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Ravens to Work Out Boller and Dixon

Seriously?

 

Per ESPN and Jamison Hensley:

“This will probably cause Ravens fans to erupt, but former first-round pick Kyle Boller is working out for Baltimore on Thursday.

That’s according to the NFL Network’s Jason LaConfora, who is also reporting that Steelers free-agent quarterback Dennis Dixon is meeting with the Ravens as well.

And this will probably cause Ravens fans to erupt more — I like the idea of bringing back Boller as a backup.

There’s no question that Boller was a bust as a starter. The Ravens reached for him in the first round of the 2003 draft, and Boller was overmatched in the No. 1 role. He was 20-22 as a starter during his five seasons in Baltimore (2003 to 2007).

What many forget is how effective Boller was as a backup in 2006 behind Steve McNair. When McNair went down a couple of times that season, Boller played well and actually clinched the division that season with a win over Cleveland. He finished with a 104.0 quarterback rating, which was among the best for backups that season.

Of course, if the Ravens are looking for a backup with a higher upside, they should try to sign Dixon. But Boller wouldn’t be a terrible signing.

Based on these workouts, the Ravens are clearly looking to provide more experience behind Joe Flacco. Last year, Baltimore went with Tyrod Taylor, a 2011 sixth-round pick. ”

I could not disagree more with Mr. Hensley. Boller is been there, done that in this town. There has to be other options out there as a backup with some experience besides him.


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