|Boller gets nod to start Ravens' preseason opener|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 05 August 2008 05:43|
Boller is competing against Troy Smith and rookie Joe Flacco to start the regular-season opener.
Coach John Harbaugh said Boller was chosen open against the Patriots on Thursday because of his experience. Boller, a six-year veteran, has started 42 NFL games. Smith has two career starts, both as a rookie last year.
Harbaugh called the decision ``a nod to experience and seniority.''
Harbaugh said Boller will play much of the first half against New England, and Smith and Flacco would likely see equal time thereafter.