We provide a quick audio take on the 49ers trade for Anquan Boldin. Additionally, we have a look at some comments on Twitter by current and former players, as well as analysts.
I didn't have a camera around to shoot some video following the Anquan Boldin trade, so instead we've got some audio for you, set over some stats and whatnot. Give it a watch/listen when you get a minute. We'll have plenty more on this big trade and how it impacts the 49ers.
Torrey Smith was caught mildly off guard by the trade.
RT @ravensinsider: Anquan Boldin traded to 49ers for a sixth-round pick....WHAT!!!— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) March 11, 2013
This business is BS at times— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) March 11, 2013
The highlight of the day had to be the back and forth between Pete Prisco and Peter King. I'm not a Prisco fan as he is a bit too pompous for my taste. But I thought this was an amusing exchange. Pete went right to the "too slow" argument, even though speed has never been Boldin's game.
Anquan Boldin another case of old and slow and you make too much dough so you must go— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) March 11, 2013
RT @priscocbs: Anquan Boldin another case of old and slow and you make too much dough so you must go ... Puhleeeze.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) March 11, 2013
Boldin's lack of speed really hurt him in the playoffs. Come on, @priscocbs.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) March 11, 2013
Anyoe who says Boldin's too slow doesn't watch the games. It's that simple.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) March 11, 2013
@si_peterking Yeah, I don't watch the games Peter. Only you guys do.— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) March 11, 2013
So basically any team out there could have had Boldin for a ham sandwich but his lack of speed doesn't matter? Hmmm— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) March 11, 2013
How did that Eagles Dream Team work out. Slow down the NFC West slobbering please.— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) March 11, 2013
Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin decided to chime in on this. Funny seeing a Seahawks player infer copying by the 49ers considering the Seahawks sign as many ex-49ers as they can find.
Lol the niners would trade for a receiver— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) March 11, 2013
Warren Sapp might have had the line of the day, and I don't even like Warren Sapp!
Ravens give up their MVP for a bubble gum wrapper?— Warren Sapp (@WarrenSapp) March 11, 2013
Brendon Ayanbadejo had his own thoughts on it, and they hit the nail on the head for the Ravens:
The boldin trade wow. Do we even win the game with out him?— Brendon Ayanbadejo (@brendon310) March 11, 2013