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A postgame one-on-one with Anquan Boldin

NEW ORLEANS --  I promised you I'd try to catch up with Arizona Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin after this playoff game between the Saints and Cardinals.

I keep my promises.

And the news for Dolphins fans hoping to see Boldin in a Dolphins uniform next season is not great.

Boldin, you see, told me as he walked out of the Arizona locker room that he will not request a trade this offseason.

"No," Boldin told me following Arizona's 45-14 loss to New Orleans said. "I'm going to let it play out."

Boldin is under contract to Arizona for the 2010 season at a scheduled pay of $3 million. It is the final year of his deal. And considering he's a 1,000-yard caliber receiver, he believes he has been underpaid for some time and wants the deal redone.

Because of that, Boldin has, through his agents, asked for a new contract and even requested to be traded in the past when a new contract didn't come.

That approach is apparently changing for Boldin.

"I can't do anything one way or the other," he said. "If I go to them and request a trade, it don't matter. I'm under contract for another year. So no matter what I say or do, that won't change anything. I'm under contract for another year. So whatever happens, it depends on what the Cardinals want to do. I'm not worried about it at all."

Boldin also has no concern about the perception he's become injury-prone. He'll be 30 years old in October and missed these playoffs due to knee and ankle issues.

"I'm fine," he insisted. "I don't have anything that requires surgery or anthing. I'm fine."

Boldin knew when he was speaking with me he was talking to a Florida constituency because I told him I work for The Miami Herald. I asked him if he's ever thought about coming back to his home state of Florida and playing for the Dolphins.

"I've always been concentrating on my team," he said. "I can only help the Cardinals and that's it."


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HOW BOUT DEM COWBOYS !!!!! Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha !!!!!


One more week of Favre.Let's go Saints.


My point exactly Crwoder is missing games now with more frequency and plays best IMO in a 4-3. And when he was playing he was missing tackles. OK agree to disagree...got to go and watch the Jets get their ass kick, I hope! Have a Cee note on the Boltz minus 7 and 1/2

fire wade now


does "Jerr" change his mind & sh*tcan Wade in view of this performance?

Mando got the scoop!

Check out CNN/SI Truth and Rumors,

Got a little of Mando’s interview with Boldin.

Seer , Yeah , i thing so.

I'll do my NJ School of Typing disclaimer for you:


Well, hopefully the only upset comes in Mass on Tuesday...Go San Diego!!!

Dolphins4life , yet you want a alway injured greg hardy. LOL !! Crowder has no help and has nobody on that LB corps that's good vs the run. Ayodele sucks and porter , wake and taylor aren't good vs the run.Thanks for stopping by :)

Man, Minn vs NO gonna be one great game!!

Oh shyt. Typo. Sorry seer. Think !!!! :)

Bobbyd12, You're about Mass, That is huge !!! Go brown. I got some relatives in boston to go out and vote for brown.

I already "apologized" to me for you!!

Typing is hard!!!

Yea can't wait for the championship games, divisions been boring .


It will be one of the better NFC Championships I can remember. It’ll be kind of like an AFC Championship game.LOL

How bout dem cowboys !!!! Ta Tooooooo !!! Ta toooooo !!! ( vikings horn )

Lucky Jerry Jones built a billion dollar 113,000 plus capacity, he could jam more people in to watch the boy's lose then ever before!!!

Yea PO, and imagine San Diego and Indy on other side??? Next week could be two of the best match-ups ever!!!

can u believe rick spielman is getting credit 4 building minnys roster,didnt he used to pick players 4 us?

Looks like Big time QB play is the Key.

To bad so sad for the Jets.

I was thinking the same thing Fish fan.


Boy, that's rubbing salt in the wound!!!

Rick Spielman was at his worst with the Phins,
He screwed this team up beyond all recognition.

Wade Philipps will be be seeing that fourth down pass all the way to his next job... LOL

Miami Dolphins General Manager
2004–2005, How many of those picks stuck?

R. spielman does deserve the credit .

i'd give up a 3rd and one of our 6th rounders for boldin!

cant name any


I'll give em credit for the Vikes and Phins.

Vernon carey and yermiah bell , that's about it.

Can I Hear a “GO CHARGERS!”

Bryan in Ohio, and I'm glad ur not the GM, we would be watching crappy football for another thirty years...2 draft picks for an injured 30 yr old... Here's your Bryan Cox jersey, thks for contributing

bolts baby ,only thing is i hate the pats more

Bryan in OHIO . thanks for stopping by :)

I'd give up Pat White for Boldin.... lol

If Jerry Jones fires Wade, any chance he's our D coordinator??

The guy can coach defense.

Bobby, at least the Cowboys can find 100K+ fans that want to see them play. Do you losers even have that many fans in total?

Looked to me like CrapShark stadium was about 75% full at best most days this year. Not that I blame anyone, who would want to watch the garbage heap of the AFC East play when they could be at the beach.

pants on the ground , pants on the ground . looking like a fool . with your pants on the ground !!!

Wonder if Boomer is going to blow Sanchez at the end of his interview...another hard hitting piece

So have you losers found anyone that wants to coach your lousy defense?

Who wants to coach Gibril Wilson. I do! I do!

Who wants to coach an overpaid OLB who cant stop the run or rush the passer. I do! I do!

Wow look, the as'hole, Dying Breed/tortured Fin/Heil hitler comes in...this is the same pus'y from Daytona who hides behind his names but wouldn't show up to back up his words....crawl back in ur hole

Enjoy watching the Jests go home today too...seasons over


I'm at the green rock in Hoboken NJ right Now and I may kill myself. I hate the jets so much and everyone here is going crazy. Not going to lie I'm jealous. Wish we were in the playoffs.

Go Chargers!!!!!

So, after all the experts weigh in on whether Boldin is worth a look, how about if he were available for a 3rd and 4th round pick? That's what Mortensen reported today - the Cardiinals will "aggressively" seek a trade in the off season.

Don't worry AK, in three hours the stench of failure will be overwhelming for the the Jests fans

Euphy, right now the Fins can't afford to trade any draft picks for Boldin

Gates is gonna kill them today

You gotta be sh*ttin me?

Close one .

You gotta be sh*ttin me?

Ak , why didn't you tell me you were going there earlier. Maybe i can shoot out there by halftime. i live about 10-15 minutes away.

Talk about a bad start...

Hope it aint gonna go this way....

As much as it kills me to say this I wish our defense was like the jets so agressive

Give ya that AK, Vomit, Gag...

Bobby you obviously don't know crap if you wouldn't take Boldin for a 3rd or 4th. Hell even 2nd if we are gonna draft crap like White. Boldin is dynamic and a playmaker and better than any reciever in Miami in over 20 years. Address linebacker in the draft and trade down from 12 if you can't get Mcclain that way a trade for Boldin affects the draft less. But to say you couldn't afford to trade a draft pick for boldin is insanity.

Yes GO D!

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