Oh wait, has this thread not degraded there yet? Sorry, my bad... be back tomorrow.
So back on topic... Crabtree
I'm in no rush to see this guy be thrown into the lineup. We have enough talent on the team that we don't need to rush him.
I would like to see him get some playing time and get a feel for the NFL game. And I'd love to see him have Colston success. But I certainly wouldn't call him a bust if he doesn't.
I think if he had a year like Morgan did, that would be confirmation enough that he's going to be okay.
Even Jerry Rice wasn't that impressive as a rookie. I remember that guy dropping passes... and washing his hands (bonus points if you get this).
You're right. There were smatterings of boos during the 85 season. But, the team wasn't nearly as deep at receiver as this one is and I agree that they should go slow with Crabtree. Sticking him in for specific plays to start is the way to go.
We have a lot of talent at WR this season. I see us using Issac Bruce, Morgan, Hill, and Brandon Jones as the first line and then Crabtree will be worked in as rapidly as possible. That leavs Battle, Zeigler, and Spurlock fighting over the 6th spot. We know that this is the last year for Bruce so we will be stockpiling a bit.
I would see Crabtree in the 35-60 passes caught range. Obviously everything will depend upon what happens in TC. Everyone will get their shot at making the team. Crabtree clearly has a lot of talent. So I foresee Morgan, Hill, Crabtree as being our starting WRs for next year, or even at the end of this year. I would see Crabtree getting at least what Morgan go last year. If that happened, and we are winning games I will be happy.
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