Originally posted by BobS:
Originally posted by 49ers2009:
If 49ers don't sign Crabtree.... I'm not a fan anymore. I've been a fan for 25 years. They are so cheap. Everyone says look at the economy. Whatever, he probably already sold 200,000+ jerseys. DHB will not do this. He is by far better than DHB. He should get #7 money, with incentives up to #5. Crank that Crabtree. Check out this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aJZsjImymc
Everyone should be on Crabtree's side. We need him now. We are not loaded at WR. Everyone including me couldn't believe he fell to us. Now we can't pay him. He was a top 3 lock if he wasn't hurt. He only played 3 years of wrs. Was the top wr in college football as a Freshman and Sophmore. He even played QB in highschool. Still very raw. Sign this guy. He is a stud. Check out this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwyEdC7a4y0 49ers won't pay 3 first round picks. We can't trade him. 49ERS ARE SO CHEAP!!!!! Other teams will pay him that money. They wouldn't offer the trades if not.
Been a fan for 25 years? Ever heard of the salary cap? I think it was instituted
in 1995 or so. Over paying for a player can have severe long lasting impact on a team, especially one who does not perform up to the salary he makes against the cap. Maybe you didn't notice but highly drafted can't miss receivers have a pretty high failure rate. Throw in coming off an injury, plus suspect speed, and that equals
not the type of player a financially wise franchise would over pay for. Caving in to his demands of wanting to be paid higher than his slotting sets a bad example.
The 49ers have the power here, not Crabtree, a player coming off an injury that missed the combine would not be wise to sit out a year, the 49ers have his rights
until he is traded or drafted again, he cannot work out for anyone. 49ers have the power here they just have to wait him out.
Oh look at me I became a 49er fan when they won there second Super Bowl against Miami oh I have suffered so much as a 49er fan enduring having to watch the Niners win 4 SB’s and avg. 10 wins a season oh it is so tough. Good riddance if you call yourself a Niner fan. By the way the salary cap was put in place in 1987.
Crabtree is a rookie who has not proven anything. Rules of the game are the 10th pick get 10th money plus 18-20% over last year (wish I could get that). Let see a rookie who has never played a down in the NFL, with a broken foot, no 40 time, we are using film and comparisons of teams like Rice, Baylor, UNT to see if he is NFL worthy yet we he is guaranteed $18-20 million plus another $13-18 million, so where do I sign up?
Crabtree is Crabtree he is NOT the next Jerry Rice, TO, John Taylor, Gene Washington, Dwight Clark, Freddie Solomon, RC Owens, Billy Wilson he is Crabtree and will have to prove himself worthy of even being mentioned with the WR just mentioned. For all we know we have the next Rashaun Woods, JJ Stokes, James Owens or countless other 1st and 2nd round WR that were total bust but still got Millions of dollars because they were a 1st round pick.
At this point he is going to get a sizable contract and be completely useless his first season. How I wish I could get 18-20 million plus first year salary knowing that all I am going to be is one big f**king boat anchor and not be able to do a thing to justify what I make. In year 2 which will really be my rookie year I will still be usesless Year 3 I will finally do something and demand to renegotiate my contract, yea can’t wait to have Crabtree on the team