Rookie quarterback Kyle Boller, who did not play the fourth quarter of the 33-13 win over the Cleveland Browns, will remain the Ravens' starter Sunday at San Diego.
"Kyle could have gone back in the game but [the knee] was
stiffening on him," Ravens coach Brian Billick said. "Kyle will be fine by the
time we work through the week."
The bigger question is whether Boller
is ready mentally to start Sunday.
In his second NFL start,
Boller regressed and completed 7 of 17 passes for 78 yards. He often threw off
his back foot and underthrew receivers.
But backup Chris Redman
played just as poorly, so there has been little reason for a quarterback
With running back Jamal Lewis' highlights played
nationally, defenses will stack the line of scrimmage with eight players and
force Boller to beat them with his arm.
"We need to take
pressure off the running game with the passing game," Billick said. "We have to
look at that as an opportunity to make plays down the field. We've got to
continue to expand on that. He did some good things. Where he got into trouble
was rushing his fundamentals."
--LG Edwin Mulitalo will likely
miss Sunday's game at San Diego after spraining his right ankle. Casey Rabach
would replace him in the starting lineup.
--C Casey Rabach is
expected to start at left guard because Edwin Mulitalo sprained his ankle in
--S Gerome Sapp will likely be sidelined for
Sunday's game at San Diego Chargers with a right MCL sprain. He primarily plays
on special teams.
--CB Alvin Porter is recovering from a groin
injury and could see more time on special teams because Sapp will likely be
sidelined with a knee sprain.
--QB Kyle Boller has a stiff left
knee after leaving Sunday's game late in the third quarter. Coach Brian Billick
said he expects him to practice all week.
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