Roch Around The Clock

Roch Around The Clock

December 21, 2005|By ROCH KUBATKO

I've always liked Kyle Boller. Really. I'm a big fan. I kid because I love. And I knew he could produce if people would just get off his back. Or to be more exact, if he'd stay off his own.

Funny how many passes you can complete when you're standing up. The guy threw for 253 yards and three touchdowns, and now it's fair to wonder if he had some sort of breakthrough, or if Green Bay is just that bad.

Boller got lucky on the TD pass to Randy Hymes, who won a jump ball and made a one-handed catch. But he showed a great touch on the other two strikes, even if his mechanics still seem a bit raw. Boller isn't exactly silky-smooth in the pocket. But, hey, he found his targets and put up big numbers in front of a national television audience. Well, I haven't seen the ratings. Maybe it wasn't that big of an audience. Two And a Half Men is either a popular Monday night sitcom or the estimated number of viewers. ...

Brett Favre was so upset after Monday's game that he left the stadium without speaking to reporters. I'm still not convinced that this guy is finished. Look at the players around him. The Packers ended the game with their sixth-string running back getting the carries. The receivers don't scare anyone. The offensive line never recovered from two crucial free-agent defections.

Favre is trying to make a big play every time he takes a snap, as evidenced once again by Deion Sanders' interception. One receiver, three defenders, and Favre still chucks the ball downfield under a heavy pass rush. It hung in the air for so long, Sanders almost signaled for a fair catch.

roch.kubatko@baltsun.com

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