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Rams release Marc Bulger

M. Bulger2.jpg‘Tis the season for unloading expensive veteran quarterbacks.

The Rams announced the release of quarterback Marc Bulger Monday on his 33rd birthday, ending an eight-year run with the team that began brilliantly but fell apart the last three seasons.

The decline of the Rams’ franchise can be traced in Bulger’s W/L loss record.  His first three years he went 26-10 in starts.  His last three years: 5-32.

Bulger was scheduled to make $8.5 million in 2010 and was never expected to remain with the team.  We’re trying to figure out why they dumped him now instead of one week ago or after the draft.  (UPDATE:  Duh.  Mort writes that Bulger was on Washington’s radar and his presence kept St. Louis’ options for trading down open.)

Arizona was believed to have interest in Bulger previously, but appear fully stocked at quarterback now.  Chicago makes a lot of sense as a destination.

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  1. Midway Monster says: Apr 5, 2010 3:51 PM

    Here is the back up you have been waiting for Chicago.

  2. heartstl says: Apr 5, 2010 3:52 PM

    today is marc’s birthday, that’s why

  3. Abqpacker says: Apr 5, 2010 3:52 PM

    Becuase they’re the Rams!

  4. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Apr 5, 2010 3:53 PM

    Don’t go to the Panthers, Marc.

  5. Emoney says: Apr 5, 2010 3:53 PM

    Well that pretty much sums up who the first overall pick will be this year.

  6. no14mike says: Apr 5, 2010 3:54 PM

    Jason Campbell? Sam Bradford? Both?

  7. jasncondit says: Apr 5, 2010 3:55 PM

    Because they just shipped Donovan McNabb and Haynesworth to St. Louis for their #1 pick.

  8. Mooch says: Apr 5, 2010 3:55 PM

    Why do the St. Louis fans hate Bulger?
    They ran him, and every other star QB, out of town.
    They did the same with Warner.
    They never appreciated them.
    Be careful what you wish for, it could be worse.
    He won a lot of games for you, and you are gonna roll the dice with an unproven QB!?!?!?!
    These classy QB’s are better off without this fan base that hates them.
    See how easy it is?

  9. nfcbeast says: Apr 5, 2010 3:56 PM

    well this is just the Rams trying to make waves in a white capped ocean… one cares.
    Bulger will prob go to Cleveland, Seattle, Buffalo or maybe even San Fran…He’s gonna get picked up.

  10. Tre-nitty says: Apr 5, 2010 3:56 PM

    Bulged wasn’t the problem but he will go to buffalo. He’ll be a backup but if he gets a chance and a line blocks for, he’s deadly.

  11. chem says: Apr 5, 2010 3:56 PM

    Hey Rosenthal, I know why: because the Rams are incompetent

  12. CapsLockKey says: Apr 5, 2010 3:57 PM

    “We’re trying to figure out why they dumped him now instead of one week ago or after the draft.”
    I’m sure it had absolutely nothing to do with the timing of Sam Bradford’s pro-day or a Donovan McNabb trade.

  13. BleedGreen says: Apr 5, 2010 3:57 PM

    he’d be a good pick up for a team as a very solid #2, or even a starter in places like oakland or buffalo if he’s truly healthy.

  14. John El Way says: Apr 5, 2010 3:58 PM

    Send him to the Redskins

  15. RuggSkins says: Apr 5, 2010 4:01 PM

    “We’re trying to figure out why they dumped him now instead of one week ago or after the draft.”
    Release him now so the Skins have a harder time dealing Campbell. Perhaps the Rams were counting on trading 1st round Draft places with the Skins… but now the Skins don’t need to!

  16. BaltimoreRavens says: Apr 5, 2010 4:01 PM

    can you say Sam Bradford?

  17. Get A Job says: Apr 5, 2010 4:03 PM

    Stay Classy St Louis!

  18. joetoronto says: Apr 5, 2010 4:05 PM

    jasncondit says: April 5, 2010 3:55 PM
    Because they just shipped Donovan McNabb and Haynesworth to St. Louis for their #1 pick.

  19. prinzcharlez says: Apr 5, 2010 4:05 PM

    I agree with Emoney, we now know who the overall #1 Draft pick for 2010 will be QB Sam Bradford, poor kid gong to get beat up with no O-line to protect him…..LOL. I can’t wait for the upcoming football season.

  20. Coach Stram says: Apr 5, 2010 4:06 PM

    Classless move by an organization that is losing the faith of thier local fanbase.
    Very good point about the timing.
    This honemoon with Bradford and Rams leadership will have a VERY short shelflife. If I were Bradford, I’d avoid this mess at all costs.

