Boldin simplifies game plan for reeling 49ers: ‘Work your butt off’

Anquan Boldin leads the 49ers with 12 catches through three games.
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Anquan Boldin realizes there’s no magic pill to help the San Francisco 49ers bounce back from a pair of embarrassing losses.

With Aaron Rodgers and the undefeated Green Bay Packers up next for the 49ers, Boldin said there’s only one way for his teammates to approach Sunday’s game after surrendering a staggering 90 points in back-to-back setbacks.

 “Come out there and work your butt off," Boldin told the team’s official website. "That’s the only way you work out slumps, the only way you get out of droughts. You come, work hard and let it carry over to the plan."

San Francisco has faced insurmountable deficits by halftime in each of the last two games, falling behind by two touchdowns in the first six minutes en route to a 47-7 rout at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals last weekend. 

"To go out there and play the way we did, it was totally unacceptable,” said Boldin, who leads the team with 12 receptions. “For me, that’s where the frustration comes in. You work your butt off all week in practice and to go out and to lay an egg, basically, I don’t think anybody was satisfied with their performance.”

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