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In Week 1 there was uncertainty (sort of) of who would start at QB against the Vikings because the head coach didn’t want to make his decision knowledge. As expected, Brady Quinn wound up starting under center instead of Derek Anderson.
This week against the Rams, there is once again some uncertainty over who will start at QB for the Vikings opponent. But instead of it being because of a coach’s decision, this uncertainty is the product of injury.
Regular starter Marc Bulger was knocked out of Week 3’s game against Green Bay because of a right shoulder injury. He didn’t start in Week 4 and this week he’s been limited in practice. Bulger is listed as probable questionable on the injury report, which means there’s a “virtual certainty” 50% that he’ll play.
If Bulger can’t go, or is designated as the #2 QB, his replacement will be Kyle Boller, who got the start last week in Bulger’s absence. Boller spent the first 5 years of his career in Baltimore but joined the Rams this past offseason.
Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress didn’t sound too concerned, from a preparation standpoint, over who would wind up with the start between Boller and Bulger.
“I think they are playing in a system,” Childress said Friday after practice. “I don’t think that they will do anything differently with one that than they will do with the other. Both of them had to start at the same spot to learn that system. I don’t think Boller had the background in the system, and I know that Bulger did not. So they both started at the same spot. So I guess the only difference would be the reps that they took throughout (training camp).”
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