  21. azdetroitfan says: Apr 5, 2010 4:06 PM

    The timing of this really is strange. Bradford is scheduled to throw for them later in the week right?
    There is no way the Hams waited until his birthday to do this. Dropping Bulger isnt something they need to do to clear room for the rediculious trade rumor suggested by jasncondit above.
    this is just weird

  22. goJags says: Apr 5, 2010 4:08 PM

    Then it should be gimme as who the Rams would pick in the draft.

  23. birdmancometh says: Apr 5, 2010 4:09 PM

    Maybe because they really were involved in McNabb talks.

  24. internettoughguy says: Apr 5, 2010 4:10 PM

    And the A.J Feely era begins in St. louis

  25. atwood says: Apr 5, 2010 4:10 PM

    I hope St Louis targets Jason Campbell and passes on Bradford. Their OL isnt ready for the pressure of the #1 pick of a QB.

  26. Piro says: Apr 5, 2010 4:11 PM

    As long as he’s cheap, Chicago should jump on him. He knows Martz and should be fine for a few games if Cutler gets dinged.

  27. Mimi Taro says: Apr 5, 2010 4:12 PM

    Because they just shipped Donovan McNabb and Haynesworth to St. Louis for their #1 pick.

    Why would they ship Haynesworth, their 1st and also Mcnabb (who was a 2nd) to move up 3 spots?
    Haynesworth, a 1st, a 2nd, and a 3rd/4th next year to move up 3 spots? Doubt it.

  28. NinerNation says: Apr 5, 2010 4:14 PM

    Why not the Raiders? Bulger is a clear upgrade over any QB on their roster…and Oakland has been looking at guys like Sage Rosenfels….Oakland would be a perfect fit for him.

  29. David says: Apr 5, 2010 4:14 PM

    Why wouldn’t they keep him until Bradford signed? Unless they do not plan on signing a QB, they really hurt their pimp hand by doing this

  30. johnny1979 says: Apr 5, 2010 4:15 PM

    Future backup QB with the NY JETS

  31. Citizen Strange says: Apr 5, 2010 4:15 PM

    He should come back and play for his boyhood hometown team.

  32. The Curse of Bobby Layne Part 2 says: Apr 5, 2010 4:17 PM

    O.k., so you’re going with Sam Bradford……
    Being a Lions fan, and having learned from numerous failures on how to bring a rookie quarterback along, such as our current situation with “The Contract”, I think it was a bad idea to release Bulger.
    You should have kept him, sit him down and said “Look, you’ve been very important to the success we’ve had here in the past. The future is with a rookie QB that we’re taking with the first pick. we want you to be the guy to help teach him how to be even more successful than you’ve been!”
    Who’s going to teach him now?

  33. Ravenmaniac says: Apr 5, 2010 4:19 PM

    At leaast they still have Kyle Boller….

  34. CaptainFantastik says: Apr 5, 2010 4:20 PM

    If Kurt Warner weren’t such a class act he’d be laughing his ass off right now.

  35. rea725 says: Apr 5, 2010 4:28 PM

    He’s too good of a citizen to play for the Steelers. Poor Marc doesn’t have the rap sheet.

  36. chem says: Apr 5, 2010 4:28 PM

    Bradford is used to getting beat up once a year when he played Texas, now he will just have to get used to it during a full NFL season.
    In other words: AJ Feely get warmed up, you’re getting some playtime this year!

  37. BigOx says: Apr 5, 2010 4:28 PM

    At least they still have Kyle Boller….

  38. jjaho says: Apr 5, 2010 4:37 PM

    GOOD now the rams have to take a young stud like bradford and lions can take suh!

  39. VoxVagina says: Apr 5, 2010 4:40 PM

    I actually would really like him for the Eagles for insurance if/when the Kolb disaster finally hits

  40. Slow Joe says: Apr 5, 2010 4:40 PM

    The Cards are F’ing stupid if they don’t sign him. He’d start over Glam-boy and do what Kurt Warner had been doing the last few years.

  41. It puts the lotion on the skin says: Apr 5, 2010 4:44 PM

    I never understood the fascination with Bulger anyways??? He sucks, and he’s fragile

  42. 8man says: Apr 5, 2010 4:45 PM

    This guy still has something. He’ll find a home. Just not a big paycheck.
    Money, money, money. It why anyone does anything in this league.

  43. DINO says: Apr 5, 2010 4:48 PM

    just think if they offer Bulger for a 3rd or less…. would the Skins have picked him up?

  44. boltmancraft says: Apr 5, 2010 4:50 PM

    Arizona should sign this guy NOW…before other teams start sniffing around.

  45. orangeandbrown85 says: Apr 5, 2010 4:50 PM

    Guys. Guys ….GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey…yeah OVER HERE! It’s the RAMS! FYI, WE”RE GONNA DRAFT SAM BRADFORD! Yeah…SAM BRADOFRD! Yeah, that’s right, the kid from Oklahoma. JUST MAKING SURE YOU ALL KNEW!

