Boller remains work in progress

PHILADELPHIA -- Remember all those stories about Kyle Boller that preceded the 2003 draft, the tales which suggested that the then-University of California quarterback could, from his knees, rifle a football 50 yards and through the goal post at the far end of the stadium?

Well, there were times during his largely forgettable rookie campaign when Baltimore Ravens coaches and team officials might have recalled that parable and found themselves wishing Boller would try playing the position while genuflecting.

The results, after all, might not have been any worse as the Ravens limped through the year with a miserable passing game that might best be described as a fling and a prayer.