Welcome, Guest
Pewter Report  >>  Boards  >>  The Red Board (Moderators: 3rd String Kicker, PRPatrol)  >>  Topic: Ravens To Release Boldin? « previous next »
Page: 1 2 3 4 ... 6

The Anti-Java

******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 23376
Offline
#15 : January 31, 2013, 08:38:19 PM

He was always slow , I agree. The problem is now he is even slower , and old.

Very very old.. dude's going to hit the wall any day now. Look elsewhere.



Not that old.  32

Ronde would still call him young fella.


sig pic by chace1986

PewterReportMC....
\\\\\\\"Java, do you understand this a perfect example of why people beg me to suspend or ban you on a daily basis? Are you actually trying to make a point? Seriously what is the reason for even commenting. In fact why do you even bother coming to the boards? What happened to the intelligent poster from years ago?  A real shame. Like the Bucs yesterday, a wasted effort.\\\\\\\"

Jutt

*
Starter
****
Posts : 349
Offline
#16 : January 31, 2013, 08:42:29 PM

He was always slow , I agree. The problem is now he is even slower , and old.

Very very old.. dude's going to hit the wall any day now. Look elsewhere.

Didnt hold him back much this year. Dude was STILL abusing DBs

Blaze688

******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 3094
Offline
#17 : January 31, 2013, 08:43:27 PM

He runs slower than Joe Flacco at this point in his career. Hell no.

Hes never been the fastest guy, but thats never stopped him from getting open.


Speed isnt everything
He has never had speed. Legend has it he clocked a 4.7 at the combine then came out and caught 18 passes..... In his first NFL game.

Ain't no legend about his forty time.  He ran an official 4.71, which dropped him into the second round.  He, however, did not catch 18 passes in his debut -- he went for a (slightly) more modest 10 receptions, 217 yards, and two touchdowns, and became the fastest player to ever catch 100 passes.

Not too shabby.


JavaRay

User is banned from postingMuted
******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 17206
Offline
#18 : January 31, 2013, 08:45:55 PM

He was always slow , I agree. The problem is now he is even slower , and old.

Very very old.. dude's going to hit the wall any day now. Look elsewhere.

Ya, he's too old.  Even Gruden wouldn't sign that guy.


spurzo

***
Second String

Posts : 234
Offline
#19 : January 31, 2013, 08:48:25 PM

Has anyone been watching the playoffs, he's been abusing db's.  Don't know how you can say the most productive receiver this postseason is over the hill.  He's big, smart and fearless going over the middle, would be a great leader to add.  Also the guy is used to playing in big games, something that almost no player on our roster (other than ronde) can claim.   

The Anti-Java

******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 23376
Offline
#20 : January 31, 2013, 08:53:58 PM

Has anyone been watching the playoffs, he's been abusing db's.  Don't know how you can say the most productive receiver this postseason is over the hill.  He's big, smart and fearless going over the middle, would be a great leader to add.  Also the guy is used to playing in big games, something that almost no player on our roster (other than ronde) can claim.   


Vjax has been in the playoffs, just sayin.


sig pic by chace1986

PewterReportMC....
\\\\\\\"Java, do you understand this a perfect example of why people beg me to suspend or ban you on a daily basis? Are you actually trying to make a point? Seriously what is the reason for even commenting. In fact why do you even bother coming to the boards? What happened to the intelligent poster from years ago?  A real shame. Like the Bucs yesterday, a wasted effort.\\\\\\\"

RogerGoodellSucks

******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 2692
Online
#21 : January 31, 2013, 09:28:20 PM

I'd rather grab a guy who can play in the slot like Amendola.


JavaRay

User is banned from postingMuted
******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 17206
Offline
#22 : January 31, 2013, 09:30:50 PM

I'd rather grab a guy who can play in the slot like Amendola.

Amendola and Welker are the 2 guys I'd love to see wearing Buc uniforms.


BucBalla85

******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 18475
Online
#23 : January 31, 2013, 09:31:10 PM

I'd rather grab a guy who can play in the slot like Amendola.

He would be a great pick up. Dude can ball.

The Anti-Java

******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 23376
Offline
#24 : January 31, 2013, 09:31:18 PM

Seems like a standup dude too.




Anquan Boldin uses Super Bowl platform to help poor

 By Gary Shelton, Times Sports Columnist
 Posted: Jan 31, 2013 04:15 PM


NEW ORLEANS Third-and-8 is hard. Anquan Boldin can tell you all about the defensive backs who will tug and pull as a receiver tries to find space in the traffic.

Catching the ball over the middle is hard. Boldin knows about that, too, the way safeties will attempt to separate a receiver and a football by the force of a collision.

Enduring a big loss is hard. The championship that got away, back when his Cardinals lost to Pittsburgh in Tampa's last Super Bowl, still gnaws at Boldin.

And so we complain. About this. About that. About everything. It is our nature, a sport unto itself.

But not Boldin.

Not anymore. Not since his trip to Ethiopia, which seems about a million miles from the Super Bowl and the cameras that follow Boldin's every step.

It was March when Boldin and former Cardinals teammate Larry Fitzgerald flew to Ethiopia, a poor, dry country. Boldin had read something about the struggles of the Ethiopian people, and decided he wanted to help.

"I didn't want to just cut a check," Boldin said. "I wanted to experience it for myself. I wanted to see what the conditions were.

