Sounds like a weaker version of Dennis Pitta, who we just asked to take a paycut. I rest my case.
Sorry, but Boldin is NOT a weaker version of Dennis Pitta. How do you even back that statement up? Boldin has missed just 2 games in the last 4 years, and hauled in 8 TD passes last season. Even at 36 years old, I'd rather have him on the field than Pitta.
1. I don't care about TD catches, because they are too inconsistent for just about every WR. He caught 8 last year and 7 the two years prior. 2. A lesser version to the extent of receptions, which is what the original commenter said we should sign him for. If the basis for signing him is so that he will simply catch passes, then he's a lesser version of Pitta to that extent. 3. I don't want Boldin because I want to get younger and better at that position (and frankly most positions). I don't think anybody is looking at this team or roster thinking that we are in a position to make some sort of SB run next season. Signing him would be some sort of fan-favorite nostalgia move I guess, but I fail to see how the Baltimore Ravens are a better football team long term by signing him.
"I don't care about TD catches" Seriously?
Not for individual players I don't. I mean you can pick just about any WR you want. Radical swings in TD catches on a year over year basis. Everytime I hear somebody say "so and so caught X # of TDs last season, so he's good for that again", they're wrong almost every single time. Pick the greatest WRs you've ever seen. All have radical shifts in TD catches over a short period of time. Heck, here's just Ravens examples: Boldin: first year here he catches 7 TDs. The very next year... he averages 10 yards/game more, has more yardage, increases his Yards/Catch by 2.5 yards... all in 2 less games. His TDs dropped from 7 to 3. Literally every possibly metric says he was a better, more efficient, more productive WR for this team in 2011 than in 2010, yet his TD numbers were less than half. Why is that? Torrey Smith: averaged 70 yards/game in 2013, career highs in receptions, yards, YPG, yards/catch, etc. Had 4 TDs The next year, Ravens career lows in receptions, yardage, YPG, yards/catch... has 11 TDs, almost three times as many. Why is that? Again, if you guys step away from the box scores, you'll get this.
This is separate from your argument, just a statement. For Torrey 2014 IMO was a much better season than his receptions, yardage and YPG show, He was a PI magnet that year and didn't even have to catch the ball half the time to get us 25-50 yards. I felt like every game he was getting PI's on bombs.