Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 3/12/13
Trade for Baltimore: I get that the Ravens were going to cut Anquan Boldin if they couldn’t find a suitor via trade and given that it’s good that they got something for him, but I question the logic of cutting him in the first place. He was just as big a reason why they won the Super Bowl as Joe Flacco and Flacco, who they just signed to a massive long-term deal, took Boldin’s side in negotiating with the Ravens and supported his stand when he was asked to take a pay cut. Flacco knows he owes Boldin a ton. The last thing you want to do is upset your franchise quarterback. I get that the Ravens needed to clear some cap room, but there were other ways of doing so (his pay cut was only going to clear 2 million, so it’s not like they felt they definitely needed to clear 6 million) and Boldin wasn’t an absolute must get rid of at his scheduled salary. He was worth the 6 million he was owed next season. He didn’t have huge numbers this year, but made some excellent catches, especially in ...
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