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Boldin on playing for Miami: 'Would love to'

Arizona (for now) receiver Anquan Boldin still wants out of the Cardinals organization. And he believes if the Dolphins trade for him and make that escape possible, he'd absolutely welcome the idea.

“I would love to," Boldin said of playing for Miami on ESPN Radio 760 in Palm Beach. "You know, I’m a Florida guy, always will be a Florida guy at heart. If it happens, I’ll definitely be grateful.”

But the Cardinals have been playing coy about whether Boldin will be available in trade soon or at all. They also, by the way, haven't given Boldin a new contract, which is the reason the receiver wants out of Arizona in the first place.

The situation has left Boldin uncertain where he'll play in 2009.

“Honestly, I don’t know," he told the radio station. "It’s at a point right now where there’s not any discussion between myself and the team. When something does happen, I’ll let my agent take care it. I guess he’ll converse with the GM or management ... It’s a tough situation and you definitely don’t want this hanging over your head going into another season, especially it being a couple of years past due…”

Make no mistake: The Dolphins earlier this offseason would have had interest in Boldin had he been on the trade block. Now? I'm getting the feeling the interest has diminished greatly based on the team's greater knowledge of receivers about to be available in the draft and the fact those rookies would only cost a draft pick.

If Boldin becomes available, any team interested would have to give up draft compensation and then sign Boldin to a big contract -- the double whammy. Don't see it happening, but as GM Jeff Ireland said in yesterday's post, "never say never."

By the way, I present the following video in case you've forgotten what Boldin can do.

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This topic again? Slow news days indeed. Can we please move past this already? They aren't going to break the bank for Boldin. Talk about something else already.

Rexryansux,

Even though I agree that Rex Ryan sucks...You should not call people monkey's, it only shows how stupid you are...Remember, that guy from NY Post got fired for it too... To some it all up: Calling people monkeys is generally frowned upon

Mando - Why bring this up in less you seriously think it's going to happen? You know all of us real Fin fans want a big play maker at receiver!

For those of you out there that don't think Steve Breaston is a legit starting NFL receiver, look at his stats last year (only his 2nd NFL season, btw):
77 REC 1006 YDS 13.1 AVG 3 TDS in only 9 starts.

For the people who call him a slot receiver with no real quickness, I'll remind you he ran a 4.41 second 40 yd dash about 3 years ago (when ted ginn ran a 4.35).

Now that that's settled... Ginn for Boldin is a pipe dream. The cardinals have all the leverage at the moment because Boldin has two years left on his contract. He can bitch and moan all he wants, but at the end of the day he'll show up on game day to get his check. That being said, I think Boldin could probably be had for a 2nd round pick or maybe even a 3rd because of the depth at the position in this years draft. I personally wouldn't want to give up our 1st for him but if he can be had on the cheap and is willing to give a S.Florida discount, then I'm all for it.

Souljahbeats, I will accept your backhanded compliment with grace, Christian charity and an appreciation that your senses have been numbed by melody-less rap music.

I do feel that it is incumbent upon me to correct the record, however. I have refrained from manual stimulation since my marriage, yet were I to engage in that disgusting, albeit often necessary habit, my objects of desire would neither be "old ladies" nor "fat chicks" since Sophia Loren was neither old nor fat in 1962, and neither was Sally Struthers in 1972.

Alienman or Rex,.....you are one of a kind person that poeple don't come across often ,i find your writing very disgusting on every level.it's not enough to write in correct english but there's some thing in the air when you show up .

Soulja:

TY for the advice, I'll take it under advisement and I won't rank on you b/c I know you are a loyal fan. However, fyi I don't work for the Post or Don Imus' radio station, nor any other media outlet, therefore I am not bound by the rules of political correctness. Also, don't question my intelligence b/c it insults my intelligence. Stick to your comments re the team or that "Gordy" N. Dodsworth. You don't want to start a fued with me.

Hey, take it easy pops, I'm just kidding around with you. You take jabs at me, I'm gonna take some back at you. No harm, no foul. Don't take everything so seriously... And for the record, my senses have been numbed by many different genres of music, its in my job description. I am a recording engineer.

Conzalez:

That "something in the air is your deodorant not doing its job. See if you can shower more than once a week on that island outpost you most likely live on. Otherwise, take a bath in tomato juice.

Nathaniel...i agree with souljahbeats but i must say that hand soap doesn't understand what you're talking about,some how i feel that you broke all records of hand soap use for sally and sophia .

What's a "Gordy."?

MY FAVORITE GORDS:

1) Gordie Howe
2) Gordie Drillon (last Toronto Maple Leaf to lead the NHL in scoring)
3) Gordon Lightfoot

GINN AND FAMILY ARE CUBAN MENACES SECRET LOVERS BECAUSE HE HATES THEM SO MUCH HE REALLY WANTS TO BE THE PIVOT MAN FOR HIM AND HIS (CLIPBOARD HOLDING) DADDY. GET A CLUE YOU DIP SHIT GINN WILL BE THE SHIT ONCE THE O LINE IS FINISHED, WE GET HENNE WORKED IN AND THE RUNNING GAME GETS GOING. MARK MY WORDS ASSHOLE. AND HAVE A GREAT DAY.

