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Boldin not a true No. 1

Posted on: March 5, 2010 7:12 pm
 

 

 

The Baltimore Ravens badly wanted a No. 1 receiver. Trading for Anquan Boldin might seem like the answer, but I beg to differ.

Boldin is not a No. 1 receiver. He doesn't run well enough. The Ravens, desperate to get a threat for young quarterback Joe Flacco, traded a third-round pick and a fourth-round pick to the Arizona Cardinals for Boldin and a fifth-round pick.

The Cardinals were willing to part with Boldin in part because they tired of his ways, and the team personnel department thinks Early Doucet is ready to take over as the third receiver behind Larry Fitzgerald and Steve Breaston. They also didn't think Boldin ran by anybody.

Boldin is a tough-guy receiver. He will break tackles after the catch, but if a team plays up on him in press coverage he has trouble getting past them.

The Ravens also gave Boldin a three-year contract extension, which should finally appease Boldin, who has constantly griped about his contract in Arizona the past couple of years.

Trading and paying is always risky. It's even more so with a receiver I don't think is a true No. 1.

 

 

 

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Sep 26, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 10:29 pm
 

Boldin not a true No. 1

Prisco has a right to his opinion, and to state it. However his blog missed three very important points: 1) Even if Boldin's not a #1 (and that's debatable) he's been really productive finishing with 1000 or more yards in 7 of his 9 seasons, 2) The Ravens haven't closed the book on Mason who would make a nice 1000 yard bookend for Boldin and even if their both #2's their both really good #2's, and most importantly 3) They only traded their 3rd and 4th picks for him so they can use their 1st or 2nd to get a young receiver who can stretch the field and grow with Flacco like Thomas, Benn, Tate, or LaFell (I'm assuming Bryant will be gone). Prisco maybe right but he didn't tell the whole story. As usual. 



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2010 10:28 pm
 

Boldin not a true No. 1

prisco you are a moron, boldin is a top 10 wr in the nfl.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2010 10:09 pm
 

Boldin not a true No. 1

"The Cardinals were willing to part with Boldin in part because they tired of his ways". What language is that? I'm sorry, how can this man be taken seriously? That's English, plain and simple English. To tire of something is to get sick of it. The past tense of tire is tired. The sentence Prisco used is correct as written, and secondly, Prisco's right on here.



Since: Jun 20, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2010 10:07 pm
 

So if you he's better then the WR's you have...

Then don't do anything, cause he's not a No 1. Appreciate the fact you even HAVE a WR.  Whatever.



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 10:06 pm
 

Boldin not a true No. 1

^  Spreee42



Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 10:05 pm
 

Prisco not a true writer




Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 10:05 pm
 

Boldin not a true No. 1

^  Spreee42



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: March 5, 2010 10:02 pm
 

Boldin not a true No. 1

Can someone remind me of the successful tenure Prisco had as a GM in the NFL????  For a person who has done nothing of substance, never finalized a deal, never truly sat down and made a difficult decision on a player he sure does yap quite a bit.



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 10:00 pm
 

Boldin not a true No. 1

I'm all for Prisco-hating, and I agree with your general argument, but his proofreader knows that to tire of something is all good in the English language. He used it as verb, saying they got fed up with him over time. Nice try though.



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: March 5, 2010 9:58 pm
 

Boldin not a true No. 1

Lol I agree, he's the reason I started reading ESPN


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