Arizona Cardinals by and large were cheering for the Baltimore Ravens in the Super Bowl. Some did so because they despise the San Francisco 49ers. Other did so because they wanted to see former Cardinals star Anquan Boldin win a championship.
Boldin was one of the team's icons and also one of the team's few bright spots during some terrible seasons.
During the team's successful seasons, he soured on the team because of his contract and promises that were allegedly made. He and coach Ken Whisenhunt were not on the same page and there is the famous sideline argument Boldin had with offensive coordinator Todd Haley during the playoffs.
Eventually, after the 2009 season, the Cards traded him to the Ravens with a fifth-round pick in exchange for a third and a fourth rounder in the same draft.
Those picks eventually turned into receiver Andre Roberts and linebacker O'Brien Schofield. Boldin got a new contract and now has earned a ring.
Was the trade a mistake? Former Cardinals QB Kurt Warner thinks so, according to what he said on Arizona Sports 620 on Monday.
"In my opinion, no doubt," Warner said about whether the Cards made a mistake. "You can look at Anquan and you can look at his tangibles -- how fast he runs and things like that.
"But there are special players in this game that have intangibles that want the ball when the game is on the line, that bring their competitiveness and bring guys up around them that want the ball in critical moments and say 'throw it to me, I will find a way to make a play,' -- that was always Anquan Boldin."
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