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Anquan Boldin Puts Responsibility on Players to Turn Offense Around

Frustration is a word that's been thrown around a lot this week at the SAP Performance Facility.

San Francisco 49ers coaches and players alike are frustrated, not just with the result of the team's past two games, but also in the process of how each score got to be so lopsided.

Anquan Boldin went as far as to say that the team, "laid an egg" against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3.

"(I was) very frustrated," Boldin said. "I think we all were. We came out and had a great week of practice last week. I felt like we had a good gameplan and felt prepared. To go out there and play the way that we did is totally unacceptable.

"I don't think anyone was satisfied with that performance."

San Francisco has four combined turnovers in the first halves of its last two games. In both contests, the 49ers have faced 20-plus point deficits going into the locker room at halftime.

Boldin continued to break down the teams offensive struggles in trivial terms.

"(It's) just a lack of execution," he said. "There's no other way to put it."

That lack of execution had led to the 49ers offense converting less than 40 percent of their third-down attempts this season, ranking in the bottom third of the league.

Boldin's diagnosis of the offense's issues was just as simple as how the team needs to go about correcting those mistakes.

"I felt like as a team, we've looked at it and corrected the things that went wrong," the receiver said. "We started it off (on Wednesday) with a good week of practice, and hopefully we can follow that up today. In this league, you have no choice but to move on." 

If there were to be a perfect opponent to bounce back against, it may just be the Green Bay Packers. The 49ers will look to extend their winning streak against the Packers to five games on Sunday from Levi's® Stadium.

Boldin played a major role in San Francisco's most recent victory against Green Bay. In fact, it was the receiver's first game adorning red and gold in Week 1 of the 2013 season. In that game, Boldin torched the Packers for 208 yards and one touchdown on 13 receptions.

The 13-year veteran said the team will review those games, but the 49ers are also preparing for an entirely new cast of players.

"You go back and watch it and try to see what things you did that had success," Boldin said. "But at the same time, it's a completely different team. … You just have to prepare this week as best as possible and execute the gameplan."

As one of the leaders in San Francisco's locker room, Boldin has never been a "rah-rah" type of player, but rather lets his play do the talking.

Boldin has been through tough times in his career before and knows there's only one way to get back on track. 

"The only way you can correct that is to go out there and work," Boldin said. "Nothing else fixes it. You have to go out and work your butt off. When you play that way, it will change itself."

Head coach Jim Tomsula has urged the team this week that they just need to continue to, "go out and play football," said Boldin. The receiver added that it's up to the 53 players in the locker room to figure things out on Sundays.

"(The coaches) don't play," Boldin said. "It's up to the players to change that. They call the plays. It's up to the players to go out and execute."

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