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How will Boller react to Harbaugh's QB call?

Quarterback Kyle Boller will rebound from head coach John Harbaugh's decision to start Troy Smith Saturday night against the Rams, but it will be difficult.

Boller has gone through this before, but he always had his former coach, Brian Billick, in his corner. It's different now with Harbaugh. It kind of reminds me of Boller's rookie season when he replaced Chris Redman as the starting quarterback. Redman outplayed Boller in training camp, but Boller was Billick's guy and Billick went with him.

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Boller has outperformed Smith, but Harbaugh knows that Smith may have a higher upside. Smith is also a favorite of general manager Ozzie Newsome. Plus, everyone knows both Boller and Smith are just holding down the job for the eventual starter, Joe Flacco.

Boller, though, is a strong competitor. His body language yesterday showed he was not happy with the announcement, but Boller has always had a fire. He showed that last week when he got smashed in the Vikings game. He always bounces back, but this one might take some time.

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