Rexryansux,

I appreciate your suggestions, and I am not trying to start a "feud" with anybody (this is just a blog), but I will continue to comment on whatever I feel necessary and I encourage you to do the same. Go phins!

ALienman on the move,he opend few feuds already,some thing in the air

Mondo, perhaps I am missing something here... Why do you say it is a double whammy if the Fins trade for Boldin? Even if they gave the Cards their 1st round pick. Wouldn't they be doing the same if they drafted a WR with that pick? They would be using that pick and have to give him a pretty large contract...

I think if they intend to pick a WR in the first round they would be smarter to trade that pick for Boldin. Or maybe Ginn and a later round pick, and that frees up cap space.

Having said that I think that would be a bad move and they should concentrate on the D this year.

"Gordy" = Ontario Canadian

"Pepe Lepew" = French Canadian

Nathanial:

I didnt post that last question.

Whomever is trying to impersonate me you can cease and desist now. And please get your own personality. Thank you.

Rex These guys who think Breaston is a 1 or 2 reciever dont know much about football.

Take away Boldin and Fitzgerald and this guy is a complete nobody.

Hell, with the attention Fitzgerald and Boldin recieves from the defenses around the league. With a good pair of hands, you and I could have 1,000 yds recieving. These guys just dont understand how great players make average players look better. I would even take Ginn over Breaston any day!

My daddy says that when I grow up he plans on setting me up with a job at Wal-Mart.

What about John Beck? Maybe the Dolphins could make a trade package with a one of our second round draft picks and Beck for Boldin... I mean Warner only has a year or two left and Leinart hasn't shown much, they need someone to compete with him for the job...I know the Dolphins don't like to trade away high draft picks (and I agree with that), but we have 2 second rounders and if we were going to use one of those picks on a receiver anyway, I could understand making this move...This is probably low-balling it for Boldin, but its just a thought....

superfin72:

Right on, couldn't agree more. You are very wise.

I do not work in WalMart, though I sometimes shop there.

I do not work at McDonalds, though I sometimes eat there.

I do not work in sales, though I am a pitchman.

I do not work in television, though I am a character.

I work in the only place that will employ me -

(to be continued)

Reason I say Ginn/Boldin straight up is because if you give high pick with the deal, your giving away 2 starters or potential starter, for one starter. What about that doesnt sound "stupid" to some of the people in here.

Hell, We can grab a starter in 3rd round where Ramses Barden is still slated to be available. Plus theres no telling what we may get from some of our developmental recievers from last year.

Its totally ludicrous to give up a starter and high draft pick for Boldin. He is not our answer for making the Super Bowl this year.

I am a recording engineer.

rex=Superfin72

Stick with drafting Percy Harvin!!!

haha...you couldn't operate a recording console if you tried buddy...

Rex, nice responce.

Souljahbeats, I like you. You're alright (for a whippersnapper). And while you probably don't know the first thing about real music (Gershwin, Prokofiev, et al.) I in no way (like some people on this blog) am hoping for you to suffer from a horrible, fatal illness.

Your admirer and friend,

Nathaniel Dodsworth

P.S. I finally understand all the "hand soap" references.

MR.(?)Nathaniel,

It seems to me that you may be that Norman Gentle from American Idol on a football blog, do you wear a headband and leg warmers?

Mr. Rex,

Latka, that was histerical!

I would love to see Boldin in aqua but if the Trifecta wants to go through the draft for another reciever and the right one is there on our clock, BAM, snag him. Also, I got a feelin' Teddy isn't going anywhere.

Peace

Why so many negative blogs today, cant we all just get along?

LOL @ Brady's bastard child. Pretty funny stuff!

nathaniel ,last post signed by alfonso is rex ryan

CM,

You know you are right, so sorry NATEDAWG...

Please Alphonso, dont say they'll never get rid of hands of stone.

Give me a break! Are you serious? is this some kind of wierd Aprils Fools joke or something? I beg your pardon but don't believe everything that you hear. There is more to this story than what meets the eye. Read the link below before formulating an opinion on this. It may just surprise you a bit!

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1593693/the_fabulous_pacific_place_mall_in.html?cat=16

Anquan Boldin is not a "bill parcells guy" dont expect much from this unless he is willing to adjust his attitude under our new regime.

CM,
I hope they don't dumb head

Nathaniel,

None of the "hand soap" references were me. Unlike most people on here, I only sign in under one name and I have never said anything about hand soap.

