Originally posted by robniner:Man, I didn't expect this to potentially get this ugly but the Ravens brass wants WR Anquan Boldin to accept a paycut worth 2 million dollars,or, get released and test the free agent market. Boldin pretty much won't accept the paycut. To make things really interesting, QB Joe Flacco stands by Boldin's decision to not accept the decrease in pay.
Dang, if a release happens I wonder if we have the dough to pay for his services. This guy would be nice as he is a deep threat weapon.
I've seen this deep threat tag placed on Boldin by several posters here. What makes any of you think he is a deep threat? Please explain. He has the exact same skill set as Michael Crabtree, but at this point, Crabtree is better. He is a possession receiver, not a vertical threat. He doesn't have the speed to be a real deep threat. Crabtree will sometimes catch a deep ball, but that doesn't make him a deep threat. Basically, Boldin is an older version of what we already have. So if Crabtree is not a deep threat in SF, Boldin will not be, either.
These posts make me wonder if anyone actually watches any of the players discussed that are not on the Niners. It seems people just take what others on here say and assume it's truthful, then continue spreading the word.
Luckily, in this thread, most people know Boldin is Crabtree, but older and slower with less moves after the catch.
[ Edited by 49erRider on Mar 11, 2013 at 4:47 AM ]