By Jim Trotter, SI.com
TAMPA -- While people are trying to focus on the matchup, one of the many things you can count on at Super Bowl week is a contract controversy. Last year it was the Patriots' Asante Samuel. The year before that, it was the Bears' Lance Briggs. This year, it's the Cardinals' Anquan Boldin. But like many stories coming out of Super Bowl week, the contract buzz tends to twist and turn and lose a little connection with reality.
But just to be clear, Boldin has handled the money issue in an exemplary manner. He mentioned it a while ago and has not brought it up on the Cards' run to the Super Bowl. Of course you're hearing a lot about it, but that's not Boldin's fault at all.
As for his teammate Larry Fitzgerald, there is also a misconception about his approach to this story. Fitzgerald is willing to re-structure his contract. That doesn't mean he's interested in taking a pay cut at an amount that might be necessary to please Boldin's camp. Arizona would have to cut millions from Fitzgerald's deal to free up the money needed to appease Boldin.