ESPN's broadcast crew questioned Ravens quarterback Marc Bulger's passion to play the game.
Play-by-play guy Mike Tirico called Bulger a “defeated guy” after enduring a 5-30 record as a starter with the St. Louis Rams. Color analyst and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski described the meeting with Bulger.
“We walked into that meeting, and it was like, ‘I’m not sure I want to play; I’m not sure I’ll be here next year,’ ” Jaworski recalled. “I just didn't see the passion, the enthusiasm you have to play at this level, to work at it week in, week out. Maybe he’ll get it back.”
Both Jaworski and Gruden predicted Troy Simth to emerge as the #2 QB behind Joe Flacco.