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Anquan Boldin named NFC offensive player of week

Anquan Boldin, Tramon Williams AP

Anquan Boldin might be old and expensive, and not much of a runner.

But the guy knows how to make a first impression.

Boldin was named NFC offensive player of the week, after his ridiculous 13-catch, 208-yard performance against the Packers. It was reminiscent of his 10-catch, 217-yard outing in his NFL debut, in 2003 for the Cardinals.

While the 32-year-old carries a heavy price tag ($6 million), the 49ers are glad to have him at the moment, while the Ravens are looking for someone to offer exactly what he provides after pawning him off brother-to-brother for a sixth-round pick.

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  1. bucrightoff says: Sep 11, 2013 12:12 PM

    Joe Flacco owes so much money to Rahim Moore and Anquan Boldin. Like at least half his contract. Where would he be without them? Oh yeah, Super Bowl-less.

  2. bigcali4life says: Sep 11, 2013 12:18 PM

    Well deserved. Although you know he will not put up those kind of numbers weekly, he has already made more of an impact than the other veteran receivers the Niners brought in the last few years (Braylon Edwards and Randy Moss.) Hopefully this chemistry continues once Crabtree and Manningham return. If it does, watch out.

  3. nananatman says: Sep 11, 2013 12:24 PM

    I don’t think brothers who are coaches should be able to trade marquee players with each other, feels kind of like mafioso fixing.

  4. albinorhino49 says: Sep 11, 2013 12:24 PM

    Congrats Anquan. So much for that #81 curse since letting Owens go. He singlehandedly exorcised that issue.

  5. ddawatson says: Sep 11, 2013 12:28 PM

    Anquan Boldin is a stud receiver. Even his former teamate – Fitzgerald agrees.

    NFL economics and owners control the league – and they strangle the brand and fan loyalty along the way.

  6. scaredhitless says: Sep 11, 2013 12:28 PM

    Anquan’s been stuck in Beast Mode since December 2012.

  7. youcallthatreporting says: Sep 11, 2013 12:29 PM

    bucrightoff says: Sep 11, 2013 12:12 PM

    Joe Flacco owes so much money to Rahim Moore and Anquan Boldin. Like at least half his contract. Where would he be without them? Oh yeah, Super Bowl-less.
    _________________

    Can we stop talking about last season already? How much do the Broncos own the Ravens for spotting them 14 special teams points. It wasn’t just Moore’s bad play. Q was clutch in the post season but pretty sure Flacco threw to more than just him and did so without a pick.

  8. st1llerz1 says: Sep 11, 2013 12:31 PM

    The wizard of oz strikes yet again…

    As the Nest Burns…

    GO STEELERS!

  9. humbleminded85 says: Sep 11, 2013 12:33 PM

    You know the world is coming to an end when a Bucs fan comments on a organization such as the Ravens. When I think of the Ravens/Bucs I always think about how the old slow Todd Heap took a perfect Flacco pass 65 yards for a touchdown in the last game the two teams played. If not I think about how we destroyed them the time before that in ’06 when a rookie names Haloti Ngata picked off a pass and ran it 60 yards back or when Chris McCalister ran a pick six to the house. Or best of all in Feb 2001 when the SuperBowl champs won on Raymond James field. So feel free to comment on all our stories as you do, while we follow the Tampa Popsicles as much as we would any other non relevant NFL team which is not at all.

  10. seatownballers says: Sep 11, 2013 12:35 PM

    Ravens made a grave mistake separating the Smith-boldin duo

  11. the1849ers says: Sep 11, 2013 12:37 PM

    Crab-who?

  12. braceyourselffor12 says: Sep 11, 2013 12:40 PM

    Congrats Anquan!

    The added dynamic of having a receiver such as him makes our offense a nightmare to defend. Even without the read option Roman can now scheme up plays down field into the hands of Davis, Boldin or McDonald. And we still have our run and defense.

    GO NINERS!!!!!

    P.S Sorry Jump Ball Joe, great QB’s make decent WR look great but with you it’s vice versa. You’re going to be exposed this season for he mediocre QB you are.

  13. juliusanonymous says: Sep 11, 2013 12:41 PM

    Meanwhile, the Legion of Boom licks their chops and begs the Niners to try that again on Sunday night.

  14. jtbsteeler says: Sep 11, 2013 12:45 PM

    Peyton Manning is AFC offensive player of the week.