  46. realitypolice says: Apr 5, 2010 4:51 PM

    Mimi Taro says:

    Why would they ship Haynesworth, their 1st and also Mcnabb (who was a 2nd) to move up 3 spots?
    Haynesworth, a 1st, a 2nd, and a 3rd/4th next year to move up 3 spots? Doubt it.
    There’s one in every crowd. It may not be April 1st, but the fools are still out.

  47. jibfest says: Apr 5, 2010 4:51 PM

    The Rams are horrible and I feel like they are kind of blaming it on Bulger. Dude is a good QB, if you can keep him upright. Get ready Sam Bradford, ready to count the ceiling panels in St. Louis.

  48. superbowl says: Apr 5, 2010 4:55 PM

    Brett Favre is the NEXT RAM!!!

  49. Mattchew182 says: Apr 5, 2010 5:00 PM

    He’s lost his confidence and at 33 appears to be done. He will end up in Chicago because it’s a system he knows and they will offer him competitive money for a vet backup cause that’s all he is at this point in his career. In hindsight they never should have gotten rid of Kurt Warner.

  50. heartstl says: Apr 5, 2010 5:09 PM

    Bulger’s wife just had a baby yesterday. Maybe that’s why.

  51. shannscott2000 says: Apr 5, 2010 5:10 PM

    Wouldn’t it be crazy if he ended up being the started for Arizona?

  52. SontagCup says: Apr 5, 2010 5:18 PM

    Bulger is nervous in the pocket and most importantly – he’s not a leader. He doesn’t inspire players and shows no confidence – and he’s terribly slow. On a practice field with perfect conditions and no pass rush, he can still deliver a ball. Otherwise, he’s a shell-shocked waste of a quarterback and a bad guy in the locker room.

  53. Mark0226 says: Apr 5, 2010 5:23 PM

    Saints to replace Brunell

  54. BenRapistberger says: Apr 5, 2010 5:50 PM

    I’d be shocked if he isn’t in Chicago.

  55. palewook says: Apr 5, 2010 5:54 PM

    figured they’d wait until after the draft. guess it means the rams are drafting a qb.

  56. Mooch says: Apr 5, 2010 6:01 PM

    jibfest – it’s the fans, they don’t appreciate Bulger. The team has nothing to do with releasing him. It’s all on the ‘bad’ and ‘negative’ fans.

  57. VonClausewitz says: Apr 5, 2010 6:45 PM

    He’s going to Chicago. He knows Martz’s system, he could help Cutler adapt to it, and maybe he gets enough exposure to make another run as a starter. Or not and he stays comfortable. It’s a perfect fit.

  58. SeeUInTheSuperbowl says: Apr 5, 2010 6:46 PM

    You guys don’t even have your “BULGE” anymore. What a sorry ass franchise.

  59. dave says: Apr 5, 2010 6:48 PM

    Maybe they are doing the right thing by Bulger by cutting him as soon as possible so he can shop himself to other teams rather than waiting for the draft when he has less choices. Most guys would rather be cut sooner rather than later if they know its gonna happen anyway.

  60. Mooch says: Apr 5, 2010 7:12 PM

    You also hated Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce and Marshall Faulk.
    So none of this should come as any surprise. You people don’t appreciate any of your stars.

  61. Ab2201 says: Apr 5, 2010 7:26 PM

    Sam Bradford will have another shoulder injury!

  62. philflake says: Apr 5, 2010 10:45 PM

    Bulger was never a good leader!!! Yeah had Oline problems but always quiet and laid back!! Never a good leader as a starting QB needs to be!!!

  63. philflake says: Apr 5, 2010 10:54 PM

    No one hated Holt, Bruce or Faulk. All good players have their times to go!!! Faulk retired!!! Get your facts straight!!! Stills loves St.Louis. Bruce OMG!! It was time for him to retire!!! Holt. He did great last season right??? Get real!!!!

  64. Ray says: Apr 6, 2010 2:01 AM

    As a RAMS fan, I have mixed emotions here on this one. It was time for Marc to go, but it wasn’t all his fault. As bad as our line was, it wouldn’t have made a difference who the QB was. Good luck in your future endeavors, Marc.

  65. Mooch says: Apr 6, 2010 7:54 AM

    If you didn’t hate Holt, Bruce, and Faulk…then why didn’t they finish their careers as Rams?
    The only explanation is that the fan base hated and under-appreciated them? They deserved better that such a rotten fan base.
    Oh, and you hated Kurt Warner and Orlando Pace as well.
    Bruce deserved to determine when he was done playing, not the hater fan base.

  66. Stork says: Apr 6, 2010 10:17 AM

    Bulger had lead feet, whoever picks him up I hope they have no designs on having him MOVE. The guy could’nt move out of the pocket if his life depended on it

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