For some reason, the bulk of the Ravens-themed calls I've heard on sports talk radio stations the last two days have centered around quarterbacks Joe Flacco and Marc Bulger.
Some fans are under the impression that Saturday's preseason game against the Redskins, in which Flacco went a pedestrian 9-of-16 for 72 yards while Bulger posted an impressive line of 13-for-16 for 130 yards, is an indication that the veteran Bulger should be the Ravens' starting quarterback.
Seriously, folks? Are we that desperate for things to talk about?
Flacco didn't leave one of his star receivers out to dry a la Matt Leinart. He didn't throw five interceptions a la Jake Delhomme. And he didn't run the wrong way with the ball a la Jim Marshall.
The third-year quarterback had a bit of a shaky outing against a defense that finished the 2009 season ranked 10th in the league. That's all.
Yes, Bulger looked great on Saturday. There's no doubt about that.
He completed eight passes in a row at one point, led the Ravens to scores on two of the three drives he orchestrated, and was one of the stars of the game. But Bulger was brought here to provide insurance for Flacco, not compete with him.
Flacco is the starter and will continue to be the starter unless he gets hurt, takes a gigantic step backwards in his development, toilet papers GM Ozzie Newsome's car, or decides he's going to pull a Glen Coffee.
His preseason performance won't do anything to change that, nor will Bulger's.