Baltimore Ravens

Boldin To Ravens Puts League On Lookout

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 03:  Wide receiver Anquan Boldin #81 of the Arizona Cardinals sits on the bench during the NFL game against the Green Bay Packers at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Packers defeated the Cardinals 33-7.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Aaron MartyContributor IMarch 6, 2010

Year in and year out there is an offseason move that completes a team. An offseason move that creates or strongly strengthens a Super Bowl contender. Last year it was Brett Favre, the year before it was the acquisition of Michael Turner, and the year before that it was Randy Moss. This year that big offseason move is Anquan Boldin to the already strong Baltimore Ravens.

The Baltimore Ravens gave up merely a third and a fourth round pick to receive one of the youngest most dominant receivers in the NFL. This filled a pressing need that has been holding Baltimore back for years. With the combination of Joe Flacco, Ray Rice, Willis Mcgahee, Anquan Boldin, Derek Mason, and a stellar offensive line the Ravens will definately be contending for there shot at Super Bowl glory.

Not only is it a great move to complete the offense, but the acquistion of Anquan Boldin provides a great young base of talent on the offensive side of the ball. Boldin should be able to take this 18th ranked passing game and 9th ranked scoring offense to a whole new level. Anquan Boldin's tough, gritty, do anything to win mindset fits in well with a team that is known for being tough on both sides of the ball.

Baltimore's new toy should also help to provide some more openings for the league's 5th ranked rushing offense. Now that the Ravens will have there first real dominant receiving threat since Shannon Sharpe the opposing defenses will not be able to play with nine guys in the box.

At the end of the day all of the analysts are talking about Peppers to the Bears being the big acquisition of the day, but Anquan Boldin completes a team that has been looking for that final piece of the puzzle for almost a decade. Look for Baltimore to go into a deep playoff run this season and possibly a Super Bowl.

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