Monday, March 8, 2010
A Change in Flight: Ravens trade for Anquan Boldin
The Baltimore Ravens finally solved their seemingly endless problem of finding a top wide receiver to go with their developing offense. The Ravens acquired veteran wideout Anquan Boldin and a 5th round pick in the 2010 draft from the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a 3rd and 4th round pick.
The Ravens have been looking for a top wide receiver for years, and finally believe they have found their man. Boldin, 29, has been one of the best producing receivers of the past decade. His career stats speak for their self, and his hard work-ethic, toughness, and grit should fit perfectly with the Ravens style of play. Boldin is known for his physical abilities, and his desire to make tough catches over the middle and yards after catch ability.
This is a tremendous coupe for the Ravens. Boldin will bring instant toughness to a receiving core that is going through a bit of a makeover. With speedster Donte Stallworth already on board, the Ravens hope they can start winning games by scoring points of they need to, rather than just stopping the other team.
The Ravens will hold a press conference on March 8 at 3 PM to officially welcome Boldin to Baltimore.
This is a big move for the team, and a welcome addition to the city.
I will have more analysis on the trade as we go along