Heading into Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Ravens have started two quarterbacks, Matt Schaub and Jimmy Clausen, in the past three weeks, and a third, Ryan Mallett, could get an opportunity before season's end.
Matt Schaub will be the Ravens starting quarterback following Joe Flacco's season-ending knee injury. Schaub was a Pro Bowl performer with the Houston Texans, but his career has been on steady decline in recent years.
Top league officials might ignore some of the issues because the NFL is a money-making monster gobbling up billions every year, but the on-the-field product has dropped in quality. A lot of games have lost appeal. Officiating has been horrendous and seems to get worse every week. Injuries continue to mount, especially to star players who are disappearing as fast as the fundamentals.
Admittedly, it was tough to watch the Ravens get undressed on national television Sunday night, but that ugly loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers -- much of it self-administered -- was not a symptom of some irreparable flaw in the team or the organization.
The vacation was a long time coming, a much-needed respite after a difficult couple of months. But not long after Gary and Rhonda Kubiak arrived at their destination, they were interrupted by the buzz of Gary's phone.
Now, the Baltimore native has the job of his dreams. He officially became an NFL football player Friday night when he was drafted by the Cleveland Browns, trading up with the San Francisco 49ers to select him 94th overall.