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(NFL)   Jim Harbaugh: "Anquan Boldin is a football player." He's not one of the best coaches in the league for nothing, folks   (nfl.com) divider line 39
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2014-01-02 09:13:45 AM  
So... why did this get greenlit?
 
2014-01-02 09:19:12 AM  
Pretty great story right there, pretty great headline too. Solid green light if you ask me. Solid.
 
2014-01-02 09:24:46 AM  

AntonChigger: So... why did this get greenlit?


For amusement purposes apparently.  No different than when announcers comment on a play by saying, "That was a great football play", because I guess the audience might be confused and think they witnessed a a basketball play in the middle of a football game.
 
2014-01-02 09:25:21 AM  

AntonChigger: So... why did this get greenlit?


BECAUSE BOB UEKER DAMMIT!
 
2014-01-02 09:31:02 AM  
Anquan Boldin is a dessert topping.
 
2014-01-02 09:33:50 AM  
This is a greenlit thread.
 
2014-01-02 09:37:44 AM  
This is your big brother trading you his best player for a 6th round pick.
 
2014-01-02 09:46:06 AM  

Generation_D: This is your big brother trading you his best player for a 6th round pick.


I never understood this.  Why did they trade Boldin in the first place? Was he preventing them from paying Flak-o more money?
 
2014-01-02 09:52:02 AM  
I saw that, too, and thought that "Jim Harbaugh is an asshole" was an equally obvious statement.
 
2014-01-02 09:52:13 AM  

AntonChigger: Generation_D: This is your big brother trading you his best player for a 6th round pick.

I never understood this.  Why did they trade Boldin in the first place? Was he preventing them from paying Flak-o more money?


ELITE.
 
2014-01-02 09:56:43 AM  
That is a pretty awesome headline.
 
2014-01-02 09:57:40 AM  

AntonChigger: Generation_D: This is your big brother trading you his best player for a 6th round pick.

I never understood this.  Why did they trade Boldin in the first place? Was he preventing them from paying Flak-o more money?


He was carrying a pretty big cap number IIRC, and yeah, I'm pretty sure it was before they signed Flacco. They were asking him to do a restructure of some kind, and he wasn't having it.

Plus, while he had a good '12 (921 yards, 4 TD's), those weren't "We'll never replace this guy" numbers. He was great for them in the playoffs of course but also 32 years old. I'm sure they figured that Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones could pick up the slack.
 
2014-01-02 10:02:25 AM  

AntonChigger: Generation_D: This is your big brother trading you his best player for a 6th round pick.

I never understood this.  Why did they trade Boldin in the first place? Was he preventing them from paying Flak-o more money?


Or family collusion between the Harbaughs was allowed by the league.
 
2014-01-02 10:12:28 AM  

jayhawk88: He was carrying a pretty big cap number IIRC, and yeah, I'm pretty sure it was before they signed Flacco. They were asking him to do a restructure of some kind, and he wasn't having it.

Plus, while he had a good '12 (921 yards, 4 TD's), those weren't "We'll never replace this guy" numbers. He was great for them in the playoffs of course but also 32 years old. I'm sure they figured that Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones could pick up the slack.


$7.5 million cap figure, and yes, he turned down a restructure (can't blame him for that).  I think the Ravens were counting in Dennis Pitta to pick up more of Boldin's numbers than anyone else, which of course didn't quite work out for them.

Like pretty much every Ravens fan, I'm happy to see Boldin succeeding in San Francisco & wouldn't mind seeing him pick up another ring.  Wish he was still in Baltimore, but that's the business side of things.
 
2014-01-02 10:27:09 AM  
Boldin's replacement was rookie Marlon Brown.   They both had the same number of TDs (7).   Boldin had an extra 33 receptions for about 650 additional yards.   Brown cost about $6.5M less.

Would Boldin have been enough to get the Ravens into the playoffs this year?   Maybe.   Would the Ravens o-line still been terrible?   Yes.   Running game ineffective?  Probably.

Would the D have been as good?   NO.   Boldin savin's were used on defensive players.
 
2014-01-02 10:41:54 AM  

Generation_D: AntonChigger: Generation_D: This is your big brother trading you his best player for a 6th round pick.

I never understood this.  Why did they trade Boldin in the first place? Was he preventing them from paying Flak-o more money?

Or family collusion between the Harbaughs was allowed by the league.


I get the impression that the Harbaughs haven't really "colluded" much on anything their entire lives. Kind of picturing 13 year old John schooling 12 year old Jim in driveway basketball, having 3 inches on him and just holding the ball aloft, saying "What's the matter, Jimmy, don't you want it? I'm holding it right there, steal it! No? OK...SWISH!"
 
2014-01-02 10:48:59 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Anquan Boldin is a dessert topping.


He's also a floor wax.
 
2014-01-02 10:52:48 AM  

Primitive Screwhead: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Anquan Boldin is a dessert topping.

He's also a floor wax.


Good God, we're old!
 
2014-01-02 11:13:25 AM  
Boldin is often described as having strong hands. How do you get strong hands? Hmm.
 
2014-01-02 11:13:34 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Anquan Boldin is a dessert topping.


