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    Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe



    This is a hypothetical question

    You only have cap space in 2013 for 1 of them.

    Who do you keep? Boldin or Ellerbe?
    He Who Dares.....Wins




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Tough question... Boldin's reliability vs Ellerbe's upside... I think I lean towards Boldin.




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Ellerbe. He's still young and in his prime. Also, I think losing Ellerbe would be the bigger hit. He was probably the best player on defense. Boldin had an amazing playoff run, but we still have other receivers that can make plays. We don't really have any solid depth behind Ellerbe.




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    I love Boldin, but its got to be Ellerbe for me. Currently we have a lot more depth at WR than we do ILB, and Ellerbe has more upside.




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Quote Originally Posted by leachisabeast View Post
    I love Boldin, but its got to be Ellerbe for me. Currently we have a lot more depth at WR than we do ILB, and Ellerbe has more upside.
    In a vacuum, without looking at who we have/ don't have on either side of the ball I would say Q. But, our defensive needs are a lot more pressing than our offense so it's Ellerbe who is more of a necessity. I still think we can keep both.....




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Quote Originally Posted by GOTA View Post
    This is a hypothetical question

    You only have cap space in 2013 for 1 of them.

    Who do you keep? Boldin or Ellerbe?
    WOW, Gman, you've really posed a question that will take some time to think about. I believe that Ellerbe has more years to play, but Boldin brings a facet that our newly signed ($120 mil.) QB needs. Since our team is still a Super Bowl contender, and I feel Boldin would be a little harder to replace, I'm going to vote for Q. WHEW... Bc




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Boldin. I never liked Ellerbe though. Showboating while down two TDs in a preseason game. He showed up last year year but never seemed to make the jump in the prior years despite flashes. I think he was merely the best of the worst on a decimated squad and I think we can bring in better via FA and draft to go with Suggs, Upshaw, Bynes & our PS depth.




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    It's a passing league. I think it's a lot tougher to find a receiver who can replace Boldin than an inside linebacker who can replace Ellerbe. It's also a lot easier to win without a great defense than it is without a great passing offense. It wouldn't be the best move for the future but it would be better for 2013 in my opinion.
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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Ellerbe without doubt.




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Ellerbe and to me it's not that close. Ellerbe is younger and fills more of a pressing and immediate need as well gives us some continuity (and a much needed impact player) at the LB position. I love Quan and he will always be a Raven to me where ever he winds up next but he's a WR. Those guys are a dime a dozen even one as tough as Quan. There was the same fretting and anxiousness when Mason and Heap were cut. Those guys got replaced pretty well.

    Who knows --maybe Oz takes a guy like Austin at 32 and adds an even greater dimension to the O than Quan would.




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven Werewolf View Post
    ... I love Quan and he will always be a Raven to me where ever he winds up next but he's a WR. Those guys are a dime a dozen even one as tough as Quan...
    Are you sure you don't want to rethink this ? A dime a dozen ? He not only snatches passes out of the air, even with a DBack hanging all over him, but he is one of the best blocking WRs in the league. wolf, you have vastly underestimated Boldin IMO... Bc




  12. Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Quote Originally Posted by BcRaven View Post
    Are you sure you don't want to rethink this ? A dime a dozen ? He not only snatches passes out of the air, even with a DBack hanging all over him, but he is one of the best blocking WRs in the league. wolf, you have vastly underestimated Boldin IMO... Bc
    ^ THIS without a doubt People are freggin' nuts if they think Boldin can be replaced




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    It has to be Ellerbe. We have to remember that we are not going to running the same offensive system next year. I don't think Q is a great fit for Caldwell's system. His position is normally filled with shifty fast guys. Boldin is neither of these. I am sure Caldwell can make it work but 6+ million for a square peg in a round hole is kind of steep. Maybe they have not looked at an extension because even if they keep him this year, they don't see him in their future plans.

    We are already looking to fill a lot of holes in the D next year. Ellerbe is being looked at as a cornerstone player going forward. Our front seven has a dearth of playmakers at this point, and Ellerbe has the potential to be one.




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    Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPoeJangles View Post
    I don't think Q is a great fit for Caldwell's system. His position is normally filled with shifty fast guys.
    Yeah, we clearly seen that in the play offs.




  15. Re: Who would you Rather Keep? Boldin or Ellerbe

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPoeJangles View Post
    It has to be Ellerbe. We have to remember that we are not going to running the same offensive system next year. I don't think Q is a great fit for Caldwell's system. His position is normally filled with shifty fast guys. Boldin is neither of these. I am sure Caldwell can make it work but 6+ million for a square peg in a round hole is kind of steep. Maybe they have not looked at an extension because even if they keep him this year, they don't see him in their future plans.

    We are already looking to fill a lot of holes in the D next year. Ellerbe is being looked at as a cornerstone player going forward. Our front seven has a dearth of playmakers at this point, and Ellerbe has the potential to be one.
    Ellerbe is always injured and Caldwell's going to be gone next season




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