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#881 26CornerBlitz

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 02:32 PM

IIRC, this means that the Bills maintain his rights and he can't sign with anyone else during the season.

 

Exactly.



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 03:19 PM

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#Bills react to Anquan Boldin retiring and begin moving forward to fill void both on and off the field.

https://twitter.com/...089075981537282



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Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:20 PM

Well, that's not going to be a popular opinion.... but I tend to agree with you on most of it.

 

No it is going to be a very popular position; sour mash is one the staples of Bills fandom now.

 

I think he made a mistake - he could have done more for cause by being on the field, having a sign on field and sponsors donating money per catch.

Visibility helps cause unless you are like Kap and insult people who might support you.


You're entitled to.   Care to explain why?

 

Being sour sells more. Has been driving force since he returned to Buffalo.



#884 3rdand12

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:22 PM

i have moved on.

 Wasn't really that difficult.

 But i am a rather aloof person by nature.

 

Go Bills !



#885 Augie

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Posted 22 August 2017 - 08:29 PM

It seems I may have retired with nobody noticing. Must suck to get all this attention.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 06:26 AM

45 pages on Anquan Boldin.

 

What did he ever do for the Buffalo Bills?  (but waste time) 

 

​Nothing to warrant such devotion.



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Posted 23 August 2017 - 07:51 AM

I think he knew it was time to leave. His body was not going to hold up over the course of the season. He set himself up for doing something when the time came to leave the game. The time has arrived. Like a lot of us, he doesn't want to admit he's getting old and can't do things the way he use to.

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:08 AM

 

 

Of course, less than 2 weeks ago Boldin was "all-in" here.  I can see him signing with the Steelers, Raiders, Pats**, New Orleans, Falcons, etc. if for some reason they need a red-zone target later on.  

That's the part that gets me. I saw an interview where he said," it may have taken me a bit to make the decision to sign here but once I commit I am all in. I am 100% committed for the year." Or something along those lines...



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Posted 23 August 2017 - 09:09 AM

Will this thread remain active longer than Boldin's Bills career?

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Posted 23 August 2017 - 04:32 PM

Will this thread remain active longer than Boldin's Bills career?

 

Why not? Bush's thread lasted longer than his runs backwards.



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Posted 23 August 2017 - 05:00 PM

Will this thread remain active longer than Boldin's Bills career?

 

 

Boldin's release will be rued when the team misses the playoffs for another 17 consecutive years.

 

They were THISCLOSE!



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Posted 23 August 2017 - 05:02 PM

45 pages on Anquan Boldin.

 

What did he ever do for the Buffalo Bills?  (but waste time) 

 

​Nothing to warrant such devotion.

....shades of Bryant Johnson cometh...............



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Posted 23 August 2017 - 05:10 PM

 

It is entirely possible that Charlottesville was the final straw that broke the camel's back.  I get how emotional people get over that stuff.    Even so, I can't imagine it being the primary reason.  In my opinion, the timing of it allowed him to use it as THE excuse when it was likely just one of multiple factors.  It allowed him to bury any discussion about his situation in Buffalo because nobody is ever going to push him hard about it.   (nor should they)

 

He knows darn well that whatever he does in the next 6 months could be done starting in January.   And that measly $1.75 million he gave up could have been used in some productive way to promote his anti-racism pursuits - or used in any other way he saw fit for that matter.  

 

 

(Wawrow disagrees) You're entitled to.   Care to explain why?

 

PolishDave, with respect - because you can't imagine it being a primary reason, does not mean it can't be a primary reason for someone with a different POV.  No one involved in human events gets a "do over" so it's really impossible to say something like "he knows darn well that whatever he does in the next 6 months could be done starting in January".  Maybe, maybe not.  You may believe that and he may believe differently, but you don't get to pronounce "he knows darn well".

I do agree with you that it's probably one of several factors.  The day after a game is no doubt tough, and gets to be too much for a guy if his heart and head aren't fully in it.  I'm sure that's a factor.  He looked slow and perhaps he saw he's really lost a step and can't contribute as he'd like to - but I don't think any competitor ever really believes he's done for and really can't cut it.  I mean, I respect him too but look at FredEx saying he still wants to play when you could see, with the Seahawks, how much he'd lost and how frustrated he was to get stopped short by tackles he must know he would have evaded 1-2 years previously.  If Boldin still wanted to play, he'd believe that Darby was a fluke and he just needs some more sprint work to get back into playing shape or something.  So that really comes down to "he realized his heart and head aren't fully into it now".

