In college Stokes had ONE move that made him get tons of ATC yards.
He would catch the ball, anticipate the hit coming, and then spin off of it, he endlessly did that and it worked a lot. The college DB's were not strong enough or smart enough to beat it.
Then, when he comes to the pro's, he tried to do that same spin move. Unfortunately, the pro DB's never fell for that bulls**t move.
THAT was the difference between Stokes in college and Stokes in the NLF; the spin move.
Fortunately, Crabtree's success was not dependent upon a silly spin move. Crabtree is extremely fast out of his breaks, Stokes never was.
Crabtree is stronger, can run faster while turning his head, and has better balance than Stokes ever had.
Stokes size, and spin move is all he had in college.
Crabtree is a completely different player.
Crabtree is more like an Anquan Boldin type of player. QUICK and STRONG.
Josh Morgan is a very similar type of player.
Those two together are PERFECT for the type of offense we want to run.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Apr 28, 2009 at 12:18 AM ]