GreatestShowOnEarth wrote:I really dont know why you think Boldin has better hands than Fitz. Do you have anything to back this up? i know i havent watched a ton of Cardinals game but from what i have watched he makes a lot of tough catches and i havent seen him drop any catchable balls. From what i saw of him in college he had some of the best hands i had ever seen. I still remeber that catch directly over his head he made for a TD.
I recall Fitz dropping quite a few catchable balls, nothing in the range of a guy like Darrell Jackson, but definitely not the hands of a Marvin Harrison either. This is most based on "my eye" evidence watching games on replay, but I got the feeling that Fitz tends to be a little careless at times, especially when the ball is thrown down around the knee area. This all may be due to a maturity factor like Cheese said, but I'm not so sure that it will go away quickly. I just get the feeling sometimes that Fitz lacks fundamentals and makes up for it with his stud ability. He can dissappear for halfs at a time and his just lacks that consistency on a quarter for quarter basis, but still catch the game winning touchdown pass. Who cares when his bad games look like 4/30/1 though right?
The guy has great talent, but his maturity scares me. I just don't want to see what happens when a bad offensive stretch comes along and/or they don't pass the ball 40+ times a game. Torry Holt type established type guys almost never dissappear on their team, no matter what the circumstances. Boldin to me seems like the established guy and the one you can count on in the offense no matter what happens. He catches the tough passes, he makes tough plays, and he is consistent.
I believe that the value of these two Wrs comes down to who is quarterbacking in Arizona. As someone pointed out earlier Warner looks for Boldin and McCown looked for Fitz. If Arizona decides to stick with Warner for next year then Boldin in my eyes becomes the best fantasy option. If Arizona decides to go with McCown or pick up someone in Free Agency then i think Fitz becomes the better fantasy reciever.
I think the QB argument is flawed, because McCown is not an NFL caliber QB. Fitz was targeted excessively by McCown simply because McCown wasn't adept at progressing through his reads. McCown never throws to the #3 WR, ever, and he also had a tendency to lock onto Fitzgerald and forced the ball to him. For instance, late games, McCown would alternate passes between Fitzgerald/Boldin and end up forcing the ball into double coverage to Fitz and lose possession on an interception. Warner actually was able to hit a different WR on 3 consecutive downs.
you really think that you could get Fitz or Boldin in the 4th? in all of the 12 team mocks and drafts that i have seen Fitz is long gone by then and Boldin is gone as well. I really dont see how you could get either in the 4th. As others have said Fitz seems to be overvalued ( for some reason i decided to pick him in the 2nd round of the Flexual Harrassment league draft) and will go fairly early. Boldin seems to be the better value and can be had in the third and maybe if your very lucky the early 4th round.
I don't believe for a second that Fitz will go in the 4th round, and it's probably unlikely that he will even last into the 3rd round. What I was trying to say, is that I value OTHER WRs more than I value Fitz/Boldin in the 3rd. That doesn't mean I even think they will necessarily be available in the 3rd round, just that even if they are there, I may or may not draft them depending on who else is still on the board. I do think that Boldin/Fitz are both worth mid to late 3rd rounders, Fitz closer to the mid and Boldin closer to the late, but doesn't necessarily mean they are the best option at that point in the draft.
I would draft either of them in the 4th round and be happy about it.