When he joined the Ravens this month, Steve Smith said that, superficial similarities to the contrary — they are both accomplished, veteran wide receivers — he is not another Anquan Boldin.
“We're two different players,” Boldin said at Torrey Smith’s charity basketball game on Saturday, as reported by BaltimoreRavens.com. “I think he'll tell you that as well. We bring two completely differently things to the table. I think the thing that both of us do have is we want to win, bottom line, and we'll do whatever it takes to do that.”
But Boldin, who spent three seasons in Baltimore before being traded to the San Francisco 49ers before last season, said he likes the addition of Smith for the Ravens.
"I think that's a big pickup for them," Boldin said. "I know Steve personally. Great player, hard worker, I think he'll bring a tough mentality to the team offensively."
The two have similar career statistics. Smith has had seven 1,000-yard seasons, Boldin six. Smith has 67 career touchdown catches, Boldin 65. Boldin has caught 857 total passes, Smith 836. Smith is 34 years old, Boldin 33. But Smith isn’t going to win jump balls the way Boldin does. He is 5 feet 9, Boldin 6-1.