Boller's emergence strengthens Ravens

The Ravens' increased confidence in QB Kyle Boller should pay off come playoff time.

Originally Published: November 26, 2004
By Ron Jaworski | ESPN Insider
Editor's Note: ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski opens up the film vault to analyze Ravens QB Kyle Boller.

It's been fun watching Baltimore Ravens QB Kyle Boller justify his selection as a first-round pick over the past few weeks. The Ravens' coaching staff has finally seen fit to trust him with this offense and has expanded the playbook. As I noted in a previous column, Boller was saddled not only by his poor play but also by the staff's inability to trust his judgment.

That seems to have changed as of late as the staff is now giving him the opportunity to make plays. Boller's second-half performance last week against the Cowboys is a good example of their confidence in his abilities.

Ron Jaworski

NFL analyst / writer
Ron Jaworski is one of the most popular and knowledgeable analysts covering the NFL today. Since joining ESPN in 1990, the former standout NFL quarterback has covered the league from virtually every angle -- sideline reporter, game-site reporter, host and both studio and game analyst. From 2007-11, Jaworski occupied one of the most coveted positions in sports as a Monday Night Football analyst.