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Crabtree Discussion Thread

Originally posted by 5TIME49:
Oh Boy, here we go again.
I do hope the Cowboys sign him and he A:kills the eagles and B:Flops like a fish out of water against everyone else.

so you are saying you are a cowboy fan
Originally posted by KRS-1:
He may have been a RS sophomore but he dominated in his 2 years on the field and came up big in big games. Not having a timed speed hurt a little but teams could turn on the tape and see his game speed on tape. Timed speed in a pair of shorts is overrated. He may have played in a gimmick offense but that didn't stop him from being hailed one of the best if not the best player in the draft class by fans, analysts and experts alike. Again he was a big time player who really stood out as a playmaker and lots of NFL players come from gimmick offenses.
No one is arguing that Crabgreed wasn't a bit time player who really stood out as a playmaker. You seem to be arguing that he didn't have any baggage and the only reason he fell was b/c of his injury. That's just crazy.

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We only know of 1 team who flagged him as a diva pre-draft and he visited multiple teams. So it seems there were multiple teams who were not known to be concerned and coupled with the fact that false rumors leak every year prior to the draft the diva issue pre-draft is pretty much moot.
Wow, using that ridiculous rationale, practically every draft prospect's "attitude concerns" are moot. Are you really trying to argue that his attitude concerns had nothing to do with his falling in the draft?

You want this issue to be moot, but it isn't. Only one team came out and said he was a diva. That only backed up reports from all over that Crabgreed's attitude was turning some teams off. Just check the net for the old reports. So far, Crabgreed's actions have validated the attitude concerns you say are "moot."

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The final weeks and days leading up to the draft no one thought he'd make it to us at number 10 and the reaction to selecting him had 49er fans everywhere abuzz because they knew of the reputation that preceeded him in college.
No. Fans were abuzz b/c they knew about his production in college and super-high predraft rating. Oh, and the fact that we have needed a game-breaking WR since Owens.

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All of a sudden people forget about that reputation of a quiet hardworking kid who displayed a good attitude.
It's not "all of a sudden." It happened over several months where Crabgreed's actions spoke louder. Fans forgot about the reptutation of being "the quiet hardworking kid who displayed a good attitude" b/c Crabgreed's actions established his reputation for being "the greedy player who displayed a me-first attitude and told the team that he'll reenter the draft if he doesn't get what he wants."

He is ruining his reputation. Not the fans. Not the press. It's him. He is in control and he is making these choices. Personally, I think he is getting some very bad advice (21 year old kids listen to their family and idiots like Sanders and Wells) and that is what is causing this contract impasse.
I don't care about Craptree anymore. I hope he doesn't sign. He was a wasted pick. He has a worse attitude than T.O. Let him re enter the draft. Who is going to pick a Prima Donna WR with a bad foot, terrible attitude, money grubbing ways, "change the slotting system just for me because I'm CRAPTREE", and sitting out of football for an entire year? It's entirely possible he wouldn't even get picked in the 1st round of the 2010 draft. He sure is putting up huge red flags for other teams. Let him go get picked in the 2nd round of the 2010 draft. We don't need him. I don't even want his attitude on this team anymore. He has shown his true colors.


[ Edited by SanDiego49er on Sep 16, 2009 at 3:08 PM ]
I hope to hear something positive within the next week.
Just read the article on Athlon about "Crabtree having nothing to gain". Man that is the most concise article I have read on this situation. Holding out any further is just committing "NFL Career Suicide" to me.

As for the comments from the Scout, these are the same types of people who passed on some of the best talent in the history of the game. No one on here likes the Raiders much, but over the years they have proven that alot of scouts know diddley squat.

I don't mind if a DLineman has an attitude, as long as he takes it out on the opposing teams and their QBs What would these same scouts have said about Charles Haley?

As for McKillop, you don't need a superstar at TED. You need someone who shines in the "supporting cast". Heck, if all you needed was Superstars, shouldn't the Plowboys have won the Superbowl the past two years?

Say what you like about Bellichek and evaluating talent, but Teddy Bruschi has a few rings, and did a pretty good job without being "Everyones All American". The "talking head" scouts remind us all that talent isn't the only thing. If Scouts were so bright they would all be millionaires like all those Collegiate Economists.
[ Edited by nvninerfan1 on Sep 16, 2009 at 3:16 PM ]
Originally posted by Ang:
Please use this thread to discuss the Crabtree holdout, conspiracy theories, and any other Michael Crabtree related news.

For moderating purposes, we are restarting this thread. However, I will leave the other one protected so that it remains on the board for reference.

Carry on...

Bring back the old thread, I just loved looking through all those pages to find a particular post..

Wake me up when this thread reaches 300...
[ Edited by DaveWilcox on Sep 16, 2009 at 3:19 PM ]
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Originally posted by zozell:
Ang can u Pin the old one for easier reference? I suppose we all can use the "Search" feature... but what fun would that be?

Howbout...NO.



Someone can link it if ya want.
This thread opens the door for ALL of us to post new threads on the same subject, right?
Originally posted by BigMar:
This thread opens the door for ALL of us to post new threads on the same subject, right?

Like you needed permission...
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Originally posted by BigMar:
This thread opens the door for ALL of us to post new threads on the same subject, right?

Ummm, no.

Originally posted by PA9erFaithful:
Originally posted by BigMar:
This thread opens the door for ALL of us to post new threads on the same subject, right?

Like you needed permission...

I discovered I do indeed.
Did he sign yet?
Don't know if this has been posted yet

The Crabtree Saga- Scott Wright
Originally posted by Ang:
Originally posted by zozell:
Ang can u Pin the old one for easier reference? I suppose we all can use the "Search" feature... but what fun would that be?

Howbout...NO.



Someone can link it if ya want.

I just want to know how MD escaped without a warning in the last thread... he said some pretty messed up things to a few posters (including a "sucks to be you" to someone).

I just bring this up because a lot of posters have been getting warned lately for what I and other posters would consider "minor" instances. If the code of conduct is going to get stricter around here, then it should be a universal thing.
Originally posted by BigMar:
Originally posted by PA9erFaithful:
Originally posted by BigMar:
This thread opens the door for ALL of us to post new threads on the same subject, right?

Like you needed permission...

I discovered I do indeed.

You don't need permission to start threads, they just get locked/merged/deleted.