JFK was a jelly doughnut.
 
2014-01-02 11:18:30 AM  

Rhypskallion: Would the D have been as good?   NO.   Boldin savin's were used on defensive players.


The same Ravens D that got smashed whenever they faced a solid QB?  No, there were problems on defense as well that got exposed over the course of the season.  There's a reason why every Red Zone trip ended with a TD in the last three games.
 
2014-01-02 11:31:52 AM  

degenerate-afro: The same Ravens D that got smashed whenever they faced a solid QB?


He didn't say the D was spectacular. But I'm sure that they would have been absolutely terrible if that money wasn't spent on it. Now it's the O-line's turn for some money.
 
2014-01-02 11:40:56 AM  
 
2014-01-02 11:41:55 AM  
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2014-01-02 11:42:54 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Primitive Screwhead: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Anquan Boldin is a dessert topping.

He's also a floor wax.

Good God, we're old!


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2014-01-02 12:11:30 PM  
This guy right here can identify players in the National Football League!

{/Gruden}
 
2014-01-02 12:36:24 PM  

UNC_Samurai: This guy right here can identify players in the National Football League!

{/Gruden}


I tell ya Jaws, I like this guy Jim Harbaugh.  That's a guy that says to me that he can bring a high level of play to this San Francisco Forty-Niners organization in the National Football League.
 
2014-01-02 12:41:56 PM  

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2014-01-02 01:01:08 PM  
"I hate fark Anquan Boldin every chance I get because he's a football player, and I'm really angry all the time. John told me I'd love that too. And I do."
 
2014-01-02 01:03:08 PM  
Hearing Bob Uecker call a football game would be pretty awesome.
 
2014-01-02 01:16:01 PM  

UDel_Kitty: degenerate-afro: The same Ravens D that got smashed whenever they faced a solid QB?

He didn't say the D was spectacular. But I'm sure that they would have been absolutely terrible if that money wasn't spent on it. Now it's the O-line's turn for some money.


I blame a lot of the D sucking on the coordinator.

He has two very good and one decent CB. A handy cap of having basically 2 SS and no FS, but a line and front 7 on paper that should be dominant.

The blitz and pressure schemes were incredibly easy to read and didn't change as offenses easily figured them out later in the season.

The O-line... Well... You have a center that is not only PFF's worst graded center of the year, but also the third worst of the past 5 years. And next to him at LG? The guy who lost the preseason battle for center.

Ugly.
 
2014-01-02 01:24:45 PM  
Wow, until someone mentioned Uecker, that joke was just a bit outside. It tried the corner and missed. Great headline.
 
2014-01-02 01:38:48 PM  

Deneb81: Ugly.


In a nutshell.
 
2014-01-02 02:06:01 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-02 02:12:20 PM  

edmo: [img.fark.net image 642x366]


Insert joke tenuously tying a Vikings game to the Holy Roman Empire for Dennis Miller's thankfully short stint.
 
2014-01-02 03:27:10 PM  

machoprogrammer: That is a pretty awesome headline.


Definitely flirting with Harry Doyle greatness.
 
2014-01-02 03:49:56 PM  

Rhypskallion: Boldin's replacement was rookie Marlon Brown.   They both had the same number of TDs (7).   Boldin had an extra 33 receptions for about 650 additional yards.   Brown cost about $6.5M less.

Would Boldin have been enough to get the Ravens into the playoffs this year?   Maybe.   Would the Ravens o-line still been terrible?   Yes.   Running game ineffective?  Probably.

Would the D have been as good?   NO.   Boldin savin's were used on defensive players.


Pretty much sums it up. They were depending on Pitta to fill his shoes some too, we know what happened there.

//I hope that o-line and any coaches associated with it (minus Yanda and Monroe) are banished from Baltimore in the off season.
 
2014-01-02 03:52:31 PM  

Deneb81: UDel_Kitty: degenerate-afro: The same Ravens D that got smashed whenever they faced a solid QB?

He didn't say the D was spectacular. But I'm sure that they would have been absolutely terrible if that money wasn't spent on it. Now it's the O-line's turn for some money.

I blame a lot of the D sucking on the coordinator.

He has two very good and one decent CB. A handy cap of having basically 2 SS and no FS, but a line and front 7 on paper that should be dominant.

The blitz and pressure schemes were incredibly easy to read and didn't change as offenses easily figured them out later in the season.

The O-line... Well... You have a center that is not only PFF's worst graded center of the year, but also the third worst of the past 5 years. And next to him at LG? The guy who lost the preseason battle for center.

Ugly.


I agree with you on that one too, Pees was way too vanilla given the talent he had on defense.
 
2014-01-02 11:12:52 PM  

mjones73: Pretty much sums it up. They were depending on Pitta to fill his shoes some too, we know what happened there.

//I hope that o-line and any coaches associated with it (minus Yanda and Monroe) are banished from Baltimore in the off season.


Pitta is a free agent.  Ravens receiving TEs have a long history of being injured when they're needed for a playoff run.   Some of those guys were expensive.  He has not proven he can stay healthy.   I wonder if he'll be back.
 
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