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April 19, 2012
When I got home last night, I didn't know if my chills were coming from having stood out in the rain coaching lacrosse for two hours, or hearing the news that Kyle Boller might return as the Ravens backup quarterback . Oh gosh, "My Man" Kyle Boller back in town. If you felt a rumbling sound around town last night, it wasn't an earthquake; it was me break-dancing about "My Man" Kyle Boller's possible return. At first, I didn't believe the Ravens were serious and I still don't.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2013
Dec. 17, 2006: Replacing the injured Steve McNair, quarterback Kyle Boller stumbles often but leads the Ravens past the Cleveland Browns, 27-17, at M&T Bank Stadium to clinch a playoff spot. Boller passes for 238 yards and two touchdowns, one a 77-yarder to Demetrius Williams that puts Baltimore ahead to stay in the third quarter. Dec. 21, 1975: A late rally lifts the Colts past New England, 34-21, and gives them the AFC East title before an announced 48,678 at Memorial Stadium.
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By Matt Vensel | March 18, 2011
Former Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller never came close to touching the lofty expectations that came with being one of the team's first-round picks in the 2003 NFL draft, which is why last month I labeled him as the biggest draft bust in franchise history . Matt Zenitz, a writer for PressBox , recently tagged Boller as an all-time bust , too. But one man is willing to stand up on a soapbox and defend Boller: Joe Platania. In a response to his PressBox colleague, Platania wrote a lengthy post in defense of Boller , who is still in the NFL today as a backup quarterback for the Raiders.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2013
Former NFL quarterback Cullen Finnerty , who was active for two games for the Ravens in 2007, was found dead Tuesday in Lake County, Michigan, according to multiple reports . Finnerty, 30, was last heard from Sunday night while he was fishing in the Bray Creek area of the Baldwin River. According to reports, his body was found at the Bray Creek State Forest Campground, close to where his boat had been recovered earlier in the serach....
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By Jeff Zrebiec | April 18, 2012
The Ravens routinely work out free agents even if there is no definitive interest or positional need, but it certainly isn't a regular occurrence for a player once considered their franchise quarterback to return to the team's facility and audition for a job. That will happen Thursday as Kyle Boller, a former first-round pick who was a lightning rod for fan discontent during his five-seasons as a Ravens' quarterback, will be one of three veteran...
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By Jeff Zrebiec | April 19, 2012
The Ravens decided against a reunion with Kyle Boller, but they will reunite Curtis Painter with Jim Caldwell. After a free-agent quarterback workout today that also featured Boller and Dennis Dixon, the Ravens have agreed to a one-year deal with Painter, who started eight games last year for an Indianapolis Colts team that was without Peyton Manning. Caldwell, now the Ravens' quarterbacks coach, was Painter's head coach for the previous three seasons in Indianapolis. In his career, Painter, 26, has appeared in 11 games, all but two of them coming this past season.
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By KATIE CARRERA | August 2, 2006
Quarterback Kyle Boller started nine games for the Ravens in 2005, in which they went 4-5. During that time, the 2003 first-round draft pick had a career-high 58.4 percent completion rate. What's the weirdest thing you've ever signed at training camp? Somebody had me sign a Snapple bottle, peach Snapple. Who was your football idol growing up? People around here don't like me to say, but John Elway. I was a big Denver fan and I just liked the way he threw the ball down the field. Do you have any pets, and what are their names?
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By MIKE PRESTON | August 8, 2008
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - For almost a half, Kyle Boller almost turned me into a believer. I was about to forgive him for his five previous years of bad football. I was going to forgive him for his fumble nearly midway through the first quarter and give praise to new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron for possibly turning Boller around in a short time. And then reality set in. With 6 minutes, 38 seconds left in the first half, Boller didn't see New England Patriots linebacker Shawn Crable, who stepped in front of intended receiver Adam Bergen and picked off the pass.
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | September 8, 2005
To feel the full effect of the Ravens' offensive makeover, it's best to look at it from Kyle Boller's perspective from last year to this one. The wide receiver to his right has gone from a former quarterback out of Grambling (Randy Hymes) to a 90-plus-catch Pro Bowl performer (Derrick Mason). His teammate in the slot has gone from a possession receiver (Kevin Johnson) to a potential playmaker (Mark Clayton). His tight end has gone from a former probation officer (Darnell Dinkins) to an elite target (Todd Heap)
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By JOHN WOESTENDIEK and JOHN WOESTENDIEK,SUN REPORTER | December 19, 2005
Whether it is a pre-shrunk Kyle Boller we see tonight, we may never know - that, after all, is confidential. But if head coach Brian Billick did have Boller spend some time with the team psychologist or psychiatrist (the Ravens have both), and if it worked, a more composed and confident quarterback should take the field against the Green Bay Packers tonight. Billick's prescription of therapy - mentioned as a "possibility" after Boller's dismal performance in Denver last Sunday - might conjure images of the young Ravens quarterback on the couch, recalling childhood traumas, but a session with the team shrink (and most teams have one these days)
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2013
A - All-Pro: Ray Lewis was named a first or second-team All-Pro 10 times, tied with Lawrence Taylor for tops among linebackers. B - Boller: Some say Lewis would have won more Super Bowl s in the 2000s if not for poor QB play from guys like Kyle Boller. C - Canton: Lewis is considered a lock to get a bronze bust in Canton and could be enshrined in the Hall of Fame as soon as 2018. D - Deer antler spray: Lewis was dogged with questions about PEDs in deer antler spray leading up to his Super Bowl sendoff.
