Dreaming of Anquan Boldin With Bucs

April 19th, 2009

In his recent mailbag, Vacation Man of BSPN fields a question from a Bucs fan about the Bucs maybe making a play for Arizona wideout Anquan Boldin.

Brett in Tallahassee writes: Hey Pat! With the 2009 Tampa Bay team beginning to sort coalesce, do you think Anquan Boldin would be a good fit for a deep-threat WR? Thanks, love the column. All the best, Brett

Vacation Man: There’s no doubt Anquan Boldin will help any team he plays for and I like the idea of him with the Bucs. However, I think it would be very difficult for the Bucs to pull off a deal like that. After trading their second-round pick for Kellen Winslow, they don’t have a lot of ammunition for a trade and I’d hate to see them give up their first-round pick because they have some big needs on defense that really haven’t been addressed yet.

While Joe would absolutely love to see Boldin in pewter and red, it won’t happen. Thanks to the Bucs throwing away a second round pick on Sgt. Winslow, the Bucs have little ammunition to pull off such a trade.

Joe would much rather have seen the Bucs trade a third round pick to Arizona for Matt Leinart. Don’t expect that to happen either.

7 Responses to “Dreaming of Anquan Boldin With Bucs”

  1. Mr Lucky Says:

    Joe – I just don’t get it. Explain to me how Leinart is an upgrade over McCown? Look at Leinart’s career stats: 14 TD:17 INT vs. McCown’s career stats: 9:10 TD:INT.

    I know Matt has the USC pedigree but he really hasn’t done much and had the 2006 to make it work. Luke hasn’t been given the chances that Leinart got.

    Now if we give up Round 3 that leaves the Bucs with 5 QB’s and no defensive picks. If the Bucs STILL had a Round 2 pick and hadn’t signed Lefwhich I could see giving a Round 3 pick for Leinart but right now? No freakin way – the Bucs can still get a good DT/CB with that Round 3 pick.

  2. bucsfanlostiniowa Says:

    Go for it a 1st and a 3rd for boldin this year fix the defense next year the majority of bucs fans approve!

  3. Joe Says:

    Mr. Lucky:

    Just saying **if* McCown doesn’t work out you have a guy who has major upside currently rotting on Arizona’s sideline to fall back on. A third round pick isn’t much of a gamble for a guy who — like McCown — is largely unproven.

    Leftwich is a glorified backup. Josh Johnson, who knows? If he was worth anything the Bucs wouldn’t have had to go get Leftwich. And Son of Bob is Son of Bob.

  4. Mr Lucky Says:

    “The majority of bucs fans approve!” REALLY????????

    I sure hope the majority of Bucs fans aren’t that short sighted.

    Where exactly does Boldin fit into the new Bucs scheme? We’ve already got sure hands in Antonio Bryant and HOPEFULLY a possession receiver in Clayton and a versital WR in Winslow.

    Don’t get me wrong I would have loved to see Boldin as a Buc BEFORE we landed Winslow. However I’m convinced that the Bucs are gonna be a run first – pass 2nd team and that Boldin is a luxery the Bucs can’t afford in 2009

  5. MTM Says:

    The Buc’s are in such a bad position. They do not have any idea. Of what or who is going to work out next year. There are so many holes to fill. So many new players starting. Do they try to load up more on offense. And try to shoot it out with teams offensively. That is assuming the offense is very good(long shot). The draft this year is going to be the most critical for the Bucs organization. Than it has been in a long time.

  6. Mr Lucky Says:

    Joe – I understand you point and I totally agree with your second paragraph. However with regard to using this years 3rd round pick for Leinhart I don’t like becase as MTM pointed out there are too many holes to fill.

    How about this one – Alex Smith for Matt? Heck I’ll even throw in Griese as well. Now does THAT make you smile or what?

  7. Joe Says:

    Mr. Lucky:

    I agree. I was thinking next year’s third round pick; not this year’s.