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Wilson set the example

Posted on: June 4, 2009 7:38 pm
Edited on: June 4, 2009 7:39 pm
 
Darnell Dockett and Anquan Boldin, say hello to Adrian Wilson.

You already know him. He's your teammate. But unlike th etwo of you, he never publicly complained about his contract, which is why he now has a new one. I tried to get Wilson to disucss it during Super Bowl week, and he didn't bite.

The Cardinals sources I talked to noticed his silence. They insisted the hard-working Wilson would get his deal, especially since he didn't complain about it. They said the same would happen for Boldin and Dockett. Both complained. Now both are begging for new deals.

Wilson's signing shows this isn't the same old Cardinals organization.

Wilson signed a five-year extension Thursday that will keep him in Arizona through 2013 if he continues to play at a high level. That means he'll likely finish his career with the Cardinals, making him the face of the franchise. He is Mr. Cardinal.

Dockett and Boldin would be wise to follow his path, rather than staying away or publicly complaining about their deals.

"If Dockett would just come in and play, and play at a high level, he will eventually get his new deal," one Cardinals source said.

It worked for Wilson. It can for the other two as well.
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Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Jun 28, 2008
Posted on: June 5, 2009 9:15 am
 

Wilson set the example

do you honestly think anquan boldin, a wide receiver, is worth 3-4 wins? no reciever, sans moss or rice, is worth 3-4 wins by himself. rediculous. boldin is a fine playmaker and i would love to have him on my roster, but not his whining for a new contract. at the same time, he has always went out there and played every game, even with a broken face, he played every game he could. he put up really big number, huge numbers, he set records for catcdhes in first three years, and he still hasnt gotten a new deal earlier, i dont understand that part on the cardinals. very weird on both accounts. a guy as productive as boldin has been, and in the last 3 years boldin has done more than fitz for the most part, he should have got a new deal before fitz. oh well i guess, boldin has been professional the entire time he has been in the league, until recently with his cry baby approach to a new contract..


For one, I believe the Cardinals ended with a 9-7 record, which would mean around 2 wins more. And since the Cardinals are a major passing team, I do believe the loss of Boldin would lead to the loss of a few games. Think about it. You have to gameplan for Fitzgerald and probably double him, but then what about Boldin? You focus on those 2 then, and you leave breaston, who can hold his own. Take away Boldin, and they don't need to worry about Boldin at all, meaning they can heavily focus on Fitz and do what's necessary against Breaston. Without Boldin, defenses' gameplans change.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2009 12:08 am
 

Wilson set the example

Prisco,

You write articles for a living. At least be courteous enough to your readers to run the spell-checker or proofread even your blogs. It's like a football player not wearing pants. He might still be effective and have an impact on the field, but I sure as hell wouldn't want to watch him.



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2009 12:08 am
 

Wilson set the example

No offense but Wilson and the Dansby were publicly named as key contract negotiations. On offense, Warner and Fitzgerald  were the name key guys to contract. So Dockett and Boldin, they were left to wonder whether anything would be left for them or even as a priority. Very tough for Boldin, a rookie of the year, pereniel Pro Bowler that carried the Cardinals this past season. Missing games with a fractured face, his numbers easily would be more productive than Fitzgerald's before the playoffs.

The NFL is a business, I think Dockett and Boldin really don't care where they play, just that the best contract and money is there. Call them whiney whores, but they both realize NFL careers can be cut short in a violent game and as the league already has a 16 game season, they are looking to expand that, perhaps to 18 games ? So what these players negotiate today, effects them longer term and the uncertainty, certainly exists and is present. Ask any of these players to play 2 more meaningful games each season instead of what it already is and injuries really could cut their earnings potential and careers short. At the level these guys are at and their place in the roster, the 4 preseason games, they probably don't play more than a couple of series/drives. Make those regular season meaningful games, somebody has to play the better teams in the league those weekends too. The eventual losing teams of the season, they'll play those at full tilt just the same, at that stage of the season everyone is still 0-0 and a week later 1-0 or 0-1 with still as good a chance as 1/2 the other teams to be a playoff contender. So those games won't be easier ones.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2009 12:04 am
 

Wilson set the example

do you honestly think anquan boldin, a wide receiver, is worth 3-4 wins? no reciever, sans moss or rice, is worth 3-4 wins by himself. rediculous. boldin is a fine playmaker and i would love to have him on my roster, but not his whining for a new contract. at the same time, he has always went out there and played every game, even with a broken face, he played every game he could. he put up really big number, huge numbers, he set records for catcdhes in first three years, and he still hasnt gotten a new deal earlier, i dont understand that part on the cardinals. very weird on both accounts. a guy as productive as boldin has been, and in the last 3 years boldin has done more than fitz for the most part, he should have got a new deal before fitz. oh well i guess, boldin has been professional the entire time he has been in the league, until recently with his cry baby approach to a new contract..



Since: Jun 28, 2008
Posted on: June 4, 2009 11:07 pm
 

Wilson set the example

I don't necessarily agree that they would be just as well off without Boldin. He is a very solid WR and a TD machine at times. Fitz played well on his own, but I just don't see that happening all season. Without Boldin, I think they have pretty much the same record as last year (since if I remember, Boldin was hurt a decent amount), but with Boldin all season, they would have a decent chance to have like 11-12 wins in that division especially.



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: June 4, 2009 9:57 pm
 

Wilson set the example

Adrian Wilson has always been a classy player, though.  So it's no surprise that the Cardinals would reward not only his good behavior, but his good play on the field as well.

Dockett and Boldin are both whiners, and the organization is doing the right thing by not giving them deals just because they demand them.  If Dockett gets a deal, he'll turn into Julius Peppers...and not the good version.  Boldin is pretty much expendable since he's not nearly as good as Fitzgerald, and Breaston can play at nearly the same level.

Would it be better for the Cardinals to have Fitzgerald, Boldin, and Breaston together?  Of course.  But if it's better for the team to be without Boldin, they'll move on and not skip a beat.



Since: Jul 12, 2007
Posted on: June 4, 2009 8:00 pm
 

Wilson set the example

I agree, Wilson has set a huge example for this team by remaining quiet about his contract and making sure it didn't go publicly. He's a great player and a class act.


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