This is crap. Apparently, the Ravens are out of the running to get Anquan Boldin in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals. And wait for it, here’s what gets me mad: It’s their own choice. Wow
According to Jamison Hensley (Baltimore Sun), the Ravens have unofficially taken themselves out of theAnquan Boldin sweepstakes, claiming the price is too high to acquire the Pro Bowl receiver.
If a first and 3rd is too much to give, than what isn’t? Don’t get me wrong, I like Darius Heyward-Bey and Kenny Britt, hey, maybe even a good corner or tackle could fall to the Ravens at #26, but how do you know that the guy you draft will ever have an impact? And most 3rd round picks don’t amount to much, especially on the Ravens. The only mildly productive player drafted in the 3rd round by the team was Casey Rabach, who is now a Redskin. Also, if you make the argument about money, and that Boldin will get paid too much, the amount of money you save by trading these two picks could cover part of Boldin’s new contract he wants so much. Sure, not all of it, but why give up this trade? Boldin is one of the NFL’s best receivers, even if he does do more over-the-middle pass catching than deep balls.
If I’m Ozzie Newsome, and I know that I have a team made up mostly of guys who were on the team last year that was a couple plays from a Super Bowl, and that my QB could end up being one of the league’s best in a few years, why don’t I jump on the horse and get this guy? Mason’s not getting any younger, Clayton is unpredictable and Demetrius Williams has never done anything in his whole career. I just don’t get it. At all.