Originally Posted by Fire Arians
I think defensively we needed a better game plan. lebeau should have put ike on boldin because i think evans is way overrated. he hasn't had more than 4 td's in a season, yeah if he's fast, if he can't catch / is a bad route runner he's just another nate washington who is hit or miss. boldin is money every time and if you put your worst cover man on him (mcfadden), that's just asking to get torched.
with that said ike was lights out. I wish he would have been guarding boldin instead, he's the ravens best WR imo.
You might be on to something there. Although, the thing with Boldin is, he's a lot like Hines in the sense that he has no natural position. He's liable to line up just about anywhere and run just about any route. It makes it difficult to assign one guy to him and if they did, it might end up wasting Ike's skills on too many plays (i.e. You don't need Ike on the guy running a 5yd in route).