Brandon Beane: Anquan Boldin helps us build a culture in Buffalo

AP

When the Bills signed receiver Anquan Boldin this week, they were thinking about more than just how he could help their passing game on Sundays.

Bills G.M. Brandon Beane said on PFT Live that he and coach Sean McDermott agreed that Boldin is the kind of player the Bills want in their locker room, their meeting room and their community, noting that in addition to catching 1,076 passes in his career, Boldin has won the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

“Sean and I are trying to build a culture here,” Beane said. “Anquan, as a man on the field and off the field, who he is — ninth all time with over 1,000 catches, this guy is a Hall of Famer in my mind, no doubt — but second to none, this guy was Man of the Year. Teaching guys how to live and run your life, not only in the locker room, on the field, but in the community. He’ll be a great asset to us in Buffalo.”

The 36-year-old Boldin is the oldest wide receiver in the NFL. His work with the 24-year-old Sammy Watkins and the 22-year-old rookie Zay Jones should pay dividends.

38 responses to “Brandon Beane: Anquan Boldin helps us build a culture in Buffalo

  1. bettis3636 says:

    August 8, 2017 at 8:58 am

    HOF…..? i dunno… this is a journey man NFL wr who no one wanted to tie down.. im sure there are reasons why he cant stick around….
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    He is just as deserving as Jerome Bettis into the HOF. Fact.

  2. Yeah, HOF…Here are the guys with more receptions. Pretty short list of HOFers…
    1 Jerry Rice+ 1,549
    2 Tony Gonzalez 1,325
    3 Larry Fitzgerald 1,125
    4 Marvin Harrison+ 1,102
    5 Cris Carter+ 1,101
    6 Tim Brown+ 1,094
    7 Jason Witten 1,089
    8 Terrell Owens 1,078
    9 Anquan Boldin 1,076

    The guys can almost crack the top 5 after this year…

  3. For those of you who don’t know about Boldins character. Look up his big hit by . He required facial reconstructive surgery and refused pain medication refused after.

    “He sustained two facial fractures that required eight plates and 40 screws to repair. A cut lip needed more stitches and his jaw had to be wired to realign his bite.”

    He still been playing strong for years after. AB is a true warrior, or straight up crazy. Thx for your service

  4. Remember when guys like Dickerson on WGR were trashing Doug Flutie? The same clown that got fired by the Bills after his moronic comments on the Redskins Hogs before the Bills got whooped by them in the Super Bowl?

    And the Bills listened to his advice and ditched Flutie for a surfer dude named Rob Johnson who never won squat in the NFL.

    How did that work out?

    🙂

  5. nhpats says:
    August 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
    The Bills already have a culture. It’s a culture of losing.


    They only have themselves to blame for that. 🙂 they actually cut Drew Bledsoe for a guy literally named Loss Man. I didn’t make that up! 🙂
    #CurseOfFlutieIsAliveAndWell

  6. billswillnevermove says:
    August 8, 2017 at 9:06 am
    bettis3636 says:

    August 8, 2017 at 8:58 am

    HOF…..? i dunno… this is a journey man NFL wr who no one wanted to tie down.. im sure there are reasons why he cant stick around….
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    He is just as deserving as Jerome Bettis into the HOF. Fact.
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    Once again the word ‘Fact’ gets abused here at PFT. Boldin is not “just as deserving as Jerome Bettis into the HOF.” He is far more deserving

  7. ********************************
    nhpats says:
    August 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
    The Bills already have a culture. It’s a culture of losing.
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    Sort of like the Pats had FOREVER until they lucked out with Brady…Hope you are ready to return to those days soon when he retires…Oh wait, I’m sure you’ll just find another front runner to hitch your wagon to when that happens…

  8. Only Bills fans would get all excited and talk proud of signing a guy at the end of his career.

    Just lose baby.

  9. Sort of like the Pats had FOREVER until they lucked out with Brady


    Not really 🙂 The Pats were a very good team of course with Bledsoe in the mid 90s. Also had their moments in the mid 80s and they were right up there among the best in the league in the late 70s too.

    All before Brady.

  10. zeuslizard says:
    August 8, 2017 at 9:54 am
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    nhpats says:
    August 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
    The Bills already have a culture. It’s a culture of losing.
    ********************************

    Sort of like the Pats had FOREVER until they lucked out with Brady…Hope you are ready to return to those days soon when he retires…Oh wait, I’m sure you’ll just find another front runner to hitch your wagon to when that happens…

    ———
    If what you say is true, then how is it possible that the Pats won two AFCCGs and played in two SBs before Brady?

  11. I’m telling ya the Flutie curse is REAL!

    Bills bench Flutie for Rob Johnson in January of 2000
    Music City Miracle one week after that
    Patriots draft Tom Brady 4 months after that.
    Bills have not had a franchise QB since
    Bills have not sniffed the playoffs since

    🙂

  12. so how are the patriots before brady not a culture of losing because they played in- and lost 2 superbowls? buffalo had a better track record than that. its a qb and coach driven league, currently the patriots have 2 of the best ever.

  13. Bills bench Flutie for Rob Johnson in January of 2000
    Music City Miracle one week after that
    Patriots draft Tom Brady 4 months after that.
    Bills have not had a franchise QB since
    Bills have not sniffed the playoffs since

    I meant to add as part of that last one: the Bills lose at home in 04 in a must win week 17 game to the Steelers C-squad which eliminated them from playoff contention. Ouch!

    It’s real baby! Shouldn’t have benched Dougie! 🙂

  14. joetoronto says:

    August 8, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Only Bills fans would get all excited and talk proud of signing a guy at the end of his career.

