Why Anquan Boldin Should Be a Philadelphia Eagle

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Published: April 17, 2009

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... circles is wide receivers. Terrell Owens. Javon Walker. Chad Johnson. Larry Fitzgerald.   

From 2004 through 2008, those names were part of the majority of Eagles discussions. The Eagles actually did get one of those guys. He helped the team make a trip to the Super Bowl. He also helped shake the foundation of the organization.

The most recent name is Anquan Boldin. Many Eagles front office defenders scoff at the notion of the team needing a "No. 1" wide receiver. This year they actually have the best case they've ever had. The current crop of Eagles receivers is very talented and still improving.

Even still, there is something missing. The detractors will tell you Anquan Boldin isn't a big play receiver. They will tell you his success is due to playing opposite Larry Fitzgerald. They will tell you he doesn't have the speed to stretch the field.

Guess what? It doesn't matter. What is missing from the Eagles' receiving corps isn't big plays....

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