Wednesday Morning’s Crabs and Beer

August 06, 2008 | Glenn Clark

In the end, Kyle Boller HAD to be named the starter Thursday. As I’ve said before, he should have been named before now. Had John Harbaugh NOT named Boller the starter; he might as well have eliminated him from the race to be starting QB. Boller is the guy who has been here; and deserves the right to be “first man up.” However, Boller also needs to be okay with the fact that he will NOT start the next game. This IS still very much a QB competition; or as I refer to it…….”The Long Road to Flacco”.

When Drew Forrester says that people in the organization are saying Flacco is still in the picture; I am still not surprised. As I said before all of this started, everyone in the organization has had or will have to look at each other at some point this month and say “You know, Flacco is the one who looks the most like a real QB.” We all know Flacco is going to be the QB this year. It is merely a question of when they pull the trigger.

Let’s see what everyone else has to say…..

Best of Tuesday’s WNST Blogs:

Drew Forrester says Flacco could get starting call earlier than you think

Drew Forrester thinks Ravens need to re-sign 52

Chris Pika reminds offense Boller runs Thursday will be basic

Casey Willett says Terry worked without boot

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Waters dominates Angels in debut as Birds win

The Official Site provides numerical evidence of win

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Jones on DL with broken foot

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Olson faces Santana in rubber game today

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Jones injury finally gets Montanez to show

The Official Site’s Alan Friedman says Erbe, Frederick relievers combine for no-hitter on farm

Angels Official Site’s Rhett Bollinger says Halos manage just one hit off Waters in 8 innings

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Birds wanted Penn to start, not Waters

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Jones could miss rest of season

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Teixeira compared Waters to K. Rogers

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Angels’ Physioc praised Waters

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Penn pitched well on farm also

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Loewen moved to 60 day DL to make room for Waters

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says he’d stick with Sherrill as closer

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck appreciates Scott’s gamesmanship

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says ‘attrition’ factor for Birds now

The Examiner’s Sean Welsh says Birds will exercise Trembley’s option ‘next month’

The Examiner’s Jay Trucker says Scott 3-3 with a homer in win

Carroll County Times’ Josh Land says Montanez winning Eastern League Triple Crown at time of call-up

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Erbe went 6 no-hit innings for second time this season

The AP says Waters wanted to ‘pound zone’ in debut

LA Times’ Ben Bolch says Sherrill gets 31st save in win

LA Daily News’ Doug Padilla says Waters got shaving cream treatment after game

RAVENS:

The Official Site says Harbaugh picks Boller to start Thursday

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says Boller got nod due to ‘experience and seniority’

The Official Site says first O-Line to get ‘plenty of work’

The Official Site says M. Smith has long relationship with Orioles’ Jones

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says rookies excited to get on NFL field

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Boller ‘had feeling’ he’d start

The Sun’s Mike Preston says D-Line ‘amongst NFL’s best’

The Sun’s Don Markus says Rice ‘ready’ to start first NFL preseason game

The Sun’s Don Markus says T. Smith ‘continues to make plays’

The Sun says Ryan took trip to Outer Banks as part of vacation

The Sun’s Ken Murray says 56,000+ have come to see Ravens in Westminster

The Sun’s Mike Preston says Boller ‘deserved opportunity’ to start Thursday

The Sun’s Don Markus says Boller still looks a ‘bit shaky’

Aaron Wilson says Rolle finds ‘comfort’ in football after death of father

Aaron Wilson says Figurs getting plenty of work at WR

Aaron Wilson says T. Smith expected to start next preseason game

The Examiner’s Ron Snyder says Nakamura made another interception at Camp

The Examiner’s Dan Murphy says Rolle hopes to be ‘stronger’ after father’s death

The Examiner’s Dan Murphy and Ron Snyder say Boller’s playing time Thursday will be based on snap numbers

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Boller Vegas favorite to start Sept. 7

The Examiner’s Phil Macek doesn’t want Boller getting regular season job based on seniority

The AP says Boller won’t put extra pressure on himself in preseason opener

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says T. Smith, Campbell, Meggett impressing early

The Sun’s Jeff Barker says Friedgen was ‘apprehensive’ about moving Tate to safety

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Ross picked Terps over Illinois, Syracuse, etc.

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Meggett ‘caught eyes’ at practice yesterday

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Goldberg gone due to scholarship limits

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Friedgen working hard as ‘salesman’

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says commit Adams amongst ESPNU 150

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich has Terps 4th in power rankings

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich wonders how QB battle could affect Terps’ chemistry

ESPN.com’s Heather Dinich wonders if Terps should change mascot to cougar

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Friedgen happy with early camp battles (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says unofficial visit clinched commitment from Ross (must subscribe)

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says Friedgen pleased with QB’s (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Seth Hoffman says DHB ‘refining game’ (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Seth Hoffman says prospects Ankrah, Hawkins at practice (must subscribe)

NAVY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Niumatalolo wants “no excuses”

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says defense has fewer questions than offense

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Navy runs open practices

Go Mids’ David Ausiello says Bryant ‘surprised’ to be named captain

TOWSON BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Morris named assistant coach

SALISBURY FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says Gulls ranked 12th in D3 preseason poll

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

The Examiner’s Dave Carey says Healey lead turnaround for Palace heading into tonight’s match with Bermuda

REAL MARYLAND:

The Official Site’s Matthew Skinner previews Saturday’s season finale

SWIMMING:

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Phelps, Hoff amongst those ‘concerned’ about environment in facility

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg says Hoff reminds him of Wire character

The Sun’s Kevin Van Valkenburg wants Phelps to keep fu manchu

Washington Post’s Barry Svrluga says schedule won’t be problem for Phelps in Beijing

HORSE RACING:

The Sun’s Sandra McKee says MTHA won’t fund 6 Fall stakes anymore; closing Pimlico barn

The Sun’s Gadi Dechter says slots revenue could leave state

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Look, other first time starters have impressed for the Orioles before. Chris is not reaching uncharted “Waters”. (I worked on that all night). I DO think he has earned another couple starts at this level, from which they can decide if they want to invite him to big league camp. Hayden Penn should get Dennis Sarfate’s spot.

-The Orioles should NOT bring back Adam Jones if there is even a question moving forward. We saw what we needed to see from him this season. We KNOW he’s going to be special. Hopefully keeping Jay Payton in the lineup might garner some trade value before Aug. 31. Lou Montanez deserves the opportunity at the Major League level as well; as you just never know.

-If the Orioles HAVE made a decision on Dave Trembley’s future, I cannot fathom why they would wait to make the announcement. Hopefully Trembley already knows.

-The news reported by Sandra McKee this morning is staggering. Joan Moag told Drew a few weeks back that he believes horse racing needs to do a better job of presenting the product. Whatever the problem is; it is frightening to imagine how close we are to horse racing being a total afterthought in this state.

-I think what Ralph is seeing in his depth in College Park-from guys like Torrey Smith, Bruce Campbell, and Davin Meggett is a definite example of why this Maryland team will be better than expected.

Talk to you tomorrow.

-G

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