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Marc Bulger retires

Posted on: August 3, 2011 8:34 am
Edited on: August 3, 2011 11:46 am
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Posted by Ryan Wilson

Marc Bulger was one of the veterans often mentioned in recent months as possibly landing with a quarterback-needy team to serve as the bridge to the young franchise QB-in-waiting. Instead, after a nine-year NFL career, Bulger has decided to retire.

A league source says Bulger received offers from other teams but chose not to pursue them.

Bulger, 34, played collegiately at West Virginia, and was a sixth-round pick of the Saints in the 2000 NFL Draft. He spent eight years in St. Louis, and in 2002, he replaced an injured Jamie Martin (who had replaced an injured Kurt Warner) and led the 0-5 Rams to six straight wins. A year later, St. Louis was 12-4 with Bulger under center. He started 15 times in 2004, performing well enough that the team released Warner that offseason.

Bulger played in St. Louis until 2009 before serving as Joe Flacco's backup in Baltimore last season.

In June, Warner indicated that Bulger might be happy as a backup given the beating he took in St. Louis as a starter. Warner added that “he can just enjoy life and not have to worry about the pressure of being an NFL starter and everything that goes with it."

Warner made it clear that he wasn't being critical of Bulger, just assessing the situation as he saw it. Turns out, he wasn't far off. But it appears Bulger took it a step further. Instead of settling for a backup gig, he decided to hang it up altogether.

Bulger ends his career with 22,814 passing yards, 93 touchdowns and was twice named to the Pro Bowl.

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Comments

Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 10:15 am
 

Marc Bulger retires

What did RamFan4Ever say this morning when he rolled out of bed?  "Hey Marc, how did you sleep?"  



Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 10:11 am
 

Marc Bulger retires

When he had an offensive line, he was as good as anybody. Then he lost his O-line, and his weapons, and of course nobody can do good when that happens. He fell into a bum situation in St. Louis, when he could have really done something with another team. None of his skills have diminished, as I saw how well he played in preseason for Baltimore. He was still a very accurate passer when given a little bit of time. He could have been great, but needed a team to help him reach that. Unfortunately, the Rams were just in a declining mode at that point. Marc, I respect you more than others think you deserve, but you stuck it out and I admire that. Good show man.



Since: Apr 1, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 10:00 am
 

Marc Bulger retires

Damn. I was about to take him as my 1st round Fantasy league draft pick.




Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: August 3, 2011 9:50 am
 

Marc Bulger retires

This just in... my wife's birthday is today.  Just thought I'd provide you with additional information for which you care nothing about.  



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 9:44 am
 

Marc Bulger retires

Marc Bulger had his hay day, but now his skills are in decline.  He's not the same QB that led the Rams during their better years.  I think its a good call if he doesn't think he has it left in the tank or doesn't get much from mentoring.  Good career Bulger.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 3, 2011 9:44 am
 

Marc Bulger retires

yawn!!!



Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posted on: August 3, 2011 9:20 am
 

Marc Bulger retires

Now who's left? Jake Delhomme.



Since: Jan 7, 2007
Posted on: August 3, 2011 9:13 am
 

Marc Bulger retires

That sucks.


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