Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills: Anquan Boldin is legend of the game

Ravens, Anquan Boldin (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Ravens, Anquan Boldin (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

It has been announced that the Baltimore Ravens legend for the season opener will be Anquan Boldin. Boldin has always been a fan favorite:

The Baltimore Ravens are about to take on the Buffalo Bills, and Anquan Boldin will be there to see it. The Ravens pick a legend of the game for battles at home, and this week the Ravens picked one of the most popular players Baltimore has ever had.

The Ravens traded Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers for a sixth round pick. It happened in the offseason following the Ravens Super Bowl celebration and it has always been something that hasn’t sat well with the fans. Boldin, who was Joe Flacco’s favorite target, was traded for almost nothing.

It was a business move, but for many it didn’t feel right. It must have been a big blow for Boldin, who was an instrumental part of a championship run, months before he was sent to another team. The impact of Boldin’s departure has been a picking point for the psyche of the Ravens Flock. Baltimore hasn’t seen many good receivers. Players like Steve Smith and Mike Wallace were able to put a bandage on the wound, but time hasn’t changed the way many fans feel.

Baltimore will be in a frenzy for one more embrace of Boldin, who probably deserves a spot in the Ravens ring of honor. The Ravens won the Super Bowl on a goal line stand, but the offense was the biggest reason they saw purple confetti in the Superdome. Joe Flacco deserves a ton of credit for a historic run, but Boldin was a tremendously big part of it.

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It’s good to see the Ravens having this type of relationship with Boldin. If history could be rewritten, the Ozzie Newsome probably would have let Boldin end his career with the purple and black. Boldin is a Ravens legend, and he is a great honoree to start the season with.