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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: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2010 3:12 pm
 

Boldin not a true No. 1

Very true statement my friend



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2010 2:49 pm
 

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.

Here's my list;

1. A. Johnson, Hou.
2. L. Fitzgerald, Arz.
3. R. Moss, NE
4. R. Wayne, Ind.
5. B. Marshall, Den.
6. D. Jackson, Phi.
7. V. Jackson, SD
8. S. Smith, Car.
9. R. White, Atl.
10. M. Colston, NO
11. M. Austin, Dal.
12. G. Jennings, GB
13. S. Rice, Min.
14. C. Ochocinqo, Cin.
15. M. Sims-Walker, Jax.
16. S. Smith, NYG
17. S. Holmes, Pit.
18. D. Bowe, KC
19. M. Crabtree, SF
20. W. Welker, NE

I'd take any of these guys ahead of Boldin. As a #2, he's great with Fitz stretching the coverage. As a #1 in Baltimore, he'll be good but not great. He's an underneath WR that is great at yards after the catch. I'd even take Wes Welker over Boldin as an underneath #2 WR, Welker has better hands than Boldin...



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2010 2:45 pm
 

Injury-Prone

How much says Ed Reed and Boldin are BOTH on the inactive list for Ravens games than they are both active? Boldin's pushing 30 and always hurt -- good time to get rid of him. The only mistake the Cards made was not getting rid of Boldin in 2009 -- they coul've got at least a 2nd round pick for him and he didn't help them much last year anyway. What did he play -- 9 games? Ravens are old and getting older...you'd think Ozzie Newsome would use the draft to build the team. But then again, the Ravens are only good at drafting defensive players and o-linemen, apparently.



Since: Feb 28, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2010 2:44 pm
 

Boldin not a true No. 1

Another crapy article... If you read his BS, you will think that he is talking about, i don't now... The old TO from last year Bills, maybe a 600-700 yards guy. But no, it's about Aquan Boldin who is one of the toughest player in the NFL. He doesn't run well? What about that? His speed? Sure he isn't a 4.4 guy in underwear. His route running ability? He is one of the best possession passer in the NFL. He breaks tackles, can go high to catch a ball and he has great hands.

He isn't a true No 1 WR? Maybe, but the Ravens got a 7600 career guys who knows how to score TD and get first down. All this for almost nothing...

I bet my house that if this trade was made but the Colts, Prisco would have made a screensize headline then a 4 pages of comments about how great Boldin is.



Since: Sep 15, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2010 2:43 pm
 

Boldin not a true No. 1

And by the way, quite a dick move to call someone who's never had a chance to be a #1 a failure as a #1. I don't know how you can dismiss him when we've never seen what he's capable of in that regard.



Since: Sep 15, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2010 2:40 pm
 

Boldin not a true No. 1

You know who else wasn't a true No. 1 entering last year? Wes Welker, Sidney Rice, Miles Austin, and Santonio Holmes. But they all ended up as top 10 receivers stat-wise, how bout that?

The point is that you don't know jack until the season starts, and any WR with serious talent can BECOME a serious number one. And can you tell me that Boldin isn't the most talented WR on the BALTIMORE RAVENS...ever? (Mason was better in his prime in TEN, but wasn't the elite at the point that he went to BAL)

Oh Prisco...can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2010 2:39 pm
 

Boldin not a true No. 1

I know as a Bengals fan I wouldve loved to see Anquan Boldin in stripes. But what is wrong with you people? Prisco is paid to write his OPINION on topics. Thats it. You guys sit here and bag on him about what he thinks. Then after harping on him you then turn around and give everyone your opinion as if it means more than Priscos. Just because he doesnt think Anquan is a #1 and you do doesnt make him some of the things you people are calling him. Get a life.



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: March 6, 2010 2:38 pm
 

Boldin not a true No. 1

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

Here's my list;

1. A. Johnson, Hou.
2. L. Fitzgerald, Arz.
3. R. Moss, NE
4. R. Wayne, Ind.
5. B. Marshall, Den.
6. D. Jackson, Phi.
7. V. Jackson, SD
8. S. Smith, Car.
9. R. White, Atl.
10. M. Colston, NO
11. M. Austin, Dal.
12. G. Jennings, GB
13. S. Rice, Min.
14. C. Ochocinqo, Cin.
15. M. Sims-Walker, Jax.
16. S. Smith, NYG
17. S. Holmes, Pit.
18. D. Bowe, KC
19. M. Crabtree, SF
20. W. Welker, NE

I'd take any of these guys ahead of Boldin. As a #2, he's great with Fitz stretching the coverage. As a #1 in Baltimore, he'll be good but not great. He's an underneath WR that is great at yards after the catch. I'd even take Wes Welker over Boldin as an underneath #2 WR, Welker has better hands than Boldin...





Since: Dec 18, 2008
Posted on: March 6, 2010 1:47 pm
 

Boldin not a true No. 1

A true number 1 receiver is the guy who gets double teams, the guy who makes plays, the guy who is feared by the defense, the guy who makes tons of money.  The Ravens got a guy who does all of the above, but they're not paying him quite #1 receiver money, so Prisco's point is weak.  Boldin has never been a true number 1, but he usually performs like one.  This is a super move for the Ravens, and they pulled the trigger when they needed to.  PP is a tool for writing this garbage.  It's a nice move and everyone knows it.  Don't try to look like an expert by disagreeing to the obvious to try to look smart. 



Since: Jan 22, 2010
Posted on: March 6, 2010 1:45 pm
 

Boldin not a true No. 1

So according to this, Boldin does not run "well enough,."  I will just assume he means speed.  Compare his speed to the number 1 receiver on the some of the top teams in the NFL and he is pretty similar.  Saints- Colston is not really fast, just big and strong like Boldin.  Vikings- Rice is very similar to Colston.  Colts-Wayne is not a speed receiver, just great at routes and using his body.  Chargers- Jackson is large and strong, not exceptionally fast.  Jets- Braylon Edwards, he need to improve his catching, but still similar.  So are all of these guys not true number 1 receivers.  If so, who is a true number 1 receiver and why.  These guys know less about football than most of the people on these blogs, which for the most part are just fans that pay attention to the game and understand the game.  Maybe Prisco should get an idea on what a number 1 receiver is.  It is someone who has extremely reliable hands, can go up and make a play on a jump ball, and is not scared to run an inside slant and take a hit.  This describes Anquan Boldin as player pretty well.  The speed receivers are often times the the number 2 and slot receiver on the best teams, which is why the number one does not have to be that fast.  Saints- Devery Henderson, Meacham.  Vikings- Harvin, Berrian.  Colts- Garcon, Collie.  Cardinals-Breaston. 



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