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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

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2010 10:13 pm

Boldin not a true No. 1

20 that are better than Boldin...

The fact that you would actually name Terrell Owens at number four on your list hurts any credibility you might have.


Ha !  If you don't think Calvin ( megatron)  Johnson is better then I don't know what sport you watch.  Last year the Lions started a rookie qb but the year before he was 3rd in receiving on a winless team being double teamed every day.
As a matter of fact, if you polled gm's in the league I guarantee you they would trade more for Calving then at least 15 of the 20 guys you named...

Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2010 9:33 pm

Boldin not a true No. 1

Does this even classify as an article? I'm not even sure it classifies as a paragraph. All this is is an unsupported blurt of some guys opinion. It might as well have been one of our comments to a legit article. There is absolutely nothing backing his claim here. I'd expect this from one of the idiot posters here, but for one of the actual writers? Not good. Prisco, I am not a hater normally, but this is garbage.

Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2010 9:25 pm

Boldin not a true No. 1

and to think the Cardinals could have gotten a #1 pick last year from the Eagles, LOL. idiots.

Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2010 8:11 pm

Boldin not a true No. 1

I totally disagree with him. Anquan Boldin is a number one reciever he proofed it before Larry Fitzgerald got there. He definitely is a tough reciever especially  coming back early  from his injury that break his jaw. He is what the Ravens need a tough reciever they never had a decent number one reciever even though that Derrick Mason had a good year last year. But to be honest the Ravens are a run first team. He might not be fast but he make it up in effort. He might have had only two 100 receptions seasons but he had five 1000 yards seasons. And to say he is not a number one reciever is complete stupidity.

Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2010 7:41 pm

Boldin not a true No. 1

oh and I am not a Ravens fan btw, can't stand them, but they knocked it out of the park...

Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2010 7:34 pm

Boldin not a true No. 1

Prisco tell me you didn't do this just to provoke people, that is cheap journalism.

To recap...

'Boldin is not a No. 1 receiver. He doesn't run well enough' ... go watch track! Receiver = catching HANDS prisco HANDS. I am guessing you were the only guy clapping when Davis signed Heyward-Bey at 7 with that comment...

'The Cardinals were willing to part with Boldin in part because they tired of his ways' what like too much training and commitment to the team and exemplary leadership in the lockerroom! Tell me one team who wouldn't love to have Boldin or Wilfork on their team who honor their contracts, show they are disatisfied with being underpaid (they are) but still knock it out of the park. If that is not leadership I don't know what is!!! Leadership is not accepting being ripped off and saying nothing!

'the team personnel department thinks is ready to take over as the third receiver behind and Steve Breaston' what has this to do with the Cards not getting full value for their what if they can afford it, as any trader will tell you, the only way to make sure you fail is destroy value, which is exactly what this trade did for them...

injury prone...really 5/7 seasons with 1000 yds...Andre Johnson 4/7...larry fitz 4/6...Welker 3/7...Wayne 6/9...Ward 6/12...Driver 7/10...Steve Smith 5/9...TO 9/14....the only players I can see who have done better (on albeit only one simple but relevant measure) are Ocho 7/9 and Randy 10/12.

Not only did the Ravens knock it out of the park with the deal, they got the offensive player most like their defence. Total hit all around.

Not that I would ever discourage diverse opinions, but if you have one just bother your ass to do some research...(and thinking)

Since: Jun 28, 2007
Posted on: March 6, 2010 7:06 pm

perhaps thomas jones pt 2?

this sounds very similar to the JEts acquisition of THomas jones a few years back.... #2, complaining about contract, people saying that he can't start any more... but thats just my gut feeling.

Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2010 6:39 pm

Boldin not a true No. 1

   Let's not forget that Boldin played on a pass happy team with a top notch QB.  Baltimore is a run first team.  Boldin will get his share of catches.  Personally, I don't think he's worth the headache, though.  Every week it seems like this guy is on the injury report.  You can be physical and tough, but you have to be smart about it.  Anyway, it is an upgrade over their current personal.   

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2010 6:36 pm

So Who Said Boldin Would Be The No. 1

Boldin may not be a true #1, but he'll be an upgrade over Mason as the Raven's possession receiver (younger, stronger and YAC).  Add the speedy and tall Donte Stallworth on the other flank and push Mark Clayton to the slot, and the Ravens look a lot better at the receiver position.  Todd Heap will benefit, and Ray Rice won't see so many players in the box.  Tne Ravens can now focus on the secondary in the first round.  Boldin may not be a true #1, but he's a pretty productive #2 and will make the Ravens a better passing team.

Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2010 6:00 pm

Boldin not a true no1

maybe prisco can come on the field and play or maybe coach or manage a team (yeah right) the RAVENS make the playoffs without big recievers and we have at least 2. defense will be great again. AFC north is ours

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