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It's not over, Anquan

Posted on: January 26, 2009 8:48 pm
 


TAMPA -- Don't you just love it when an NFL player comes to the Super Bowl, where every probing media member that covers football is in attendance, and he decides that he isn't talking about a certain controversy?
Are you serious?
Arizona Cardinals receive Anquan Boldin is the latest to play the issue-is-behind game. When the Cardinals touchdown down in Tampa Monday in preparations for Super Bowl XLIII, Boldin was one of the select few Cardinals who met the media.
Naturally, the topic of his sideline outburst with offensive coordinator Todd Haley in the NFC Championship Game would come up.
Boldin wanted no part of it.
"I answered all the questions that I was going to answer last week," Boldin said. "At this point, it’s a non-issue. We put it behind us as a team, and we are just preparing for the Super Bowl."
Sorry, Anquan. We're not putting it behind. It will stay that way until the game comes on Sunday. Even then, if the Cardinals lose, it will be an issue.
Players don't decide when an issue is over. We do.
Don’t forget it.


Quick hits

---It's nice to see a player that finally gets it when it comes to motivation. We hear all the time about bulletin-board material. Coaches hate it. I say it doesn't matter once the hits start happening. So when Cardinals defensive end Bert Berry was asked about being the underdog this week and whether it would help the team's motivation, he shrugged it off. “People can play that role if they want to, but we’re in the Super Bowl," Berry said. "If you need that kind of motivation at this point, you’re in the wrong sport. We’re playing for an opportunity that not very many people get, so we’re going to embrace this.”

---The Cardinals beat the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Divisional playoffs, which led to a shake up on the defensive side of the ball for the Panthers staff. Coordinator Mike Trgovac left and he was replaced by Ron Meeks, who was dismissed as defensive coordinator in Indianapolis. Trogovac left because his duties as the defenisve play-caller were to be taken away, according to a source. The word is that coach John Fox will handle more of the defensive duties this season. Meeks might be more of a coordinator in name only.

---The Cardinals brought six players to meet the media Monday. One was special teams player Sean Morey. Why? Why not Darnell Dockett, the talkative defensive tackle? Maybe that's why he wasn't around.

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: May 21, 2007
Posted on: January 30, 2009 3:06 pm
 

It's not over, Anquan

of all the ignorant self obsessed comments

Sorry, Anquan. We're not putting it behind. It will stay that way until the game comes on Sunday. Even then, if the Cardinals lose, it will be an issue. Players don't decide when an issue is over. We do.if its not a factor then its not a factor prisco you are not god nor gods gift to writing




Since: Jul 3, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2009 11:52 am
 

It's not over, Anquan

Prisco,

You truely are an idiot.  I know you media jerks like to think that you control the subject to be talked about but if they do not want to talk about it then you should let it go.  The reason you do not let it go is because you are not good enough at your job to come up with a topic that is truly worhty to be discussed.  If I were Boldin I probably bwould not talk to you idiots again until the beginning of next season.  Why don't you go crawl back in the dark scum infested hole that you crwled out of.  Really Prisco the way you act maybe you should be working for ESPN.  Get some Class.




Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2009 11:47 am
 

It's not over, Anquan

Yeah Anquan!  What kind of football player are you?  Instead of focusing on the Super Bowl, you should be preoccupying your mind with crap only "soap-opera" sports fans care about.  I say Boldin dies now.  Nice article Prisco you DOLT.




Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2009 11:32 am
 

It's not over, Anquan

Players don't decide when an issue is over. We do. Don’t forget it.Ah, media entitlement. It never gets old.

Actually, Pete, if the Cardinals say it's over for them, then it is. Even if they lose, and buffoons like you go on rampages about how the Boldin distraction elephant lost it for them.

If they say it's over for them, it is over for them. PERIOD.

If they say blowups happen with the O.C. all the time (because he has a fiery temper), and the situations quickly resolve themselves, then the situations has likely resolved itself.

If team leaders like Fitzgerald and Warner say (not to mention others) say they're behind Boldin notwithstanding the media crucifixion, they're behind him.

Bolding and his team are doing the TEAM thing -- in order to move past an issue, you have to move past it.

You idiots in the media can continue to try and sabotage such pragmatism, but most of us in the other, less entitled world hope you fail miserably. Over and over.




Since: Jan 24, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2009 11:26 am
 

It's not over, Anquan

It is funny how people seem to have forgotten how good Anquan is. He's going to have a monster game on Sunday.

Prisco, I don't read enough of your stuff to know for sure, but I'm guessing this was a sarcastic article that you wrote here? Not sure how it could be a serious article seeing that Boldin appears to be a rational person and is well within his rights to say he's already spoken about it and it's done.



he gone
Since: Dec 7, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2009 11:18 am
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Since: Jul 28, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2009 9:54 am
 

Prisco, you're a jackhole

If it's over between the player and the coach, it's over.  What gives some scmuck in the media the right to say the issue isn't over?  Power trip much?



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Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2009 9:09 am
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Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2009 8:39 am
 

It's not over, Anquan

I'll wager that he meant "we the media."




Since: Dec 7, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2009 8:37 am
 

It's not over, Anquan

Aren't you all being a little hard on Prisco ? 

The media today believes it has an obligation to promote change. Prisco's change is a change in the Cardinals line up. 

Let's face it Pete Prisco is to sports journalism what Katie Couric is to news journalism. 

We can like it or hate it or ignore it and change the channel when he comes on. 

If it were just for the "journalists" on sportsline I'd be somewhere else - Its my home page because of the fan interaction. Prisco is obviously pushing buttons to encourage fan interaction. He doesn't need to have any integrity to do his job. I'll keep coming back. 

I'll read Prisco's silly, nonsensical, self-important stories - then I'll read what the fans say - that will matter more and I'll leave the sight content. 



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