Rumor about Boldin on SI w/ Dall. interested

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  1. mmillman

    mmillman Well-Known Member

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    The Cardinals' salary spotlight shifted instantly to wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who is scheduled to be paid considerably less than his receiving counterpart. Last season, the Cardinals offered Boldin a contract extension, and here's the key fact to consider: Boldin told them he wanted to wait for Larry Fitzgerald to finalize his new deal. Now that he has, it dwarfs Boldin's, whose average annual salary is three to four times less than Fitzgerald's. Philadelphia, Washington and Dallas have explored the possibility of acquiring a big-name wide receiver, only to find that there aren't any readily available. Now those teams could wind up exploring Boldin's availability.
  2. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    I'm assuming Boldin only has one year left on his contract or these talks are a little silly?

    I still like RW from detroit better. I think he could be had at a tad of a discount compared to Boldin because its clear he wants to come back home.
  3. mmillman

    mmillman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I think Boldin has one year left and now is way underpaid in comparison to Fitz. That is the dilemna for these teams that will lose these marquee guys for nothing.
  4. RealCowboyfan

    RealCowboyfan Championship

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    What make these guys think Cowboys can afford players of his caliber. Look how cheap Jerry Jones was in free agency.
  5. masomenos

    masomenos Less is more

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    You mean retaining all of our key players from a 13-3 team, including a 6 yeard 43+ million dollar deal to Flozell Adams that had 15 million in guaranteed money? What a penny pincher.
  6. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    Was that being cheap, or smart?? Has it occurred to you that maybe the Cowboys didn't like the players available on this market, and saw nobody they were willing to overspend for??

    The Cowboys have the flexibility to create a significant amount of cap room if the right opportunities present themselves, but each time they play the renegotiation game, they limit future flexibility... so IMO, it's nothing but judicious to pick and choose which free agents you wish to pursue VERRRRRY carefully...

    Jerry's got a lot of flaws, but being cheap's not one of them...
  7. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    Some people just don't get it.
  8. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Cheap? What was there to spend money on?
  9. dfense

    dfense Well-Known Member

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    Boldin is more a posession guy, like Crayton. They need someone to stretch the D.

    COWBOYSNUM1 Active Member

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    I would love to have Boldin also, but these talks are silly. He's locked up for 3 more years.

    Per Schefter, some in the Cardinals organization actually regard Boldin as the better wideout. But Boldin will make far, far less than Fitzgerald over the next three seasons — he’s due to earn base salaries of $2.5 million, $2.75 million, $3 million in 2008, 2009, and 2010, respectively. (PFT)
  11. firehawk350

    firehawk350 Active Member

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    I wouldn't really call Boldin a strict possession receiver exactly. He's a great after the catch guy though, a lot like TO.
  12. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    For that kind of money I wouldn't trade him either if I were the Cards.
  13. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Boldin has 3 years left. The Cardinals would be crazy to trade him as he is very cheap.
  14. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    so no official conf. we're interested, just some writers guess we could be.
  15. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to trade for Boldin. Don't see it happening, but still...
  16. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Jones is ever "cheap". He is just spending his money where he and his staff feel the value is. He did the right thing in not overspending in free agency. Now you may have a point about the affordability of Bouldin.
  17. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    Exactly. Unless he holds out or does something drastic, he just doesn't have any leverage.

    Boy would I love to get him, though. He's one tough, strong, hard-playing mofo.
  18. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    COME on down to big D
  19. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    difference between blowing money on overrated system players then retaining our own skilled players. there wasn't one f.a. that screamed we needed to get him
  20. Yakuza Rich

    Yakuza Rich Well-Known Member

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    Just like we were with Fitzgerald, Randy Moss, Javon Walker, Asante Samuel, Drayton Florence, and others.

    Nothing like batting a big, fat, pregnant .000 there.


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