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By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2012
Forty-five yards from paydirt, trailing by two points and with time running out, the Ravens seemed doomed. Twenty seconds remained when quarterback Kyle Boller took the snap, eluded a Houston Texans' blitz and fired 10 yards downfield. The rookie caught it, chest-high. Then Mark Clayton reversed course and, hugging the sideline, raced toward the end zone before being bumped out of bounds at the 10. Matt Stover kicked the field goal and the Ravens won, 16-15. That 2005 victory still resonates with Clayton, who had seven receptions - none bigger than the last.
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The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2012
Kyle Boller apparently prefers life with a beauty queen to being smacked around by 300-pound defensive linemen. One day after signing with the San Diego Chargers, the former Ravens quarterback has reportedly retired, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune. He's just 31 years old, but after eight seasons Boller has had enough. He played with the Ravens, Rams and Raiders. He was selected by the Ravens in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft as the 19th overall pick.
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April 19, 2012
When I got home last night, I didn't know if my chills were coming from having stood out in the rain coaching lacrosse for two hours, or hearing the news that Kyle Boller might return as the Ravens backup quarterback . Oh gosh, "My Man" Kyle Boller back in town. If you felt a rumbling sound around town last night, it wasn't an earthquake; it was me break-dancing about "My Man" Kyle Boller's possible return. At first, I didn't believe the Ravens were serious and I still don't.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | April 19, 2012
The Ravens decided against a reunion with Kyle Boller, but they will reunite Curtis Painter with Jim Caldwell. After a free-agent quarterback workout today that also featured Boller and Dennis Dixon, the Ravens have agreed to a one-year deal with Painter, who started eight games last year for an Indianapolis Colts team that was without Peyton Manning. Caldwell, now the Ravens' quarterbacks coach, was Painter's head coach for the previous three seasons in Indianapolis. In his career, Painter, 26, has appeared in 11 games, all but two of them coming this past season.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | April 18, 2012
The Ravens routinely work out free agents even if there is no definitive interest or positional need, but it certainly isn't a regular occurrence for a player once considered their franchise quarterback to return to the team's facility and audition for a job. That will happen Thursday as Kyle Boller, a former first-round pick who was a lightning rod for fan discontent during his five-seasons as a Ravens' quarterback, will be one of three veteran...
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | September 4, 2003
It's time for another leap of faith. Four years after asking fans to take a disastrous jump with Scott Mitchell, Ravens coach Brian Billick is starting a new quarterback era with the same, old, controversial flair. He is handing the keys to a potential playoff vehicle to rookie quarterback Kyle Boller when all the warning signs tell him otherwise. History says Billick is wrong. Popular opinion says he's foolish. Even his own track record says to reconsider. The safe bet would be to go with little-used veteran Chris Redman and bring his first-round pick along slowly.
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By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,SUN STAFF | September 4, 2003
It was at the NFL Films studios in Mount Laurel, N.J., last spring that Carson Palmer gained critical insight into the quantum leap he was preparing to make. In a pre-draft session with former NFL quarterback and noted film maven Ron Jaworski, Palmer caught his first glimpse of nuances that will soon determine his own quarterbacking fate. "It was an eye-opener," Palmer would say months later. "My agent wanted me to go out and meet with [Jaworski] to get a taste of what the NFL looked like through an NFL quarterback's eyes.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2012
At some point in next week's NFL draft, the Ravens will get the itch. It's usually a good itch, and few teams, if any, have been as successful at scratching it as they have been the past two decades. That's why during the draft it has become a question of when, not if, the Ravens will swap one of their picks. They have made at least one trade in each of the past 10 drafts and 14 of 16 overall. Their preference has been to trade down, but they can be aggressive when trying to secure a player they believe is special.
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By Matt Vensel | April 12, 2012
Former Ravens coach Brian Billick will be forever linked to Kyle Boller. When Billick was in Baltimore, the Ravens traded a future first-round pick for the right to draft the California quarterback 18th overall in 2003. Boller never lived up to the hype, but at the time the Ravens were convinced that Boller would be very successful. According to Billick, though, Boller wasn't the best college quarterback prospect he saw in his time here. That would be JaMarcus Russell, the No. 1 overall pick in 2007 and one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history.
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