Originally posted by GNielsen:
Originally posted by onanygivensunday49:
Being a #1 WR doesn't mean that you're the best receiver on your team. It's much more than that. A true #1 affects how the defense plays against your team. A true #1 pulls a safety over to help the CB covering him, thereby opeing up ther field for your other WRs and TE(s). That's a true #1.
If you don't understand that... or agree to it... then we're done having this conversation.
Blah, blah, blah. The #1 receiver on a team is the most productive receiver, period. Everything else is just rhetoric.
This, if Boldin wasnt the #1 receiver last year then who was? Torrey "all i can do is run the seam route" Smith, or Jacoby "my ass got cut by the texans, thank god I can return kicks" Jones?
Boldin was the #1, he was the receiver that was looked to for crucial first downs and crucial plays. In the playoffs, if Boldin wasnt out there Baltimore would of lost at Denver, lost at NE, and lost to Us in the SB. He made all the plays to keep the drives going, and was also the reason why speedsters like Smith and Jones were able to break free because defenses rolled their coverage to Boldins side.