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Anquan Boldin

Originally posted by 808niner4lyphe:
Believe it or not, I think if we resign Boldin we won't draft a WR high this year. We might wait until next year to draft a WR high. We might draft one in the mid rounds but not in the first two rounds. Plus a good WR will drop dramatically because of a lot of talent in the position this year. I think if we resign Boldin, we'll go CB/SS/C in the first two rounds. So, Boldin holds the fate to our draft picks this year. Hopefully we can resign him.

What exactly are you basing this conclusion off of? Boldin is aging and Crabtree is going to be a free agent after next season. I fully expect them to draft 1-2 receivers, with one guy drafted with one of the higher picks. WR's take time to develop, they don't normally come on in their rookie year, its not wise at all to wait until you're in need of one to go out and draft one.
Sign him asap
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by 808niner4lyphe:
Believe it or not, I think if we resign Boldin we won't draft a WR high this year. We might wait until next year to draft a WR high. We might draft one in the mid rounds but not in the first two rounds. Plus a good WR will drop dramatically because of a lot of talent in the position this year. I think if we resign Boldin, we'll go CB/SS/C in the first two rounds. So, Boldin holds the fate to our draft picks this year. Hopefully we can resign him.

What exactly are you basing this conclusion off of? Boldin is aging and Crabtree is going to be a free agent after next season. I fully expect them to draft 1-2 receivers, with one guy drafted with one of the higher picks. WR's take time to develop, they don't normally come on in their rookie year, its not wise at all to wait until you're in need of one to go out and draft one.

All of this. Hell, I took receivers with BOTH second round picks in my mock. And then took two more after the fourth round. I hope Trent Baalke adopts a similar approach. We need to be prepared for all possibilities. Whether it's not resigning Crabtree, the high bust rate of receivers, an unlikely decline in Anquan Boldin, injury, etc. Plus with 13 picks, what else are we going to do with them? There is no major need for a RB. Any position drafted in the front 7 isn't likely to play at all. Any offensive line player just gives us depth. And there is no need to take a TE before the 5th round.
PAY THIS MAN!!!!!!!!!!!
2 years $100million contract seems fair
Pay Him, Dawson and Whitner.
Please keep him and pay him what he wants for the next 3 yrs. No other receiver for the last decade has brought a defensive mentality and toughness to this offense. He balances our offense and actually...brings honor back to the number 81.
Yes bring him back. Has heart
Yup we need Boldin back for years to come
Dude is an absolute beast. I for one LOVE it when this dude jaws it with DBs.

These young corners think Q is just going to back down and shut up if they get in his face. LOL. They couldn't have been any more wrong..
Obviously I want Boldin back, but I'm not sure we have the resources to make it happen. As is, we're strapped for cash trying to sign Kap, Iupati, Aldon, Crabtree, etc... Remember, the only reason the Ravens traded him is because he was unwilling to take a pay cut. I sincerely doubt this guy is going to sign for a bargain contract. I think he would be highly-coveted if he reaches the open market, and unless we offer him something very fair, I think he's going to test the free agent waters.

I would love to have him back, but I'm not sure we have the cap room!
His game is not dependent on "measurables" like Randy Moss. Q never had 4.4 or 4.5 speed and never will. He can be what he is now for 3-5 more years, easy, barring injury.

Pay day man. Baalke made the trade er "theft" of the year. ROJO was a sixth round pick lol.
Originally posted by theduke85:
Obviously I want Boldin back, but I'm not sure we have the resources to make it happen. As is, we're strapped for cash trying to sign Kap, Iupati, Aldon, Crabtree, etc... Remember, the only reason the Ravens traded him is because he was unwilling to take a pay cut. I sincerely doubt this guy is going to sign for a bargain contract. I think he would be highly-coveted if he reaches the open market, and unless we offer him something very fair, I think he's going to test the free agent waters.

I would love to have him back, but I'm not sure we have the cap room!

Iupati will be the odd man out. Gotta keep Crabs, Aldon, and Kaep.
Originally posted by wysiwyg:
Originally posted by theduke85:
Obviously I want Boldin back, but I'm not sure we have the resources to make it happen. As is, we're strapped for cash trying to sign Kap, Iupati, Aldon, Crabtree, etc... Remember, the only reason the Ravens traded him is because he was unwilling to take a pay cut. I sincerely doubt this guy is going to sign for a bargain contract. I think he would be highly-coveted if he reaches the open market, and unless we offer him something very fair, I think he's going to test the free agent waters.

I would love to have him back, but I'm not sure we have the cap room!

Iupati will be the odd man out. Gotta keep Crabs, Aldon, and Kaep.
Still, even extending those 4 (Kaep, Aldon, Crabs, Aldon) could be very difficult.