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:
Keith Melchior not exactly in love with DHB
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
NFL.com’s Steve Wyche mocks Heyward-Bey to Ravens
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
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)
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
The Official Site says Vasquez, Neal share Team MVP award
Washington Times’ Patrick Stevens says Hayes has been Williams’ ‘finisher’
The Official Site says Mustangs trounce Wesley, will host CAC Championship Game Sunday
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
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
The Official Site says Mids trying to snap 35 game losing streak to Hopkins Saturday
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
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.