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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: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2010 5:48 pm

Boldin not a true No. 1

To add on to Sasqash's comment, the Ravens didnt have that many options in free agency this year because of the whole salary cap issue that plagued the best 8 teams last year. If you ask any expert, then they will DEFINITELY say Boldin was the second best receiver available in free agency (Behind Marshall). He's only 29 and can still do what he does. He's arguably the TOUGHEST receiver in the league and still managed to play in the superbowl.(maybe thats why he's had some injury problems Prisco.) Im sorry Prisco but your kind of stupid for posting this.

Since: Nov 18, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2010 5:38 pm

Boldin not a true No. 1

It's astounding to me that almost every one of Prisco's posts has the same effect on me, making me feel that I've wasted time in life that I'll never get back.

Anquan Boldin doesn't run well enough to be a #1 receiver in the NFL?  I actually reviewed it, and in my estimation, there are only 12 teams in the NFL that Anquan would NOT be the #1 receiver on, and some of the others are certainly up for debate.  These are:

  1. Arizona-Obviously
  2. Atlanta-Roddy White is legit
  3. Carolina
  4. Cincy
  5. Denver-at least until Marshall leaves
  6. Detroit
  7. Houston
  8. Indy
  9. New England
  10. New Orleans
  11. Philly
  12. 49ers-and this pick depends on how good you think Crabtree really is
Other than those situations, he becomes the #1 receiver in every other NFL town just by signing the contract, period. 

Since: Mar 6, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2010 5:25 pm

Boldin not a true No. 1

Acccused sex offender who by the way has 2 Super Bowl rings. Enjoy the 8 games you will get out of your new whiny receiver. By the way don't the ravens have an accomplice to murder playing for them?

Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2010 5:25 pm

Boldin not a true No. 1

Prisco you're an idiot....Boldin is one of the best recievers in the league and has been since his rookie season.....He's a beast

Since: Apr 27, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2010 5:02 pm
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Since: Feb 25, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2010 4:45 pm

Boldin not a true No. 1

dumb dumbass, steelers defense is older than ravens defense. at least boldin doesnt rape anyone.

Since: Dec 14, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2010 4:11 pm

Boldin not a true No. 1

Yeah, it's such a wonderful point anyway, "not a true #1." What a "#1" is? Who knows. Using vague, undefined terms to describe a player and critique a transaction is terribly lazy "journalism."

Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2010 3:59 pm

Boldin not a true No. 1

There are alot of people who think that Bolden is not a true #1 WR. Prisco is n ot the first to comment about this.

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2010 3:53 pm

Boldin not a true No. 1

Prisco again proves why he hasn't yet broken in with a team as it's general manager.  Boldin not true # 1? Stop smoking crack Petey. This guy, biggest idiot on any major sports website.

Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2010 3:13 pm

Boldin not a true No. 1

You're an idiot Prisco.........THE END

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