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Anquan Boldin to retire if released?

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  1. Froob

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    so, you're saying they wouldn't cut him to keep him from retiring.....?
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    idk, doesn't really make any sense. Yeah pretty much scratch what I said. Just seems bizarre a top player would retire.
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    I'd be surprised if he retires, but I don't listen to anything these guys say to the press.
    either they get caught off guard and you get some emotional reply, or it's just straight bs posturing for a new deal.
    maybe he thinks teams will throw more money at him to talk him out of retirement.
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    I was scratching my head wondering the same thing.

    I mean, if the Ravens cut him that means they don't want him. Why would they care if he retires after that?
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    If he doesn't get picked up by the 49ers, Seahawks, or Patriots, I expect him to retire.
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    Seems like hamfisted posturing.
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    That sounds plausible. Who knows though.
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    I thought this thread was about Brandon Boldin before I opened it. I was like WTF?? :p
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    Met Boldin's cousin today, Clint CJ Jones. Turns out he was a practice squader for NE in '07-'08. Told me he grew up across the street from Big Vince and was on the same HS team.
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    I remember that dude. Wasn't he a preseason stud?
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    Do you promise Anquan?
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    Funk that. :nono:

    To slightly paraphrase The Immortal Words of Hose Manning ~ the only Manning QB who didn't suck :D ~ in reference of course to Billy Clyde Puckett, Stud Hoss:

    "I'll let'm know when he's (re)tired."
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    He was part of about the funniest sports radio interview ever on WEEI along with Vince. He was basically vouching for Vince playing every position on a football team back in high school, while the interviewers were doubting and Vince responding indignantly that they would question it.

    CJ was playing it perfectly straight faced, talking about Vince running back kicks, playing RB, QB it was just tremendous. I wish there was a copy saved, I was rolling on the floor.
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    I'm really baffled about the obsession with Boldin.

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    He hates the Patriots. The Patriots hate Boldin. He would not sign here, and I'm sure most of players would hate him being here.

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    He is old and would be way overpriced. With that money I'd rather just get Welker for a little more money.
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    There's no limit to how much I'd pay to see Vince Wilfork QuarterBack the Pistol Read Option. :D
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    I dont know what you're basing this on, players talk smack about their opposition and always praise the hell out of their new team, even if it's one they talked smack about before.

    I'm a lot more concerned with what he can do on the field than his age, Reggie Wayne tore it up this past season and he's 34, Austin Collie is pretty much broken and he's only 27. While age might correlate with performance it doesnt cause it, tell me what someone can do, not their age.

    That said, he's still plenty effective. He's one of the most sure-handed receivers in the league and he's very physical, I'd definitely prefer him over Welker.
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    Austin Collie is broken because he played the slot for Peyton.

    Wayne is going strong because his game isn't predicated on speed or elite athleticism. It's about finding creases in coverage and being an elite route runner.

    Yes because the whole notion of "he's going well now, so he's going to be great the entire contract" isn't complete fallacy or anything. That's the same kind of logic that would have had us resign Seymour and lost Wilfork.

    Welker is a much better receiver than Boldin. It's not a contest.
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    When did I ever suggest giving Boldin a contract with a ton of guaranteed money?
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    I think you vastly overrate professional athletes drive to win championships, especially players that just won one. If he decides to sign a new contract, he'll go to the team that will pay.
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    Then you are naive and it goes back to the point where I said he'd be overpriced.

    He just won a championship with the Ravens and hates the Patriots. He's not going to give a discount.
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    Boldin and Flacco got hot at the right time and figured it out Good for them. His regular season was so so and pretty much comparable to Lloyd's. Good number 2 numbers for both of them though.

    Boldin 65-921 4 tds.

    Lloyd 74-911 4 tds.

    Sure I'd like Boldin for the big play potential he showed throughout the playoffs, but lets not kid ourselves here. Boldin doesn't make us that much better than we were last year.
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    In the playoffs, Boldin averaged 5.5 catches/ 95 yds/ 17 yds per catch/ 1 TD per game. He carried the team offensively for 2 out the the 4 playoff games making money catches at crucial moments.
    Lets understand that we are not comparing stats in a vacuum. NE operates in an up tempo pass first offense that relies on small ball completions, ergo more plays needed/ more opportunity. Baltimore is a run first traditional pro offense so comparing passing statistics is ridiculous. Pats fans need to get over the mentality that 100+ catches shows greatness while 65 catches proves inferior. Boldin has had his 100 catch years early in his career in a pass first offense in Arizona. Now he is in a run first/ lower % vertical strike offense.
    Saying Boldin is inferior is ridiculous. The inferior guy just helped carry a team on his shoulders to the promised land. If Boldin is inferior, give me 4 more just like him.
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    Boldin's inferior. It's not even a close contest. And using one playoff run is ludicrous. Flacco's not better than Rodgers, Brees or Brady just because he won the Super Bowl this year.
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    First off, watch your tone. It actually is possible to state a disagreement without calling someone "naive" because you disagree with them:mad:

    Next, I've never seen any evidence that he hates the Patriots and your stating so doesnt make it fact.

    Finally, I wouldnt ask him to take a discount, I'd pay him fair, based on the perceived value he'd bring to the team, therw would certainly need to be some guaranteed money but I wouldnt support gambling huge money on him like the Cardinals did with Fitzgerald. If other teams are throwing crazy money at him then they're welcome to him.
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    Boldin arguably isn't even the best receiver on his own team, let alone better than a top 5 wideout.

    Boldin is a full tier (or two) below Welker.


    Why don't you just tell us what you think is fair market value for him.
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    Not the first time. I'm sure there are more recent examples but Barry Sanders and Robert Smith come to mind right now.
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