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    Re: Boldin



    Aaron Wilson ‏@RavensInsider One more thing on Boldin, Ravens don't have to cut him per se because they are under the cap, $12.263 million under But they want more space

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    Oh well, as much as this sucks they were bound to be faced with the decision sooner or later.

    Now the whole Ravens are old and over the hill mantra can be put to bed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenMadness View Post
    Aaron Wilson ‏@RavensInsider One more thing on Boldin, Ravens don't have to cut him per se because they are under the cap, $12.263 million under But they want more space
    So no need to panic just yet basically.
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    Re: Boldin

    Quote Originally Posted by middleriverterp View Post
    Q said he wanted to stay a Raven or retire, I guess the question is, "How badly do you want to be a Raven?"
    There's been rumors he's been rethinking this statement as of late. Sounds like CincyCat could get his wish...if Boldin is cut, I see him signing on somewhere else for another year or two.
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  5. #29

    Re: Boldin

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Teams that pay players on past performance are not in the playoffs every year.

    Asking him to restructure is perfectly reasonable at this point.
    Doesn't sound like it's a restructure. It's asking him to take a pay cut. Two separate things.




  6. Re: Boldin

    Quote Originally Posted by Flipping Birdie View Post
    I have to presume Leach is getting cut by Tuesday. Cutting him is a bit of a no brainer. Paying Leach, but not paying Boldin, would be crazy.
    THIS ^




  7. #31

    Re: Boldin

    The problem with this is that there is no one proven to step into Boldin's role in the offense. Doss seems to be assumed to be the guy but he has not done jack to show he can. If you are going to pay your QB top dollar not only do you need a LT but you need a good receiving core with trusted weapons. Flacco does not immediately connect with receivers. It took Boldin a few years and a new offensive coordinator to gain Flacco's trust that he would make the tough catches in coverage. Jacoby has bad hands and everyone loves to say Doss has the best hands, but then what happened in the Colts game? 2 drops. I'm afraid this would be a serious blow to a possible repeat.




  8. #32

    Re: Boldin

    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Have folks forgotten about Heap or Mason?

    This isn't a personal decision. It's a business one, one that has always kept this team in the playoff hunt.

    I'd hate to see him go just as much as everyone, but its a huge cap number and I'd hate more we hold on to big contracts for sentimental reasons rather than doing what's best for the team as a whole.

    Lets wait and see how this plays out.
    BUT I think we can all agree Heap and Mason were more or less done. Their careers fizzled out after they left, and Heap was already becoming less effective.

    Boldin has years left in him clearly. Losing him would be a much bigger drop in talent on the team than replacing Heap with Pitta and Mason with Smith/Jones.




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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    There's been rumors he's been rethinking this statement as of late.
    I never believed him in the first place. I thought it was either posturing or him conveying to the Ravens he'd be interested in a cap friendlier extension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StingerNLG View Post
    BUT I think we can all agree Heap and Mason were more or less done. Their careers fizzled out after they left, and Heap was already becoming less effective.

    Boldin has years left in him clearly. Losing him would be a much bigger drop in talent on the team than replacing Heap with Pitta and Mason with Smith/Jones.
    Heap, yes.

    But this board went nuclear when Mason was booted. And nobody knew he was done until the following season.

    Every year it's the same thing. Player X, who is either a fan favorite and has a high cap hit, gets let go and fans explode, all the while those same fans forget that year after year we are able to reload and remain in the hunt.

    I want Q back. Badly. But not at the expense of handcuffing the team and certainly not for sentimental reasons.

    Right player, right price.
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    Re: Boldin

    Quote Originally Posted by LukeDaniel View Post
    Doesn't sound like it's a restructure. It's asking him to take a pay cut. Two separate things.
    That may just be bargaining posturing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    Have folks forgotten about Heap or Mason?

    This isn't a personal decision. It's a business one, one that has always kept this team in the playoff hunt.

    I'd hate to see him go just as much as everyone, but its a huge cap number and I'd hate more we hold on to big contracts for sentimental reasons rather than doing what's best for the team as a whole.

    Lets wait and see how this plays out.
    Gotta make room for Jake Long. ;-)

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