Monday Musings: Anquan Boldin Makes Ravens (And Me) Look Bad

by Pete Prisco – Senior NFL Columnist,

Anquan Boldin made me eat my words Sunday.

Credit: Getty Images

Credit: Getty Images

When the 49ers traded to get Boldin, I didn’t think he had that much juice left in the tank. He was never a burner, and another year, I thought, would slow him down. If it has, he sure didn’t look like it Sunday. Boldin had 12 catches for 208 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers’ 30-24 victory over the Packers.

Boldin didn’t just make his usual assortment of great “hand catches,” he also seemed to run away from defensive backs at times, which he didn’t do as much with the Ravens. Boldin is one of the smartest, strongest receivers in the league, but I thought his lack of separation would show up with the 49ers. Instead he showed up looking quicker against the Packers.

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