    Double whammy for the Ravens. They have the worst defense in the league.

  15. eaglesw00t says: Sep 11, 2013 12:54 PM

    Man, I was kind of hoping Lesean McCoy would get it. 184 rushing yards is nothing to shake a stick at compared to the next highest total being way behind.

    Cant say Boldin didnt have a hell of a game though. He did deserve it. Kudos to him. He got a ring last year, and might get another this year. Ill bet he sure is glad he was the one traded out of Arizona, and not Fitz.

  16. eaglesw00t says: Sep 11, 2013 12:54 PM

    juliusanonymous says:
    Sep 11, 2013 12:41 PM
    Meanwhile, the Legion of Boom licks their chops and begs the Niners to try that again on Sunday night

    ———–

    Dumbest nickname ever…youre trying too hard.

  17. bucrightoff says: Sep 11, 2013 1:00 PM

    Ravens fans supported and embraced a murderer. Thats all you need to know about the fans of the team from Bodymore, Murderland.

  18. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Sep 11, 2013 1:03 PM

    Unfortunately, he doesn’t get to play the Packers defense every week.

  19. watermelon1 says: Sep 11, 2013 1:15 PM

    Remember when the Ravens released Jamal Lewis and he immediately carried the Browns to a 10-6 season with over 1300 yards?( should have own division if not for how horrible Derek Anderson was.)

    Well, Boldin is most likely going to be the same kind of thorn in the Ravens side all year. Not only can he still play… He’s on a much better team than Jamal went to. He’ll probably be back in the Super Bowl.

    Joe Flacco better get back to his playoff form very quickly. That’s what they paid him for. Not for the way he played all regular season… Or any of the previous 4 years.

  20. youcallthatreporting says: Sep 11, 2013 1:15 PM

    bucrightoff says: Sep 11, 2013 1:00 PM

    Ravens fans supported and embraced a murderer. Thats all you need to know about the fans of the team from Bodymore, Murderland.
    ________
    Cute what you did there with the city name and state. Sort of like what I’d expect from middle school kids. You have no idea what you are talking about. This topic has been beaten to death ever since the Ravens went to Super Bowl last year. Again, time for you to move on.

  21. braceyourselffor12 says: Sep 11, 2013 1:16 PM

    @ juliusanonymous

    Yeah the same fearsome secondary that had nothing to do with all the dropped passes from the Panthers TE. Prepare for a reckoning Sunday.

    @ Rick Spielman

    I know right, it could be the Vikings defense LOL.

  22. calicowboysfan86 says: Sep 11, 2013 1:24 PM

    As a fan of another team Boldin’s performance was simply scary to watch.

  23. josephpete says: Sep 11, 2013 1:25 PM

    juliusanonymous says:
    Sep 11, 2013 12:41 PM
    Meanwhile, the Legion of Boom licks their chops and begs the Niners to try that again on Sunday night.
    The legion Boob will be licking themselves and piping in amplified crown noise on Sunday, that’s all.

  24. bobhk says: Sep 11, 2013 1:26 PM

    @eaglesw00t says:
    Sep 11, 2013 12:54 PM
    juliusanonymous says:
    Sep 11, 2013 12:41 PM
    Meanwhile, the Legion of Boom licks their chops and begs the Niners to try that again on Sunday night

    ———–

    Dumbest nickname ever…youre trying too hard.

    ——-
    Even the moniker “Doomsday Defense” for the cowboys (who I hate BTW) was earned with a superbowl win. Try winning a title or two before self appointing yourself.

    BTW, Boldin is 32 (not all that old by receiver standards).

  25. badburro says: Sep 11, 2013 1:28 PM

    Isn’t Fitzgerald’s contract up after this year? How about pairing Fitz and Boldin together in SF next year? What kind of numbers would Fitz put up with a competent QB like Kap?

    Jed, you need to make this happen…

  26. footballfan01 says: Sep 11, 2013 1:28 PM

    Tandon Doss is triple the WR that Boldin is. Ozzie is a genius.

  27. cfeeley52 says: Sep 11, 2013 1:35 PM

    jtbsteeler says:
    Sep 11, 2013 12:45 PM
    Peyton Manning is AFC offensive player of the week.

