Losman given the ball

ROB LONGLEY -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 10:16 AM ET

While Kelly Holcomb's head has yet to clear, apparently Buffalo Bills coach Mike Mularkey got his together.

Mularkey yesterday confirmed that J.P. Losman will get the call to start at quarterback for tomorrow's game against the San Diego Chargers.

Losman came on in relief of Holcomb, who suffered a concussion, in last week's home game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite Losman's impressive showing though, Mularkey has waffled on whether he would get the start against the Bolts.

It will be a homecoming of sorts for Losman, who is from Southern California and has 450 family and friends planning to attend the game.

"I would love to go out and perform in front of the family members and for our team to get a victory," Losman said yesterday. "But I just can't let it be a distraction.

"I have a business task at hand to accomplish."

The Bills (4-5) have yet to win on the road, but are just a game out of first place in the AFC East. Losman was the starter for the first four games of the season, but was replaced by Holcomb after the team struggled to a 1-3 start.

SHARPE TALK

The list of targets is getting longer with every Baltimore Ravens loss.

This week, quarterback Kyle Boller took some broadside verbal shots from ESPN analyst Shannon Sharpe.

"I'm convinced that Kyle Boller can't play," Sharpe said following the Ravens' 30-3 loss to the Jaguars. "I have seen nothing in his mechanics. I've seen nothing in his ability. I've seen nothing that would indicate to me that you can build a franchise around this guy.

"Here's the thing: Kyle Boller plays just good enough to get him cut and you fired, which is a lose-lose situation."

Boller, who was the Ravens' first-round pick in 2003 but has yet to establish himself as a legit starter, shrugged off the comments.

"Shannon Sharpe, come on man, what he has to say means nothing to me," Boller said. "I know what mistakes I made. Obviously, he wants to point it out. It's pretty easy sitting behind a chair and saying this, saying that. I've got my teammates behind me. I need to listen to those people. It doesn't matter what Shannon Sharpe says."


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