Biggs: A little time off does Boldin good
Maybe a little time off was just what Anquan Boldin needed.
After being angry when he was a last-minute scratch a week ago at Chicago, Boldin returned on Sunday and proved to be his old self again in catching a team-high eight passes for 105 yards in Arizona’s 31-20 comeback victory over Seattle.
Boldin was seething when the equipment was removed from his locker a week earlier at Soldier Field, but the rest was just what his bothersome sprained ankle needed apparently.
“It would be easy to sit here and say I'm glad he had the week off last week, because he sure looked good today,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “He was a big factor for us today, and he looked fresh and fast.”
There’s been mounting speculation that this could be the final season in the desert for Boldin. He wants a new contract and the Cardinals are not likely to give into those demands. Arizona shopped him last spring, but it was looking for a ransom in return. The development of No. 3 wide receiver Steve Breaston has probably made it an easier move for the club to consider now. Plus, he’s had trouble putting together entire seasons. But he’s just made plays when he’s on the field.
“I'm self motivated,” Boldin said. “You can't let what goes on around you affect your work, or you're always going to be up and down. I just come out and play football, and I'm not a guy that's worried about what people say or what people think.”
By topping 100 yards he reached the 7,000-yard plateau in his career. In getting there in 88 games, he tied Isaac Bruce for the fifth-fastest to reach that milestone in league history.
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