Friday Morning’s Crabs and Beer (and Boldin)

April 17, 2009 | Glenn Clark

Having covered Anquan Boldin for 2 seasons with the Cardinals during my exile to Phoenix; I have made my feelings for “Q” very evident during my time with WNST. I think Anquan is not only an outstanding Wide Receiver, I also think he is a tremendous human being.

Acquiring Anquan Boldin would-in my mind-make the Ravens a legitimate Super Bowl contender again, on par with the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, and Indianapolis Colts in the AFC. A first and third round pick does not seem to be an excessive price to pay for him, either.

But if gets much beyond a first and third, I could certainly understand the Ravens choosing to hold on to their picks and trust their ‘process.’

Let’s see what everyone else has to say….

Best of Thursday’s WNST Blogs:

Glenn Clark says potential Boldin deal could shape Ravens’ Draft

Thyrl Nelson says Montanez remains hot at Norfolk, adding 2 hits in win

Keith Melchior not exactly in love with DHB

RAVENS:

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says oft-injured LB Burgess feels he has ‘something to prove’ in ‘09

The Official Site’s Mike Duffy says schedule tougher than strength of schedule lets on

The Sun’s Jamison Hensley says Ravens interested in pursuing Cardinals’ Boldin

The Sun’s Rick Maese says Madden told Ravens’ ‘PR guy’ Byrne he got into coaching to be ‘teacher’

The Sun’s Ken Murray says Eagles, Giants likely competition to land Boldin

Examiner Tony Wisniewski thinks Ravens should make move to acquire Boldin

Examiner Phil Macek thinks Ravens should Draft DHB

Examiner Steve DeClue doesn’t think Ravens ‘enthralled’ with Boldin

Carroll County Times’ Aaron Wilson says Newsome semi-confirms interest in Boldin

ESPN.com’s James Walker wonders if Ravens have ‘enough firepower’ to acquire Boldin

ESPN.com’s James Walker doesn’t think Ravens view CB as ‘position of need’

ESPN.com’s James Walker says James Harrison’s contract could impact Suggs

Sporting News War Room mocks Rutgers WR Britt, Florida TE Ingram, Hawaii DE Veikune, Purdue RB Sheets, North Carolina OT Reynolds, Arkansas TE Davie to Ravens

NFL.com’s Steve Wyche mocks Heyward-Bey to Ravens

ORIOLES:

The Official Site’s Spencer Fordin says Walker feels healthy, ‘confident’

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Roberts, Jones, Markakis, Huff ‘terrorizing’ baseball

The Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec says Ellsbury, Pedroia, Ortiz struggling at top of Red Sox lineup

The Sun’s Childs Walker says despite slow start, Wieters still has fantasy possibilities

The Sun’s Dean Jones Jr. says Wieters smacked first home run of season for Norfolk

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck says Patton threw 6 scoreless innings in Baysox home opener

The Sun’s Peter Schmuck thinks Bergesen’s trip to Baltimore ‘fast approaching’

Examiner Steve DeClue hopes Birds used off day to ‘regroup’

Virginian-Pilot says Waters went 6 innings for Tides in win over Charlotte

Frederick News-Post says Bordes picks up win in relief for Keys in Myrtle Beach

Frederick News-Post’s Stan Goldberg says Bascom to start home opener tonight vs. Salem for Keys

Boston Globe says Jones enters Sox series red hot

SI’s Ted Keith has O’s 13th in power rankings

TERRAPINS FOOTBALL:

The Official Site says D. Scott’s TD pass to T. Smith highlighted 10th practice of Spring

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph didn’t appear particularly ‘thrilled’ with practice

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph not overly thrilled with progress of backup QB Robinson

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Ralph thinks post-DHB wideouts ‘haven’t stood out at all’

Terrapin Times’ Keith Cavanaugh says El Cajon (California) QB prospect visited Thursday (must subscribe)

Turtle Sports Report’s Dan Hilbert says Petersburg (VA) DB Eric Magruder has Terps ‘high on list’ (must subscribe)

TERRAPINS LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews tomorrows trip to Penn at Franklin Field

Inside Lacrosse’s Christian Swezey says Brian Farrell to sit out remainder of season, redshirt

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Cottle didn’t want Farrell trying to ‘play hurt’
The Diamondback’s Michael Katz
says Reed ‘likely’ to start for Terps against Quakers

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says loss of Farrell part of why Terps have struggled

TERRAPINS BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Vasquez, Neal share Team MVP award

Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Hayes has been Williams’ ‘finisher’

STEVENSON LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Mustangs trounce Wesley, will host CAC Championship Game Sunday

SALISBURY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Gulls avenge loss; trounce St. Mary’s to advance to CAC title rematch with Stevenson

The Sun says DeLillo scored 5 goals, Berkman 2 to help Gulls to CAC semifinal victory

UMBC BASKETBALL:

The Official Site says Christian Brothers Academy guard Brian Neller signs with Retrievers

The Sun’s Matt Bracken says Monroe interested in St. Frances guard Jason Jones

UMBC LACROSSE:

The Official Site says fans can vote for Blevins, Poillon as America East Player of the Year

TOWSON LACROSSE:

The Official Site previews Tigers-Hens at Delaware Saturday

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Tigers lock up number 2 seed in CAA Tournament with win over Delaware

NAVY LACROSSE:

The Official Site says Mids trying to snap 35 game losing streak to Hopkins Saturday

NAVY FOOTBALL:

Annapolis Capital’s Bill Wagner says OC Jasper, Slotbacks coach DuPaix help offensive coaches drop weight

MT. ST. MARY’S LACROSSE:

The Sun’s Edward Lee says Eers have schedule advantage to make MAAC Tournament

HORSE RACING:

Pimlico Official Site says 10 races, Darryl Worley concert scheduled for Opening Day tomorrow

Daily Racing Form’s Matt Hegarty says short Pimlico session highlighted by Preakness, Black Eyed Susan

Thoroughbred Times says Mafaaz won’t run in Kentucky Derby

The Sun’s Bill Ordine says Pimlico opens with ‘clouded’ future due to Magna bankruptcy

CRYSTAL PALACE USA:

The Sun’s Todd Karpovich says Palace opens USL-2 season tonight vs. Riverhounds

SOME QUICK THOUGHTS:

-Do you think Jeremy Guthrie goes to the hill tonight at Fenway Park thinking “if I don’t win tonight, we might not win again for a week”?

-Navy 11, Hopkins 8. The streak ends Saturday, thanks to a strong performance by Tommy Phelan.
-Maryland 13, Penn 6. If the Terps were to somehow lose in Philadelphia, they’d go right to the NCAA Tournament bubble.
-Loyola 12, Fairfield 6. This SHOULD be a mismatch.
-UMBC 9, Hartford 5. The Retrievers are trying to prove more and more that they are a legitimate Final Four contender. That won’t change this weekend.
-Delaware 8, Towson 6. If Tony Seaman can get his team to turn things around before the end of the season, if will go down as one of his best coaching jobs.
-Salisbury 15, Stevenson 13. No one is beating the Gulls twice in one season.

Talk to you this weekend.

-G

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