Sunday, November 8, 2009
Boldin unhappy after Cardinals name him inactive
By Mike Sando
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
CHICAGO -- Pro Bowl receiver Anquan Boldin was unhappy with the Cardinals' decision to name him inactive Sunday.
Loose sod and overall poor field conditions at Soldier Field led coach Ken Whisenhunt to make the decision 90 minutes before kickoff, the latest allowable time.
Boldin said no one was "man enough" to tell him about the deactivation in person. He said he warmed up and felt great, only to find out upon returning to the locker room that team personnel had removed his equipment from his locker.
This sounds like a miscommunication. Whisenhunt waited until the last possible moment before making the decision. He probably didn't have time to brief Boldin before Boldin returned to the locker room.
I understand Boldin's frustration, but if he complains too loudly following a 41-21 victory, someone will point out the Cardinals' record without him since last season: 5-1, counting playoffs.