I guess what puzzles me is, why not take a guy at his word?  Why what amounts to a seeming religious faith (ie no arguments will sway it) that the guy must be lying?

With regard to Wawrow, he interviewed Boldin.  Yolo posted his link earlier in the thread, or google search Wawrow and Boldin.


Will this thread remain active longer than Boldin's Bills career?

 

It hasn't already?


Edited by Hapless Bills Fan, 23 August 2017 - 05:10 PM.


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Posted 24 August 2017 - 06:10 AM

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Boldin says the killing of his cousin 2 years ago began thought of retirement; Charlottesville was the tipping point
http://www.wgr550.co...s-tipping-point

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 06:32 AM

 

PolishDave, with respect - because you can't imagine it being a primary reason, does not mean it can't be a primary reason for someone with a different POV.  No one involved in human events gets a "do over" so it's really impossible to say something like "he knows darn well that whatever he does in the next 6 months could be done starting in January".  Maybe, maybe not.  You may believe that and he may believe differently, but you don't get to pronounce "he knows darn well".

I do agree with you that it's probably one of several factors.  The day after a game is no doubt tough, and gets to be too much for a guy if his heart and head aren't fully in it.  I'm sure that's a factor.  He looked slow and perhaps he saw he's really lost a step and can't contribute as he'd like to - but I don't think any competitor ever really believes he's done for and really can't cut it.  I mean, I respect him too but look at FredEx saying he still wants to play when you could see, with the Seahawks, how much he'd lost and how frustrated he was to get stopped short by tackles he must know he would have evaded 1-2 years previously.  If Boldin still wanted to play, he'd believe that Darby was a fluke and he just needs some more sprint work to get back into playing shape or something.  So that really comes down to "he realized his heart and head aren't fully into it now".

I guess what puzzles me is, why not take a guy at his word?  Why what amounts to a seeming religious faith (ie no arguments will sway it) that the guy must be lying?

 

I don't think he lied dude.   I think he conveniently neglected to mention that his situation in Buffalo was at least PART of his decision to retire.   There is a difference between lying and withholding additional details.   And I think he knows that he has absolutely nothing to gain at all by mentioning the situation in Buffalo.   The only thing it does is cause certain people (Beane & McDermott) unnecessary grief.   And that is totally avoidable by simply not mentioning it at all.   Nobody has anything to gain by Bolding mentioning anything at all about the Buffalo Bills.

 

That's all.  I have absolutely nothing against the guy.   

 

I don't know him personally.  It is entirely possible I am completely wrong and that the receiver/offense situation in Buffalo had absolutely ZERO to do with his decision (I don't believe that for a second).

 

But, If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, I am calling it a duck.

 

You and everyone else are free to disagree.   It's just an opinion from a guy who doesn't know him personally.



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 03:33 PM

@salsports
Boldin says the killing of his cousin 2 years ago began thought of retirement; Charlottesville was the tipping point
http://www.wgr550.co...s-tipping-point


That was a good read. Givrd some perspective on where his mind is at.

I respect that once he felt that football was not 100% his main passion and primary focus anymore, he chose to walk away from it and pursue what he sees as his new calling in life. I can respect that. I wish him all the best and hope he is able to make a difference.

I also respect that he chose to retire instead of just taking the Bills money for a season while not being fully committed.

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Posted 24 August 2017 - 03:41 PM

@salsports
Boldin says the killing of his cousin 2 years ago began thought of retirement; Charlottesville was the tipping point
http://www.wgr550.co...s-tipping-point

 

I'm guessing someone will come in and claim that his statement is code for him having no faith in the Bills and was upset over them hoodwinking him into signing.



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 06:54 PM

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Thank you all fans, teams and my NFL brothers for the well wishes. It's truly been an honor to be apart of the league the last 14 seasons. Q

 

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