Like I said earlier, I've worked in all genres of music from reggae, to jazz, to blues, to hip hop, rock, metal, and even some country and opera. And I am only a "whippersnapper" if you are over 60, which I think could be a distinct possibility.

I think you got me mixed up with Luggi, Rickyct, gopats, etc...

i actually think that parcells would pull the trigger for boldin. but i dont think we have enuf to offer the birds unless u throw ronnie brown out there. dont mind paying boldin b/c he deserves it and u tie him up for 4/5 yrs, hes only 28. henne will have a stud target to throw to,ginns gonna benefit playing the 2, we just have to rely on ricky. wow...did i just say that. maybe its sounds a little scary, but thats the only way. unless the bird f/o is so dumb to take ginn and a 2or3. eagles r gonna go after him hard, but we have a good shot under the right situation, lets keep r fingers crossed.

I hear on espn that washington's looks like there going after cutler, i guess the bail out includes certain teams located in the belt way huh... did'nt they just sign haynesworth for a gillzillion dollars????

WE WILL SUPER BOWL BY GOD AND JESUS WE TRUST ,WE WILL DESTROY PATS,BILLS AND THE UGLY JETS,MAY GOD BLESS TED GINN AND HENNE PENNE AND PLEASE EVERY MAKE SURE OUR PLAYERS EAT THE BEST FOOD FRON SALMON TO CAT FISH AND FATY ICE CREAM .GO FINS

Superfin72. Stop being so ridiculous. Nodody was saying we wouldn't want to give up just ginn instead of ginn and draft picks. I would love it. We're giving you the other teams point of view. Be it arizona or anybody else. Thinking you can get a boldin type wr for just a ginn is just plain stupid. also to downplay breaston's 1000 yds just shows your lack of knowledge about the game.

I read the first couple of pages and just couldn't take it anymore! Why is everybody talking about giving up a 2nd for Boldin? Arizona previously turned down a pair of 1st picks so they aren't going to settle for a 2! If you want Boldin, START with the 25th pick or don't bother even thinking about the trade at all!

Peronally, I would give up the 1st and a later pick for Boldin. There is no guarantee that your drafted WR is going to be anywhere NEAR as gifted as Boldin.

NJ PHIN FAN ....IS BACK TO TEACH THE SUPERFIN72 OT REX THE WAY TO THINK FOOTBALL,MAY GOD BLESS YOU NJ AND TED GIN AND HENNE PENNE.GESUS PLEASE HELP US WHEN WE THE DEVILS JETS,PATS AND BILLS WITH BEAST T.O

This is all propaganda in order to tease us Dolphans into thinking we're going to get a superstar reciever. The thought of getting Boldin makes us Dolphans Nature Rise

All this talk about us getting Boldin is giberish!

Who wouldn't trade 4 boldin? We are in need of a #1 reciever, and im tired of people saying get @ good reciever in the draft. Now y would u want to draft a reciever who is a star in college but yet has the chance of being a big time bust in the nfl?? I say we get boldin... he can open it up 4 ginn, camarillo, bess and maybe even london, if we do that we can focus on @ linebacker or a defensive end w our 1st pick... c'mon pplz put ur thinking cap on!

My favorite person to rotate with Sophia Loren? Gina Lollobrigida. There's something about buxom Italian women that set my loins on fire, and make me long to string up Mussolini and urinate on his corpse.

Here's my problem with today's current popular music, which Souljahbeats inflicts upon us: aside from their being a dearth of fine melodies and harmonies, my real beef is the way in which the heavy drum beat always seems to be put on the 3rd beat of the 4-beat bar. When I listen, it makes me feel like there's water in my lungs. Souljahbeats, please see what you can do about that and get back to me.

Let's see. What else do I need to respond to.

Oh, yes. I am not 60, but 41. I know this because my pubes are still black.

some thing in the air courtesy of rex

Guys please ted(feet of clay)ginn and his clipboard holding daddy is a cam(cant win)camron bust,lets move on , whats the next Q for "el loco cubano" ?

I am not usually NOT for trading draft picks, but HE DOES fit the Parcells mold. Big, strong, YOUNG, but not cheap. 3 of 4 aint bad for a Proven receiver. Trust me, Boldin WILL sell tickets.

Your blog is on pft again darnit! I want to grow up and be like you. Seriously, good job, Mando. Always interesting stuff.

If their serious about Henne's strong arm, he'll need a BIG receiver. He's no T.O. troublemaker... He's not.

Is chad (neck fat)henne's neck size is as big as boldens contract????

I'm so glad we drafted Eddie Moore instead of Boldin.

This just in, cutler goes to the chicago bears....

CM,

Sorry but too many imposters on this blog, that wasn't me on the last comment.

The REAL Alfonso from Nicaragua

wow cuban menace speaks the truth! Jay Cutler is on Da Bears!

Cutler and a 3rd rounder for Kyle Orton, a 1st rounder this year and a 1st rounder next year...

thoughts????

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