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Boldin ready to start building rapport with Kaepernick

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Anquan Boldin just returned from a charity mission to Africa, but he knows he needs to make another trip, soon.

The newest 49ers wide receiver said he needs to get on a field with quarterback Colin Kaepernick soon so they can start developing some degree of chemistry.

That’s something that doesn’t just happen overnight,” Boldin said, via Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee. “Any time you see a quarterback and a receiver on the same page, that means they’ve spent time together. So that’s something I want to do.”

Lots of players talk about the importance of chemistry, but Boldin emphasized that he and Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco needed time together before they understood each other.

“There has to be a trust factor,” Boldin said. “Like I said, it didn’t happen overnight. It took probably a year for us to get on the same page and for him to have complete trust in me. So hopefully me and Colin can get together and try to shorten that window.”

The 49ers don’t have the benefit of a long courtship, since Boldin’s there on what amounts to a one-year, $6 million contract, which he wouldn’t mind seeing extended.

“I think any time you go somewhere, you don’t want to just be there for a year,” he said. “You definitely want to know that you’re wanted. You want to feel like that’s home. You don’t want to feel like it’s just a stop.”

Getting together with Kaepernick, and proving it’s a match, would probably help that process as well.

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31 Responses to “Boldin ready to start building rapport with Kaepernick”
  1. ninerdynasty says: Mar 21, 2013 11:57 AM

    Dear Boldin.. If you really want to shorten that windows ..Kaep is already training in ATL.. you should know where to find him.

  2. skeebo80 says: Mar 21, 2013 11:58 AM

    Think these two will fit together quite well.

  3. nfloracle says: Mar 21, 2013 12:09 PM

    The Ravens are going to regret not signing Boldin. That was one of the top five dumbest moves of the entire off season.

  4. joey49er says: Mar 21, 2013 12:11 PM

    Can’t wait to see this guy play next yr. Kapp will have some great wr to throw to. We also picked up Lockett from the seasquaks. And he and Kapp has been tearing it up getting ready for next season.

  5. time2speakup says: Mar 21, 2013 12:18 PM

    Two ultimate professionals who both fully realize the importance of their coming together and meshing – no prob! CK7 is so driven coming off that loss, I’m just hoping someone’s keeping an eye on him to keep him from “over doing it” – if that’s even possible for somebody his age.

  6. deathonwings410 says: Mar 21, 2013 12:21 PM

    should be a good fit. a young tough qb with a tough vet.

  7. calicowboysfan86 says: Mar 21, 2013 12:23 PM

    Boldin is a beast and a nice pickup for the niners.

  8. fuglyflorio says: Mar 21, 2013 12:24 PM

    Impossible. He’s a ‘Raven for Life’. He’ll retire before he plays for another team.

  9. drunkshortbusmunkeys says: Mar 21, 2013 12:26 PM

    So much for all that “Raven for life” talk huh?

  10. thehouseofho says: Mar 21, 2013 12:43 PM

    Why does everyone keep using the “Raven for life” quote out of context? He said he would retire if he were RELEASED. If Boldin were released by the team, he would have retired. However, he wasn’t released, he was traded to SF, so the quote doesn’t apply.

  11. jdfrox says: Mar 21, 2013 12:47 PM

    Good luck Q! 9er fans you are getting a true professional in Boldin. Don’t expect him to wow you with numbers but when you need a big catch, he will be there for you. With him and Crabtree, the future looks bright for young Kapernick.

  12. nineroutsider says: Mar 21, 2013 12:48 PM

    Kap isn’t afraid to make the throws that Boldin needs…into coverage. He hit Crab a couple of times in coverage; most QBs don’t make those types of throws in their first 10 games. These two will hit it off well.

  13. tomossriceenoughsaid says: Mar 21, 2013 12:48 PM

    It took Vernon Davis 7 games to gain trust. The kid can see the field and put it where most qbs can’t.

  14. ccjcsr says: Mar 21, 2013 12:55 PM

    Back Shoulder Fade, Slant and Jump Ball are the only Routes Kaepernick needs to know!

