Originally posted by MadDog49er:
The board is slowing losing its' collective mind. Everyone is looking for the Boogeyman, the evil villain in this play. The problem....there is no evil character, this is simply a contract negotiation.
Florio is not creating a problem, and neither is the collective media. Crabtree is the face of the Rookie Class of 2009 in the NFL. Of course, he is going to draw the most attention.
99.9% of football fans couldn't identify what Tyson Jackson looks like, his jersey number, and many couldn't even tell you what position he played. On the flip side, nearly every football fan could easily identify Crabtree in a lineup.
Which makes my case even stronger regarding compensation for Crabtree. He is EASILY the most high profile player still undrafted. As a high-profile player, at a high-impact position, who saw his slide in the draft only happen due to not participating in 40-yard sprints, and private workouts, his agent has a strong case that his situation is unique and he should be compensated differently.
P.S. I have corresponded with Mike Florio for years now through e-mails, and I can tell you firsthand, as I have before, that he likes the Niners. He has family members who are fans of the team. Sorry, Mike if you are reading this post....
He has been critical of this organization as any journalist should be in the last five years. This piece of crap, that we affectionately refer to as the 49ers, needs to turn things around, or we'll continue to be laughed at around the league. The signs look good, but journalists are not going to run puff pieces until we do something we haven't done in a long time....win games.
This board doesn't have a "collective mind." (What's that mean, anyway?)
There is no Boogeyman. (You knew.)
The villain in the Crabtree contract negotiations is, obviously, Eugene Parker, the agent, since we don't want to blame Crabtree himself, or the Front Office.
Speaking of Crabtree, he was drafted, at the #10 spot, by the Niners. I thought you knew.
(Sorry dude, I know you meant to type "unsigned" and accidentally typed "undrafted," but you know how bitingly sarcastic we like to be here on Niner Talk. Blame it on the collective mind.)
And please don't refer to the 49ers as "a piece of crap," if you don't mind.
Yes, I know we've had some very bad years recently, but we here on Niner Talk object to that kind of terminology being applied to the team.
Even when led by some very incompetent HCs and GMs, the team still had guys working hard to do their best. They don't deserve that sort of disdain or that sort of debasing label. If you were a fan of some other team, those would be fighting words.
The Boogeyman and the collective mind of NT also object, I'm told.
Now you know, and your apology for the use of such distasteful language in regard to the team is accepted, in advance.
(Really, for the guy who came up with such gems as "The Mike Nolan Classic" when referring to the Senior Bowl, and "fool's gold" when referring to Vernon Davis, stooping to the use of scatology when referring to the team, or to Ahmad Brooks, only makes you look bad. Way below your standards and abilities, IMHO.)
Looking forward to your next post.