3rd string Quarterback or starter under our offense?
Who is Kyle Boller and why isn't he under center today against Denver? Is he a better fit then Jason Campbell? I'm sure you all watched the same preseason games I did this year, and if my memory serves me right, Kyle moved the ball and made the throws. Well, lets look a bit closer and figure this out.
Kyle Boller was signed April 15, 2010 by the Raiders. Coming off a short stint of 1 year in St. Louis in 2009, Boller played 6 years (2003 -2008) for the Baltimore Ravens after being drafter 19th overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. Boller appeared in 2 of the Raiders' preseason games, going 12-of-21 for 148 yards and a touchdown against Dallas on Aug. 12 and 7-of-9 for 55 yards and a rushing score against Chicago.
The Raiders won both games.Sure it is preseason, and most likely against the 2nd and 3rd teamers, but football is football. Those 2's and 3's are on the field because they were better then the rest, which means they play ball.
Look at his career stats
|2009||St. Louis Rams||98||176||55.7||899||5.1||3||6||17||117||61.2||13||76||5.8||0||2||2|
So why not use him against the Broncos? My fear is that we start Jason Campbell and Cable tries to prove a point to Al Davis showing him that Campbell is not the next coming of Jim Plunkett, but maybe the next coming of Jawalrus, I mean Jamarcus Russell.
You remember this guy.
Look, you put an injured Quarterback out there against an injured , but experienced defense, there is even more of an opportunity for Campbell to injure himself further, either physically or mentally. Not to mention ruin the teams psyche even more. Please don't forget that Campbell was just 8-of-21 passing for 83 yards and two interceptions–good enough for passer rating of 10.7 against the Niners.
Look at some of these quotes from the Raiders players after the heartbreaking loss to San Francisco:
“After that San Diego win, it was like, let’s get this ball rolling, let’s get the momentum going. And then to lose like this . . . I mean, we were in the game the whole time . . . it really hurts,’’ Asomugha said.