Overall, I agree with the logic of potentially moving up for a strong/elite WR/CB in 2015, but do those types of players really fit the 9ers mold and draft mentality??? It seems like we like to stay pat and let the board come to us, but maybe next year is the year we make a "big splash" to move up.
I understand the premature talk about Crabs leaving after this season, but it seems like a lot of WZ's view him as gone for sure. I don't totally agree with this. He is never going to be better than a high #2 WR by NFL standards, but could be the 9ers #1 in terms of production in the long term, and I am good with that because the guy's hands are amazing, but does he really think he's going to get top $$$'s on the market if he doesn't really tear it up this year? I am so torn with with I would want to do with him, but his play will dictate it. Do I want him to ball out and succeed and help get us a ring? Yes, but at the same time, I hope Kaep learns from his mistakes from 2013 and spreads the ball around a lot more this season. Unless we go very pass happy, Crabs isn't going to get HUGE stats every week and to be honest, I still feel like Q will still end up with more TDs. With the addition of Hyde and Lattimore coming into the mix and based on matchups, I still see a lot of down hill running for us. It's just who we are, for better or worse, Jim and Trent LOVE to run the rock!
It's going to be hard to not pay Crabs, but the guy is injury prone, and still coming off a very big injury. He did not even look 100% in the playoff run last season. If the 9ers are confident they don't need a true #1 WR based on their style of offense (run heavy) and Crab's wants #1 WR $$$, he is as good as gone, but I don't see him getting that big pay day he thinks he deserves unless a lower level team opens up the checkbook (Wallace to Miami???).
[ Edited by Beezy33 on May 12, 2014 at 9:27 AM ]