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McNair Resigned To His Fate

                     Baltimore Ravens quarterback Steve McNair hands off to running back Willis McGahee during the first quarter of the Cincinnati Bengals-Baltimore Ravens game played Sunday.  Cincinnati beat Baltimore 21-7. 

The Baltimore Ravens played some ugly ball Sunday.  And the quarterback position played no small part in that happening.  Ravens’ quarterback Steve McNair fumbled the ball twice and was intercepted once before being replaced by Kyle Boller in the Ravens’ 21-7 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals last Sunday.

The aftermath and comments from McNair are quite telling; McNair himself stated that he wouldn’t be surprised if he was no longer the Ravens’ starting QB after what happned this weekend , with McNair adding, “This is probably the lowest point in my career that I’ve had over my last two games.  What do I need to do about it?  I don’t know.  I’m trying to play hard, but it’s just not there.  My turnovers have been killing this team.  I don’t know what the coaches are going to decide.  If they decide to go with Kyle, that’s fine.  I’ll probably agree with them.”

Ravens head coach Brian Billick, as per usual, was noncommittal on McNair’s status.  but even wide receiver Derrick Mason, who was a teammate while both were Tennessee Titans has said that he has never seen McNair play this badly.  Turnovers are just a small part of McNair’s regression in his role as Ravens QB.  McNair has 11 turnovers (including 4 interceptions); in addition, he appears to be a shell of his former (as recent as last season) self.

The arm strength is not what it used to be; last week in completing 17-of-26 passes for 128 yards, McNair’s longest completion was a measly 17 yards.  Last year, when Baltimore went 13-3, McNair passed for 3,050 yards with 15 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions.  This season for McNair?  1,113 yards with 2 TD’s and 4 INT’s.  I think it is safe to say at this point that this is the beginning of the end for McNair and time for Boller to replace McNair – permanently.


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One Response to “McNair Resigned To His Fate”

  1. april says:

    PUT BOLLER IN OR EVEN TROY SMITH AT THIS POINT WHAT WOULD BE THE HARM!!!!!!!!!!!!
    BILLICK GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS AND THINK ABOUT THE TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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