Bold(in) talk

Arizona receiver Anquan Boldin talks Cardinals and 49ers, along with Sunday's game between the two teams in Mexico City, 49ers receivers coach Jerry Sullivan and San Francisco's beleaguered secondary, among other topics.

Q: How are the players feeling about this trip to Mexico?

Boldin:
I think everybody is excited. It's the first international NFL regular season game in the history. It's a Sunday night game. Everybody on this end is looking forward to it.

Q: Do you think you're getting ripped off, because you're losing a home game?

Boldin:
No, but our fans probably do. Anytime that you can play in front of your fans you would love to. But this is probably a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity so we're glad to have it.

Q: Is there any sense that you all are taking one for the league?

Boldin:
No, I don't think so.

Q: Do you have any plans to site see when you're in Mexico City?

Boldin:
Nope, for us it is a business trip. That's the way we're approaching it. It's not like we're going down there on vacation. Our main thing is to go down there to get a win. That's where our mindset is.

Q: What's the feeling on the team after starting 0-3?

Boldin:
We're absolutely not where we want to be. The only thing that we can do is pull together as a team and correct the things that we've been doing wrong and continue to do the things that we've been doing right. It's still a young season even though we got off to a bad start. There's nobody that says we can't go on a win streak from here on out.

Q: Although Kurt Warner is out, does it help that Josh McCown has already had experience playing?

Boldin:
We feel comfortable with Josh. Of course, nobody wants to lose their starting quarterback. I had experience with Josh playing last year and we're comfortable with him playing the game.

Q: Has your two losses against the 49ers last year been discussed?

Boldin:
I don't think so. I haven't heard anybody talking about it. We don't look back to last year or any previous years. Our main focus this year is to get our first win.

Q: What does wide receivers coach Jerry Sullivan mean to you?

Boldin:
He's probably one of the best receiving coaches in the league. The guy is a technician. Everybody that he's coached, I think he's made better. He really played a big part in my rookie year. We didn't have a lot of veteran receivers. The oldest guy on our squad was probably a three-year vet. Having coach Sullivan helped me tremendously.

Q: Would you expect Arnaz Battle and Brandon Lloyd do benefit from his coaching?

Boldin:
Of course. I expect anybody who is up under him to benefit. He's one of the best to ever teach that position. If you just do what he says he will make you a good player.

Q: What makes him so good?

Boldin:
His attention to detail is like no other coach that I've been around. He's so precise with everything. He knows the position inside out. He walks it out step by step.

Q: How much credit does he get for your great rookie season?

Boldin:
He gets a lot of credit. He helped me. Like I said, we didn't have a lot of veteran receivers in here.

Q: With the Niners secondary in a slump, do you think you're catching them at the right time?

Boldin:
I don't think it's a right or wrong time to catch a team. We just go out week in and week out no matter who's on the field. If their starting secondary is there or not we just have to go out there and take care of our jobs. We can't worry about anybody else.

Q: Does it affect your play when the film that you're watching on the 49ers has players in there that won't be playing?

Boldin:
No it doesn't affect our game plan at all. We just have to prepare for what we've seen on film. If we get anything different in the game we have to adjust on the way.


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