THE BEARS CAN GET THEIR PLAYMAKER
It’s no secret that Anquan Boldin wants to be traded. The mystery to me is why he isn’t a Bear already. When you enter the season with playoff aspirations and no proven playmaker on offense, it seems more than a little odd. Foolish is a better description. Especially considering you have a new starting QB who needs all the help he can get.
Before there was Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin was the next big thing in the NFL. If he played in say, Dallas or New York, he’d be all over your TV in goofy commercials.
Boldin burst onto the NFL scene in 2003 when he caught 101 passes with 8 TDs. He was hurt the next year and played in just 10 games. He came back in 2005 with a vengeance, catching 102 passes and 7 TDs. That season he had 8 100-yd games.
After his massive game Sunday against Miami, Boldin has 14 catches for 222 yards and 3 TDs for the season. Brandon Lloyd leads all Bears receivers with 92 yards. I like Lloyd and think he was a solid pickup. That has been seen already. But he’s not Boldin and the Bears have no one like him on their roster.
What would it take to get him? I have no idea. If it’s a #2 do you do it? In a heartbeat. What about a #1? I do that too and sign him up long-term.
It’s great to run the ball, have great D and excel on special teams. But let’s face it. To win it all you need big playmakers. The Bears don’t have any on that side of the ball, although Forte looks to be on his way. Why not go out and get a proven commodity? We’re not talking about Muhsin Muhammad here. Boldin will be only 28 in a few weeks. He’s a first-down machine that can also make big plays.
What are you waiting for, Jerry Angelo?
[tags]Chicago Bears, Arizona Cardinals, Anquan Boldin, Jerry Angelo, NFL[/tags]