Ravens: Matt Schaub is looking a lot like Kyle Boller
By Brett Foote
Aug 22, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Matt Schaub (8) breaks a tackle attempt by Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Brad Jones (52) during the first half at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
John Harbaugh has consistently defended his #2 quarterback, Matt Schaub, throughout the offseason. The Ravens certainly don’t seem to have any intentions of rolling through the 2015 season with anyone other than Schaub holding the clipboard. But his play has to be raising some concerns.
Schaub hit a new low for the Ravens in Saturday night’s preseason loss to the Redskins, absorbing 3 sacks, tossing another interception, fumbling once, and finishing with a horrid quarterback rating of 10.7. His passing was errant and inaccurate, and his decision making has been questionable.
None of this should surprise fans, who have watched Schaub go from being a Pro Bowler to losing the Raiders’ 2014 quarterback competition after he played his way out of Houston. It might be a little harsh, but ESPN’s Jamison Hensley made the inevitable comparison to a former Ravens QB – Kyle Boller.
What is perhaps even more concerning is Schaub’s deflection of blame following his latest implosion on the field.
With a guaranteed $2 million dollar salary on the books for 2015, Matt Schaub obviously isn’t going anywhere, and the Ravens are unlikely to find anything better regardless. Third stringer Bryn Renner played a little bit better against the Redskins’ deep reserves, but not by much.
These days, few NFL teams (arguably none) have an optimal backup quarterback situation, and most would see their season go in the tank if their starter suffered a serious injury. For the Ravens, we can almost be certain that would be the case.
Here’s the rest of the hottest Ravens news and notes floating around the web.
Matt Schaub does best Kyle Boller impersonation for Ravens – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
John Harbaugh not ready to give Ravens’ returner job to Asa Jackson – Jamison Hensley, ESPN
Rookie running back Buck Allen didn’t win points with fumble – Clifton Brown, CSN Baltimore
Beyond Smith, Flacco taking a leap of faith through air entering 2015 – Luke Jones, WNST
Ravens rookie WR Daniel Brown’s work ethic makes underdog a standout – Turron Davenport, The Baltimore Times
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