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He sounded dead serious to me as well.
Simply put, Boldin makes Flacco a better quarterback.
Jamal also had a 2K+ yard season while in purple and black. That's nothing to sneeze at. Personally, I put him in my personal ROH for the 295 yard Browns game, alone. Damn, that was fun.
Mason had pretty great single games too. And you want to talk about a team player, do you remember the Dallas game where he seperated his shoulder, yet went out and caught a TD and played remainder of the game with one arm basically DANGLING?
But again, I think he's a borderline case. I think the fact that the Ravens had the retirement press conference with him could work in his favor, as obviously we were in agreement about having it to celebrate his time as a Raven. I could see the argument on either side.
Boldin has a ring and his character over Mason. With some more stats, he moves into slam dunk category for me.
Derrick Mason did a lot for the Baltimore community as well and showed toughness on the field. However, I do not think that Jamal's attitude, late his career, rivals Mason's.
Anquan Boldin's comments, in response to a question about Cam Cameron, were intriguing. He gave off the sense that he felt the team would have won, in spite of Cam Cameron, had he not been fired.
Boldin playing for the Ravens next year would cause heartburn for opposing Dc's. Flacco would have the same receivers for 3 years in a row, has that ever happened for him before(beside Heap and Mason)? I mean 3 receivers who are healthy most of the season and can stretch the field.