Oakland Insider: Why Not Trade for Anquan Boldin?

Farris GunningCorrespondent IMarch 10, 2009

The Raiders have been rebuilding for quite some time now. Making many great additions and also making some pretty stupid ones has been the track record for the Oakland Raiders for the past six years.

This year's offseason has been looking interesting so far. Unlike last year when the Raiders spent hellacious amounts of money on players who didn't hold up their end of the bargain, this year they have focused on the current players who make a difference.

Aso was a great decision!  Shane Lechler was a great decision!  Now it's time to step up to the plate and make one more great decision...Anquan Boldin!

Let's just think for a second what it would mean to have Boldin in the Raiders' starting lineup.

First of all, it allows Zach Miller and Johnnie Lee Higgins to free up due to the defense watching Boldin like a hawk. 

Second, it makes Javon Walker, who is staying in Oakland, come back to reality and play like he should.  He needs to step up to the plate. He has the talent and Boldin will give him the leadership he needs.

Now let's talk about the running game. Michael Bush and Darren McFadden will be storm troopers on the ground due to the defense backing up to protect from Boldin, Miller, and Higgins. 

What about JaMarcus Russell? As long as the Raiders can protect him and give him some time to throw...Watch out because it could be raining footballs! 

This team is on the verge of becoming a strong competitor in the NFL. Adding Boldin will do so much it's crazy! 

The Raiders will need to make this happen since many other WR's are now off the market.  If we can't get Boldin it will be crucial to snag Harrison for the leadership.  Boldin is the No. 1 choice and Al needs to go and get him.

Silver and Black in 2009!