Anquan Boldin is a Jackass
He tried to ruin the Super Bowl celebration with his childishness.
In the game, Boldin got into a heated argument with offensive coordinator Todd Haley. After the game, instead of celebrating with his team, Boldin abruptly left the field, then abruptly left the locker room.
It was awful behavior.
Quarterback Kurt Warner also got into an argument with Haley during the game but you didn't see Warner acting like a petulant child afterwards. He celebrated with his teammates and enjoyed the moment.
I have to say in nearly 20 years of doing this, I've never seen a player more concerned about his arguing with a coach over making a Super Bowl.
What Boldin did almost never happens.
Congratulations on making history, Anquan.
Source: http://mike-freeman.blogs.cbssports.com ... 3/13040597
and here's another insight from AOL:
Anquan Boldin Doesn't Celebrate Win
Posted Jan 19th 2009 7:22 AM by Michael David Smith (author feed)
As the Arizona Cardinals celebrated on the field yesterday after winning the NFC Championship and punching their Super Bowl tickets, one player was conspicuous by his absence: Anquan Boldin.
During the fourth-quarter drive on which the Cardinals scored the game-winning touchdown, the Fox cameras caught Boldin in a screaming match on the sideline with Cardinals offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Whatever Boldin was upset about during that game-winning drive (a time when most football players would have been jubilant, not angry), he was still upset after the game, and he didn't stick around for the post-game celebration.
A few reporters managed to catch up to Boldin after the game, and when he was asked whether he wanted to remain an Arizona Cardinal, he only offered: "Next question." Mike Freeman was on the scene and writes that Boldin is a "jackass" who "tried to ruin the Super Bowl celebration with his childishness."
Look, we know Boldin was playing through pain in an injured hamstring. And we know he isn't happy with his contract, which pays him a lot less than fellow wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. And we presume he isn't happy with the fact that he isn't the No. 1 option in the passing game, although he did have seven balls thrown his way (Fitzgerald had 11). But shouldn't Boldin be happy that he and his teammates are in the Super Bowl?
Here's a piece on another article:
According to Haley, Boldin was upset because Steve Breaston replaced him in one of the offensive formations.
Boldin declined comment about it after the game, and Haley called it “a heat of the moment” situation.
“We changed personnel groups out there and I put Steve Breaston in for (Boldin),” Haley said, “and he was upset about it.”
One would have thought the Cards lost the game with how bad Haley was chewed out. (He also got into a smaller debate with Kurt Warner in the first half.)
Boldin’s never been a me-first player so he deserves a break from the national media on this one. But no matter how upset he was, there was no excuse not to celebrate with his teammates. Reaching the Super Bowl should be a momentous occasion in a player’s career. Instead, Boldin has voiced his displeasure several times this year, mainly because of his contract situation and now because he was pulled from a game.
Settle down, Anquan. Your team just made the Super Bowl and will need you. Your contract situation will get worked out after the season. Play ball until then.
Source: http://www.scoresreport.com/2009/01/19/ ... ith-haley/
Maybe Boldin should just sing "Please release me, let me go... "