St. Louis quarterback aloud one hiccup

Marc Bulger has been nothing short of a top-notch passer since taking over for an injured Kurt Warner.

Updated: November 13, 2003, 11:44 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
It's virtually impossible for a two-time MVP not to have his share of fans. Especially when his a rags-to-riches story includes bagging groceries and doing other odd jobs while awaiting a chance to prove he could play in the NFL. Add the best three-year statistical stretch ever by a quarterback, and it's no wonder that Kurt Warner has a legion of devoted fans.

So a good percentage of Rams Nation was just waiting for coach Mike Martz to pull the plug on a struggling Marc Bulger Sunday night against the Baltimore Ravens. The Rams scored 33 points, but as a whole the offense accounted for only 121 yards of total offense and Bulger had a career-low 29.3 passer rating. To put that in perspective, Ravens quarterback Chris Redman was actually demoted after his poor performance, and he had a rating of 31.2.

Marc Bulger
Marc Bulger remains the best option for the Rams.
However, Bulger's benching never came. Coach Mike Martz did admit that he considered bringing in Warner, but instead decided to let his starter work through his problems. But if Bulger struggles against the Chicago Bears this weekend, the calls for Warner will grow louder. Already, Bulger has taken hits from some analysts who think the Warner-era should be resurrected.

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