    Double whammy for the Ravens. They have the worst defense in the league.
    —————————————–
    I’m just glad our offense can score more than two points spotted to us by the other team… and don’t pretend that td against a soft prevent d at the end of the game actually counts…

  28. contra74isloosbuthole says: Sep 11, 2013 1:37 PM

    He is amazing at pushing off and not getting called. He knows exactly what he can get away with. As do most receivers at that point in their career.

  29. sportnorcal says: Sep 11, 2013 1:41 PM

    Fans on the internet are so childish and irrational.

    Two exciting, young QBs who are both playing great and leading powerhouse teams.

    Looking forward to these guys going at it 2-3x a year for the next decade. And obviously hoping my team comes out on top.

  30. truths4all says: Sep 11, 2013 1:42 PM

    The brain trust at the Patriots keep scratching their collective heads as to how their trade offer of a 7th round draft pick for Boldin got rejected by the Ravens.

    Now they realize that they should have offered a first round draft pick for the future HOF. If they had the brains to acquire Boldin, the Patriots would have been a shoo-in to get to the Super Bowl.

  31. scoobies05 says: Sep 11, 2013 1:47 PM

    as a ravens fan who misses q yet understands why he was traded, i wish him nothing but the best. no doubt he was a key component to the super bowl run. my question is why do steeler fans think their opinions matter at this point. i still maintain the raven defense will finish up better than that abysmal joke of an offense they will be putting out every week.

  32. taintedlombardis says: Sep 11, 2013 1:48 PM

    Yeah. Not buying that Boldin was ever on the trade market. Sounds like brothers helping eachother out.

  33. r8dernation says: Sep 11, 2013 2:03 PM

    “badburro says:
    Sep 11, 2013 1:28 PM
    Isn’t Fitzgerald’s contract up after this year? How about pairing Fitz and Boldin together in SF next year? What kind of numbers would Fitz put up with a competent QB like Kap?

    Jed, you need to make this happen…”
    ___________________________________

    Not going to happen after Kap holds out for Flacco money and Jed gives in to the Tattoo’d Tucker.

  34. jiveturkeygobbler says: Sep 11, 2013 2:09 PM

    So if Jim Harbs was like”Hey, Mr. York, I’ve been thinking, since the Ravens need a tight end and we got a couple good ones. Why don’t we send Vernon over to my brother for a sixth rounder?” I’m sure everyone in the organization would have no problem with it. That is how dumb people sound when they say there is some brother mafioso back door deals being done.

  35. scoobies05 says: Sep 11, 2013 2:10 PM

    for all of you who think that john “gave” anquan to jim…you do realize that they are coaches and not gms, right? some of you are just sad

  36. immafubared says: Sep 11, 2013 2:14 PM

    Oh please, he was not the NFL player of the week. The Packer dbacks were the players of the week if we want to include who had the most impact – albeit negative impact. Again these guys looked like lost clowns without a clue.

    I said all along people are going to be shocked at how bad this team is. All the analyst I’ve read have them right up there competing for a SB berth, I have them last place in the division at 6-11.

    The Pack needs at least two maybe three strong drafts to get back. Fix the worst O line in football, replace an entire set of dbacks and get rid of two slow of foot ILB’s.

  37. chi01town says: Sep 11, 2013 2:26 PM

    the packers couldnt stop Boldin all game.

  38. GenXJay says: Sep 11, 2013 2:32 PM

    Boldin wouldn’t have gotten this recognition of gbs defense would’ve “toughened up” with “some knuckles”.

  39. louielouq4six says: Sep 11, 2013 3:41 PM

    BRING ON THAT LOUD MOUTHED SHERMAN AND THE REST OF THAT P.E.D. JACKED UP DEFENSE!! BOLDIN’S A BEAST WITH OR WITHOUT DOUBLE/TRIPLE COVERAGE HE’S GETTING HIS REGARDLESS!!

  40. nrae73 says: Sep 11, 2013 4:37 PM

    The Ravens had to cut him, so they got what they could for him. His salary is the 6th highest among receivers, so most teams didn’t have the room for him under their respective caps. All this brother mafioso talk just makes you sound ignorant of how things work in the salary cap era. The Niners had the cap room to burn, there weren’t many options out there for Newsome. They would have gotten nothing if he walked.

  41. finer49er says: Sep 11, 2013 6:45 PM

    Best 6mil spent this off-season. Resign him if he wants to keep playing!

  42. linemanguy74 says: Sep 11, 2013 6:50 PM

    Remember people he was going up against the packers d-backs they couldn’t cover me in a phone booth

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