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Chiefs Coach Todd Haley Wanted Anquan Boldin

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One of the most exciting stories we talked about during our time here was one that never panned out -- the Kansas City Chiefs pursuit of Anquan Boldin.

The Arizona Cardinals had the receiver on the trade block and around 3:00 p.m. on the afternoon of March 5th, 2010 a report surfaced that the Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots were in the hunt to acquire him. By 4:00 p.m., more news came in that the Patriots were out of the Boldin sweepstakes and the Chiefs and Ravens were in. By 5:00 p.m., the word was that it was the Ravens -- and not the Chiefs -- closing in on a deal for Boldin. By 5:20 p.m., it was over -- the Ravens had Boldin. Who knows how the story really went but that's the way it was presented to us.

Todd Haley has always been effusive in his praise for Boldin but, as far as I remember, we never had a confirmation from him or the Chiefs that they were involved in the Boldin sweepstakes. 

We've got one now...sort of. In a story published on USA Today, reporter Gary Graves writes Haley admitted "he was among those interested when Boldin became available last winter.

So it's not exactly a direct confirmation that they actually pursued Boldin and it's not exactly a surprise but Haley wanted Boldin. 

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