of blame to go around for that hideous record, and Bulger is only one piece of the team. But his play has declined, and his injury issues will only create more instability at a crucial position. Nothing personal, but at this point it is just best for Bulger and the Rams to move on.

                                BILL COATS
                                My guess is that he’ll be with the Rams next season, in some capacity. And that could well be as the No. 1 quarterback. What’s the alternative? There doesn’t appear to be a “franchise quarterback” available in the draft or free agency, and a trade would cost the Rams dearly as they try to rebuild in several areas. Neither Kyle Boller, who almost surely won’t be back anyway, nor rookie Keith Null showed that they are a better option than Bulger at this point.

                                JEFF GORDON
                                I believe Marc would be a better stopgap quarterback than almost any veteran the Rams could round up without sacrificing assets. But . . . given all that Marc and the team has been through the past three years, I can understand why the Rams would want to do something different just to do something different. One by one, veterans who have failed have moved on. Why could Marc be the one exception to that trend?
                                -01-13-2010, 05:39 PM
                              • a.p.quinn
                                Bulger exceeds expectations.
                                by a.p.quinn
                                I feel like such a jerk for placing so much of the burden of the Rams struggles this season on Bulger. Against the Saints, he proved with a stronger supporting cast and a pretty solid o-line he can play great football. He even showed confidence to prove he can scramble; getting a key first down late in the game and stopping the clock. Maybe he felt he had to prove himself a little after Detroit. He did just that. I hope that the Rams don't make the mistake of drafting a QB before the 3rd round. There are obvious needs elsewhere on this team. Examples: D-line, Linebacker, RB depth, an extra Wideout... some hotter cheerleaders heheh ;)
                                -11-16-2009, 04:18 PM
                              • dgr828
                                Is this the beginning of the end for Marc Bulger?
                                by dgr828
                                "Heaven can wait!" but not the majority of Rams fans who have become increasingly dissatisfied with the sub-par play coming from the Rams quarterback position.

                                Every excuse in the world has been made to explain all of the failings Marc Bulger has experienced, the past three miserable seasons in Saint Louis.

                                One glaring stats that stands out and seems to be a major problem for Bulger is "Red Zone efficiency". Any Fantasy player will tell you, the most important thing for QB is getting the ball in the endzone, for the score.

                                Even against the Jets friday night, Bulger looks pretty good between the 20s, but in the 1st half of that game the Rams can only come up with FGs.

                                There's even whisperings that Kyle Boller had a better showing and had more "pep in his step" than Bulger, in the game against the Jets.
                                The one TD thrown in that game was by 4th string rookie Keith Null, who was pretty impressive in the limited time given.

                                The so called "Bulger Bashers" along with "Bulger Apologists" are waiting with baited breathe in anticipation to see if the Rams QB can at least string two good offensive series together, let along two good games.

                                Marc Bulger is a player with good character, but what he lacks is a little cockiness or that chip on the shoulders attitude needed to keep opposing defenses in check.

                                How long are we going give excuses such as a poor O Line, inexperienced receivers or a broken down running game for Bulgers' ineffectiveness. Although these are contributing factors, Bulger has no one else to blame but himself for the lack of leadership needed, from the QB, in order for the Saint Louis Rams to have success.

                                AS MARC BULGER GOES, SO GOES THE RAMS......And the last few years have seen them both go to Hell in a Hand Basket!!!

                                I'm afraid, My CLAN Bretheren, This the beginning of the end for Marc Bulger!

                                ~WHAT A LOOOOONG ~STRANGE TRIP ITS BEEN!!! ~
                                -08-16-2009, 10:14 PM
                              • coy bacon
                                The Bulger Challenge
                                by coy bacon
                                On the con side are is locking onto targets and just not looking good.
                                On the pro side are his winning record and PB performance.

                                I'm sure there are more that people can add to each side.

                                I noted on the other board that some who expressed doubts about Bulger were called "cowards".

                                I have doubts about Bulger. I watched him play and he didn't look like a confident QB. And it was painfully obvious that he was locking onto targets. I wondered why other team's DBs didn't pick more off. If a mere amatuer like myself can see poor QB play, surely another teams DC can as well and instruct his players accordingly.

                                OTOH, Bulger has been a proven winner. A mediocre QB like Brad (?) Johnson won a ring with Tampa Bay, so surely Bulger can do so as well.

                                I think it is fine to have doubts about Bulger. Who says he can't improve? He certainly deserves a chance, and in the end, the bottom line is that he's won more than he's lost. He just didn't look very good doing it.
                                -07-01-2004, 08:22 AM
                              • rob6465
                                Why so much hate for bulger?
                                by rob6465
                                I'm sorry but brees/manning or brady would not do much with the present Rams. Most Ram FANS or fans in general do not realize that in 2006 Bulger had a decent team and he was the 3rd best QB in the NFL. Bulger had better stats than Favre, palmer, brady, roth, eli, etc, etc. Bulger is only 32 yrs old, which is 1 year younger than Mcnabb and he has had a more than decent QB rating if you remove the last 2 years. This Rams team has been plagued with injuries and have lost many good players. Bulger has good precision just does not have enough time in the pocket.

                                I like Bulger and if he had a good line would be one of the good QB's in the league. PEOPLE, put all these QB's in the playoffs with the rams this year.....2 wins? 4? 16? This team has holes and no QB will fill those holes, not even jhoe montana. For a team this bad, look at Bulger's stats last 6 yrs and look at the stats of QB's his age with better teams.
                                -01-17-2010, 06:49 AM
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