I've been saying it all season, ever since the first mentions of cutting him on this board popped up. Anquan Boldin is the only receiver on our roster who can take over a game. Torrey just isn't a number one receiver yet. He's a solid number two. Jones is a great compliment receiver. I'm sorry, but I'm just not sold on Tandon Doss at all, as some fans seem to be. Anquan Boldin is the best receiver on this roster, the only guy we can count on, not for a single clutch catch, but for an entire clutch game, and the guy who has the most chemistry with Flacco, maybe tied with Pitta.
Ozzie has shown that, no matter how big a defensive loss seems at the time, good drafting and under-the-radar moves in free agency will always maintain a good defense. Boldin has become the receiver we were never able to find in 14 seasons. Questions about losing Reed vs. Ellerbe vs. Kruger vs Cary Williams, etc are real concerns. But, I would take Anquan Boldin over all of them for the future of this team.
For a guy with an infamous lack of speed, it's not as though we have any reason to think he's going to "slow down" over the next year or two, because of the hard truth that he is a 32-year-old receiver. For all the receptions records that he holds, he's never played better than he did in this postseason, and that kind of chemistry with Joe is too valuable to lose now that we've finally found it.
Boldin, who isn't even a free agent, might be the biggest priority to retain this offseason.
Edited by Footman DCXLV, 05 February 2013 - 03:07 AM.