Originally posted by lamontb:
Originally posted by scopur49er:
Originally posted by PTulini:
In my opinion, that is who I think of when I watch Michael Crabtree highlights. I know we have heard people say he is like a cross between T.O. and Steve Smith, but I see flashes of Wes Welker too!
I think of Welker more as a reliable possession reciever - the kind of guy who will always be open on 3rd downs to help you pick up a first.
Crabtree, based on highlights I've seen and his playing style, is probably more in the mold of a big-play reciever but he also has range and good hands.
Tough to say really. How he produces will depend a lot on the type of reciever they line up opposite him. If it's a speedy, stretch-the-field kind of guy then Crabtree might be used more like Wes Welker.
Exactly hard to say what Crabs will be in the league but form watchign college highlights I don't see him resembling Welker at all.
Ya...Welker reminds me more of the scat, uber-fast wideouts from the Run-N-Shoot back in the day.
Crabtree reminds me of John Taylor.
If your talking about the routes they run, well then yes, they both know how to run the bubble screen very well. Welker ran it at Texas Tech and is STILL running variations of it in New England.
Hopefully Jimmy Raye will incorporate some of that.
From a physical standpoint tho, I think Welker and Crabtree are very different players.