Aye Aye Aye Santa Maria!! What in the name of all that is Cardinals is going on here? Receiver Anquan Boldin today asked the Cardinals to trade him. He wants the trade now. The Cardinals said they would visit the notion after this season.
The Cardinals told the upset receiver no way were they trading him now. Reports are that if he isn’t traded, he will walk out of camp, even with three years left on his contract. Failure to report to practice will cost him $15,000 per day. Suck him dry for all I care. I knew it would eventually come down to this when he first said he wasn’t even going to report to camp. He surprised me a little by actually reporting on time but from day one he said he wasn’t going to talk about it and will play out his contract and leave. Now he wants nothing to do with the team. Rumors are he doesn’t even speak to coach Whisenhunt at all, although Whiz denies it till the end of day.
Whatever the truth is, it is obvious that these two can not co-exist. Boldin wants out. Now. I say let him leave, but don’t give in to his trade demands. Let him leave camp and get fined $15K a day. Trade him after the season. Unless they can get true value in return, which will be tough given the salary he currently makes, it doesn’t make sense to trade him now, although it could be essentially the best move. However, the Cardinals have enough receivers they can get by without him. Of course no one currently on the roster other than Larry Fitzgerald can replace him completely, but I like the crop of young receivers they have in camp. Steve Breaston has been a pleasant surprise. Don’t forget Early Doucet, who unfortunately has been nursing an injury. Sean Morey, Tim Castille, one of them may be able to step in. Morey made some nice catches for the Cardinals last season.
I still suspect some of this headache is the doing of Drew Rosenhaus. It truly reeks of his doing. How do little rats like that continue to exist? Boldin just needs to grow up and stop crying that his teammate got his and he hasn’t yet, which the Cardinals continue to say they would give him a new deal – just not right now.
As I look at it, the guy signed a contract. Last time I checked, when you sign, you agree to those terms. Does he deserve an extension? You bet. On the field he’s earned every penny. He’s not the employer though. He’s the employee. I think he forgets that fact. So, does he deserve the extension even after all this complaining. Of course, doesn’t change how he has performed. Doesn’t mean he gets to call the shots and make demands. The only thing he needs to do right now is play and help me avoid taking another two aspirin in the morning. Aye Aye Aye Santa Maria!!!