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  • The Boldin Trade

    What we hear is Boldin and a 5th round pick to the Ravens for 3rd and 4th round picks. 1st off how do you trade a 28 year old all pro WR and not get a 1st round pick? Cards should not have gotten anything less the a 2nd and 4th for him, I would not have taken anything less then a 1st. If Roy Williams is worth a 1st, 3rd and 6th, I do not understand why the Cards dumped him for anything less then a 1st round pick from anybody. Dallas offered them a 1st two years ago and they said no, is he a worse player now? What do you people think?

  • #2
    Originally posted by superfly69 View Post
    1st off how do you trade a 28 year old all pro WR and not get a 1st round pick?
    First off he is 29 turning 30 early in the season. Second I am sure the Cards would have loved a first round pick, no one was offering that so they took the best offer they could.


    Cards should not have gotten anything less the a 2nd and 4th for him, I would not have taken anything less then a 1st. If Roy Williams is worth a 1st, 3rd and 6th, I do not understand why the Cards dumped him for anything less then a 1st round pick from anybody
    The fact that Dallas overpayed has nothing to do with the market for Boldin the last two years. EVERYONE thought that Dallas overpayed and no other teams are going to offer something like that. If you want to play the comparison game the Raiders traded Randy Moss for a 4th, looks like we got a steal getting a 3 and a 4. Boldin was available last year and the best offer we got was a mid 2nd. At the time he still had two years left on his contract and we still had Warner so there was more value in keeping him.

    We can afford to trade him this year because:

    We have developed talent to replace him (Breaston and Doucet).
    It is the last year of his contract and he is not coming back.
    We want to transition to a running game.
    Our record without him is 5-2 (I think) over the last two years.

    Why the market is down for him:

    He is going to be 30 years old.
    Has an injury history and the type of injuries he has are ones that often reoccur.
    Any trade for him would require a new contract extension.

    Dallas offered them a 1st two years ago and they said no, is he a worse player now? What do you people think?
    He is two years older. His contract has gone from affordable to expensive (new extension). He has picked up a reputation for being injury prone the last two years. He has clashed with coaches and management.

    Now if I was team like the Bucs/NE/KC with multiple 2nd rounders I would have definitely given one up for him. But at the end of the day the best offer we got was the 3rd and the 4th and to be honest I am pretty happy with that.
    Last edited by Stranger; 03-06-2010, 06:04 AM. Reason: typo

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    • #3
      I would have held out for a better offer. One was coming from somewhere. And I hate to tell you but there is no salary cap anymore! Where have you been? It doesn't matter how "expensive" he is. It's another bone head move by a team that wouldn't even be in the playoffs the last 2 years, if they didn't play in the weakest division in all of football. No Warner and no Bolden? Goodbye division title.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by superfly69 View Post
        No Warner and no Bolden? Goodbye division title.
        It's Boldin.


        I would have held out for a better offer. One was coming from somewhere
        From where? The teams that wanted Boldin were the ones in the bidding today and we took the best offer. The Ravens even had a backup plan with Walter so they could have fallen out of the bidding.

        And I hate to tell you but there is no salary cap anymore! Where have you been? It doesn't matter how "expensive" he is
        In terms of cap, no it doesn't matter. In terms of how palatable a trade is for an owner, yes it does.

        It's another bone head move by a team that wouldn't even be in the playoffs the last 2 years, if they didn't play in the weakest division in all of football
        Lame.

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        • #5
          i had alot of stuff written out but i decided to delete it because im drunk



          so please educate yourself before you come into this section of the forum again

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Stranger View Post


            Lame.

            Snappy comeback.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by fenikz View Post
              i had alot of stuff written out but i decided to delete it because im drunk



              so please educate yourself before you come into this section of the forum again
              Drunk postings are the ones that make the most sense from people who don't know football.
              Last edited by superfly69; 03-06-2010, 01:11 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by superfly69 View Post
                Snappy comeback.
                Also lame.

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                • #9
                  just traded our 4th and next year's 7th for Kerry Rhodes

                  love this, he had a bad year but was a top tier safety in season prior to that

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                  • #10
                    Definitely a good move, especially considering how little we gave up. I liked Rolle but to be honest he was inconsistent as a tackler and still adjusting to playing at safety. I think Rhodes can easily replace his production (he has less upside though).

                    On a different note I am all for trading 2011 picks if we can pick up some good players. With the potential lockout happening in 2011 alot of good juniors came out this year so the senior crop will be mediocre, plus it means that good juniors next year will likely stay in school and wait for 2012. So pretty much:

                    2010 draft - lots of talent
                    2011 draft - less talent
                    2012 draft - lots of talent again.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fenikz View Post
                      just traded our 4th and next year's 7th for Kerry Rhodes

                      love this, he had a bad year but was a top tier safety in season prior to that
                      Saved 2 Million dollars and got a pure free safety, instead of a guy who was a corner and is trying to be a free safety. Good move, for a team that needed to make one.

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                      • #12
                        saved 30 mil not 2

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by fenikz View Post
                          saved 30 mil not 2
                          Rolle wasn't a free agent, they released him to avoid his 4 million dollar roster bonus. They only had to pay Rhodes a 2 Million dollar bonus. Thats a difference of 2 Million. Got it? Shmuck

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by superfly69 View Post
                            Rolle wasn't a free agent, they released him to avoid his 4 million dollar roster bonus. They only had to pay Rhodes a 2 Million dollar bonus. Thats a difference of 2 Million. Got it? Shmuck
                            4 million roster bonus and 8 million salary for the year, so 10 million just for the season. Rhodes is also signed until 2013, if we wanted to keep Rolle until then we would have to pony up the 7 to 8 million a year he got in his new contract.

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