Rick Reilly Says Ravens Trading Anquan Boldin “May Be Worst Trade In NFL History”
Watching Anquan Boldin make 13 catches for 208 yards in his debut with the 49ers was tough. The Ravens certainly missed him in week one with Dennis Pitta and Jacoby Jones‘ injuries. However, Q wouldn’t have stopped Peyton Manning from throwing for 462 yards and he wouldn’t have kept the Broncos from scoring 49 points.
After being named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, ESPN’s Rick Reilly has already decided that the Ravens made the worst trade in the history of the National Football League. He’s also constructed the theory that John Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh orchestrated the deal between Baltimore and San Francisco.
A SIXTH-ROUND PICK! You usually can’t get a blocking sled for a sixth-round pick! A sixth-round pick is, in actual dollars, equal in value to a Subway Frequent Eater card with nine punches.
Just to repeat: Older brother John GAVE younger brother Jim his best receiver a month after beating him in the Super Bowl.
I had no idea head coaches made trades. For some reason, I always thought that was the job of the general manager. Who knew?
Reilly also goes on to say that the Ravens “wanted the guy who helped lead them to a world championship to take a $2 million pay cut.” No they didn’t, Joe Flacco signed a six-year, $120 million extension.
It’s amazing the conclusions that experts can come to after one week of football.
And what did the Ravens do with all the money they saved on Boldin? They spent it on defense. That defense then went to Denver and gave up the most points in franchise history.
Clearly the Ravens defense will be the worst in the league all season long. Why wouldn’t they? They’re ranked 32nd after the first 60 minutes of the 2013-2014 season.
Why even bother playing out the rest of the season? It’s all figured out. The Ravens will go 0-16 and Boldin will lead the 49ers back to the Super Bowl as part of the worst deal since the Red Sox traded Babe Ruth.