For those who were convinced that Tim Rattay was the answer for
a struggling Jeff Garcia, Sunday was an awakening of sorts.
Aside from a
pretty 24-yard touchdown pass to Terrell Owens, he looked bad. He was sacked
four times and it became obvious that unless he's getting excellent
protection he's going to have problems completing passes. In a hostile
environment on the road and under a substantial rush, Rattay completed under
50 percent of his passes.
That performance, combined with the improving health of Garcia,
means that could've been Rattay's last start of the season. Coach Dennis Erickson
announced Monday that if Garcia is healthy enough to play, he'll get the
nod against the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday.
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