  15. sbaltimore says: Mar 21, 2013 12:56 PM

    I hope Kaep can throw through tiny little keyholes, because that’s what he’s going to have to do since Boldin rarely if ever gets any separation.

  16. forty9erled says: Mar 21, 2013 1:09 PM

    @ thehouseofho:

    Thanks for clarifying the quote, I feel better!

    I hear it occasionally on SiriusXM and that part of the interview isn’t played.

    Stupid Media!

  17. jimmyt says: Mar 21, 2013 1:13 PM

    Poor Boldin, he doesn’t realize that the Niners brought him in to block down field.

  18. jgfromthenw says: Mar 21, 2013 1:20 PM

    The Legion of Boom is going to shut him down and it’s going to be hilarious.

    4 regular season TD’s with Flacco throwing to him?


  19. overratedsteelerhater says: Mar 21, 2013 1:21 PM

    kap will be out by week 4 with busted knee,
    need to get to know back-up….

  20. stevenreichert says: Mar 21, 2013 1:43 PM

    What a tragedy that the Ravens let him go.

  21. clssylssy says: Mar 21, 2013 1:44 PM

    Boldin was a horrible loss for the Ravens, as he was for the Cards, but he has shown he is going to be exceptional where ever he goes. The fact that he will be catching for one of the most exciting QBs in the NFL is going to get him another ring and ALL his fans whether they are, Cards, Ravens or 9ers, are looking forward to watching him rock the house!
    I have a feeling they will have chemistry from the get-go:)

  22. sjoyner59 says: Mar 21, 2013 1:47 PM

    Boldin is the piece to the puzzle the 49ers needed to close this one out next season,Kap will be thrilled to have a guy like this to throw to….its going to make Kap a better QB

  23. baymac408 says: Mar 21, 2013 2:04 PM

    Can’t wait till next season!! Time to get it in again!! Last year was so much fun!! GO NINERS!!

  24. fuglyflorio says: Mar 21, 2013 2:33 PM

    “Why does everyone keep using the “Raven for life” quote out of context? ”

    Because we all know exactly what he meant … except you.

  25. sbaltimore says: Mar 21, 2013 3:40 PM

    What kind of numbers do those of you crowing (some pun intended) about Boldin think he’s going to put up behind Crabtree and Davis? Seriously. 1,000 yards/10 TDs? He’ll be the third option on a lot of plays behind Crabtree and Davis. If he gets 700 yards and 5-6 TDs will you be satisfied?

    (Wait til he drops passes right between the numbers to cause key drives to stall. I’ll check back next year and see what you all have to say then, okay?)

  26. ephillips122 says: Mar 21, 2013 4:53 PM

    Bold in is one lucky DOB. Win the Super Bowl. Team unloads. Loads you onto a likely Super Bowl contender for 2014. But he’s a good guy, so it’s cool.

  27. sfniners4life says: Mar 21, 2013 4:55 PM

    I’m excited about boldin. A gutsy, unselfish, and hard working kind of guy. Does he posses elite speed or any other attribute, NO. He a classic hard worker and that’s way better then randy not running routes and not giving it his all. He going be a great mentor for the young guys. Manningham coming back to be put in the slot is going help him. Niners still need a speed guy to run out of the slot. Someone to stretch the field but overall we got 3 possien kinda of guys for a young exciting qb. Kaep seems to be different then the RG3 and Vicks of the nfl. He looks to throw first and mainly runs when def goes back into coverage and if ur going give a qb 15 yards and 1st down without being touch go ahead cause soon as that def comes up to stop it someone will be open deep.

  28. asyoulay69 says: Mar 21, 2013 5:34 PM

    I can’t wait go 49ers.

  29. ninerssince84 says: Mar 21, 2013 7:03 PM

    Cant wait to see these 2 link up on the field. Ive always been a Boldin fan and respected his toughness…So glad hes rocking our jersey now…

  30. thecoltsman says: Mar 21, 2013 7:40 PM

    Colin is just gonna be another one year wonder just like newton. running qb are just phase!!

  31. redandgoldhitman52 says: Mar 22, 2013 10:51 AM

    non 49er fans hating on here cracks me up. lovin it.

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