    Just lose baby.
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    And only a low class troll would post on every single Bills thread 24/7 under 6 ID’s. Trying get a job and a life.

  15. widerightyouloseagain says:

    August 8, 2017 at 11:57 am

    billswillmovesoon.

    Wide right, you lose again.
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    The 6th ID welfare loser from Toronto strikes again.

  16. nhpats says:
    August 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
    The Bills already have a culture. It’s a culture of losing.
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    Don’t forget, New England was in the same boat before the Belichick era. Until Belichick came to town New England had a losing culture… Besides a few sniffs at the playoffs the whole 70’s was a bust for them… beside 1 SB losing appearance the 80’s were spent at the bottom and the same goes for the 90’s, 1 more SB losing appearance and the rest at the bottom. Belichick is New England’s ONLY positive time period… and during that time the Franchise had Spygate & Deflategate. So your teams only relevant time has been during the career of a guy who has been caught cheating not once, but twice! I wonder what he got away with during that time period? I hope you are proud!

  17. Dolphin Fan here:
    Boldin is a strong signing for the Bills.
    May not ne the beast he used to be, but still smart and formidable.
    If his work ethic & knowledge rubs off on Watkins, Jones and others then this is a true steal.

    Smart move, smart signing.

  18. nhpats says:
    August 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
    The Bills already have a culture. It’s a culture of losing.

    Better than a culture of cheating. Big talk for the most bandwagon fans in all of sports.

  19. EJ says:
    August 8, 2017 at 12:36 pm
    nhpats says:
    August 8, 2017 at 9:19 am
    The Bills already have a culture. It’s a culture of losing.
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    Don’t forget, New England was in the same boat before the Belichick era. Until Belichick came to town New England had a losing culture… Besides a few sniffs at the playoffs the whole 70’s was a bust for them… beside 1 SB losing appearance the 80’s were spent at the bottom and the same goes for the 90’s, 1 more SB losing appearance and the rest at the bottom. Belichick is New England’s ONLY positive time period… and during that time the Franchise had Spygate & Deflategate. So your teams only relevant time has been during the career of a guy who has been caught cheating not once, but twice! I wonder what he got away with during that time period? I hope you are proud!

    Ej don’t waste your time, most pats fans didn’t know the cheats even existed until after their first SB win*

    *caught cheating

  20. weepingjebus says:

    August 8, 2017 at 9:38 am

    1. Jerry Rice*
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    Tom Brady *****

  21. Dang there are some angry Bills ans on this thread. I guess living in Buffalo and following a team that has not sniffed the postseason for two decades will do that to you….

  22. “HOF…..? i dunno… this is a journey man NFL wr who no one wanted to tie down.. im sure there are reasons why he cant stick around….”

    Umm, he “stuck around” in Arizona for 7 years. He left in free agency when the Kurt Warner era ended, which was a wise decision. He has played for three teams since then.

    Sounds like some trolls are unfamiliar with the “free agency” era. You may want to look that up in a “search engine.”

  23. The Jills make me wanna..
    LAUGH kick my heels back and
    LAUGH throw my head back and
    LAUGH throw my hands up and
    LAUGH come on now
    LAUGH at them you know you will
    Cmon everyone and LAUGH!
    Say you will (No playoffs this century baby)
    Say you will (Cmon now)
    Say you will (Cmon and laugh)

    You know it’s happening now
    LAUGH (The Pats are whooping you now)
    LAUGH (Brady owns you now)
    LAUGH (let’s all laugh now)
    LAUGH (Now that’s the spirit)
    LAUGH (A lotta spirit now!)

    Hey-ey-ey-ey (Hey-ey-ey-ey)
    Hey-ey-ey-ey (Hey-ey-ey-ey)
    LOL LOL Buffalo! (LOL LOL Buffalo)
    LOL LOL Buffalo! (LOL LOL Buffalo)
    Da da da da da… the Jills make me wanna- laugh!

    🙂

    #AdmitItYouLikeThisVersionBetter

    🙂

  24. LyinRogerMustGo says:

    August 8, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    The Jills make me wanna..
    LAUGH kick my heels back and
    LAUGH throw my head back and
    LAUGH throw my hands up and
    LAUGH come on now
    LAUGH at them you know you will
    Cmon everyone and LAUGH!
    Say you will (No playoffs this century baby)
    Say you will (Cmon now)
    Say you will (Cmon and laugh)

    You know it’s happening now
    LAUGH (The Pats are whooping you now)
    LAUGH (Brady owns you now)
    LAUGH (let’s all laugh now)
    LAUGH (Now that’s the spirit)
    LAUGH (A lotta spirit now!)

    Hey-ey-ey-ey (Hey-ey-ey-ey)
    Hey-ey-ey-ey (Hey-ey-ey-ey)
    LOL LOL Buffalo! (LOL LOL Buffalo)
    LOL LOL Buffalo! (LOL LOL Buffalo)
    Da da da da da… the Jills make me wanna- laugh!

    🙂

    #AdmitItYouLikeThisVersionBette
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    Just another idiot and too stupid to see that your smiley faces don’t even work on this new site. #Admityouhavetheiqofastump

  25. In all seriousness Bills fans- good luck 🙂 The AFC other than well, you know who 🙂 absolutely blows so just maybe this is the year for a surprise team like the Bills to step up and into the ring with the champs! 🙂

    I just like poking fun at you guys once in a while 🙂 As freaking IF you never did the same with the “Patsies” back in the day…

  26. Just another idiot and too stupid to see that your smiley faces don’t even work on this new site. #Admityouhavetheiqofastump

    🙂 🙂 🙂

    I can see them perfectly fine. I’m afraid it’s time to get with the program and update your browser 🙂

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