Interim head coach Jim Haslett hinted that he would put Bulger back in the starting role of quarterback, but said he wanted to talk with his coordinators and key players first.
Instead of asking for input, I’m sure the Rams’ new head coach probably went up to his coordinator and players and said "you know, I’m thinking we probably need to put Marc back in at quarterback, you agree?"
Of course, who wouldn’t? Clearly, Scott Linehan starting Trent Green was just a way of trying some last ditch effort to keep his job and it was a move that prompted a lot of internal head shaking and running back Stephen Jackson going on his radio show last week in St. Louis, outwardly saying that was a bad move.
While I tend to think Haslett overstates Bulger as a player by saying, "I think Marc’s a heck of a football player. I think he’s one of the top quarterbacks that’s played. If you look at his numbers over the years he’s in the upper echelon of quarterbacks," it certainly is the best move to put Bulger back out there.
When given the weapons, Bulger can compete with the best of them, when given time to pass, he can make plays. It would just be a matter of time before Green goes down with that porous offensive line, so you go back to Bulger (who by the way their paying over $60 million) and let him get a better handle of Al Saunders offense.
Bulger being the professional he is, kept his mouth shut saying there was no need for him to spout off in the media to cause further distractions. Plus I’m sure he figured this would be a one or two week demotion until Linehan got canned.