"I can try to explain it to you, but unless you see it for yourself, you really can't grasp the situation. They're going through one of the worst droughts ever; it's barely rained in three years. There is no water to grow vegetation, no water to drink. Everything is like desert. For people in the United States, it's hard to wrap your mind around that."

For more than a week, Boldin and Fitzgerald stayed. Not many people they met knew who they were, or much about the sport they played. But everyone knew they were there to help. They met with officials. They watched classes being taught about farming in arid conditions. And they helped to build retaining walls.

"We weren't over there just to watch," Boldin said. "It's hard. People make about 90 cents a day there. I remember one man who had a wife and six kids, and he had to walk three hours to work each way to start at 8 a.m. Three of his kids worked in the morning, and three went to school. At night, they reversed it. It was the only way they could make it."

Now ... who wants to talk about the 49ers' secondary?

Every now and then, you come across an athlete who is about more than the touchdowns in his statistics. Every now and then, you find a player who finds a way to make someone else's life better.

Boldin, the former FSU star? He's a tough player, a fine receiver, a fierce competitor. Also, he bought villagers a cow.

How many receivers can say that?

Oh, Boldin can play some football, too. He has quietly passed the 10,000-yard mark in career receiving yards. Who else makes more catches that look like rebounds? Who else is as willing to go over the middle to catch a pass?

In New York, they still talk about the hit Boldin took from Jets safety Eric Smith back in 2008, when Boldin was with the Cardinals. Four days later, Boldin had surgery for a fractured sinus membrane, a procedure that took seven plates and 40 screws to fix. He only missed two games.

"I just looked at it as a freak accident," Boldin said. "I've played football a lot of years, but that's one hit out of thousands. It wasn't a big deal to me.

"I'm not a wide receiver. I'm a football player. Receivers go out and catch the ball. I'm willing to do anything it takes to win the game."

For Boldin, this game matters more than most.

He had a shot in that previous Super Bowl, after all. The Cardinals had taken a late lead, and Boldin was on the sideline when the Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger led his team from behind.

"I've talked to our team about that," Boldin said. "You don't want to get this close and let it slip away. I remember how they herd you off the field so the winning team can celebrate. You don't want that."

In other words, Sunday's game is important to Boldin. It just isn't the only thing that is important.

"The thing I learned in Ethiopia was to be grateful," said Boldin, who is from Pahokee on the banks of Lake Okeechobee. "I had it hard growing up, but nothing like that. The best thing about my childhood was that I was poor, but I didn't know I was poor because everyone around me was poor."

Now, Boldin finds himself in a different economic sphere, and he wants to help. He has another trip planned to Ethiopia. He has worked with Oxfam, an international organization that wants to help.

"When you see someone in that situation, you want to help," Boldin said. "I'm in a position where I can. If I'm in front of a camera, people will listen."

Boldin paused. Then he smiled.

"You know one of the things I remember?" he said. "No matter how hard their situation is, you always see them with a smile. No one is complaining. People are willing to work, willing to make themselves better."

Remember that when you watch Boldin play Sunday night. Yeah, he makes the Ravens better.

Everyone else, too.


sig pic by chace1986

PewterReportMC....
\\\\\\\"Java, do you understand this a perfect example of why people beg me to suspend or ban you on a daily basis? Are you actually trying to make a point? Seriously what is the reason for even commenting. In fact why do you even bother coming to the boards? What happened to the intelligent poster from years ago?  A real shame. Like the Bucs yesterday, a wasted effort.\\\\\\\"

RogerGoodellSucks

******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 2692
Online
#25 : January 31, 2013, 09:33:19 PM

I'd rather grab a guy who can play in the slot like Amendola.

Amendola and Welker are the 2 guys I'd love to see wearing Buc uniforms.
Welker would be great too, but he may be asking for too much money for us to invest in a slot receiver.


Jutt

*
Starter
****
Posts : 349
Offline
#26 : January 31, 2013, 09:38:45 PM

I'd rather grab a guy who can play in the slot like Amendola.

Amendola and Welker are the 2 guys I'd love to see wearing Buc uniforms.
Welker would be great too, but he may be asking for too much money for us to invest in a slot receiver.

Welker is gonna want waaay too much money and Amendola is hurt far too often to warrant the price hes gonna want too.

Blaze688

******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 3094
Offline
#27 : January 31, 2013, 09:47:13 PM

Welker also feasts on the Patriots' offensive system -- short routes, employing picks and holes in the zone.  If he heads anywhere else, I'd think they'd have to use him in a similar fashion... which isn't quite how we used Underwood last season.


PassThePigSkin

******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 2480
Offline
#28 : January 31, 2013, 09:53:21 PM

I'd rather grab a guy who can play in the slot like Amendola.

I would be happy with Amendola or Edelman.

dexmonkey

******
Hall of Famer

Posts : 3319
Offline
#29 : January 31, 2013, 09:57:22 PM

lol at all you geniuses calling boldin too old and then mentioning welker. he turns 32 in may. jesus theres a lot of dumb folks in here. welker wants waaaaaaayyyyyyy more money than boldin and theyre the same age. if im picking between the two its Boldin and its not even close. Boldin has no injuries and is a tough sob, welker had a wrecked knee and was noticeably slower this year.

i cannot believe anyone wants welker at this point.................wow
Page: 1 2 3 4 ... 6
Pewter Report  >>  Boards  >>  The Red Board (Moderators: 3rd String Kicker, PRPatrol)  >>  Topic: Ravens To Release Boldin? « previous next »
:

Hide Tools Show Tools