Originally posted by King49er:
who wants to put money down that "he" doesn't even meet with York....
IF York can get him into a face to face meeting than I think a deal will get done very soon, but I'm just gonna assume that "he" tells York to f**k off
It would be the height of arrogance to refuse a meeting with York, after York publicly extended a hand to him.
The fact that there hasn't even been a response, to date, to the invitation shows Crabtree and Parker to be, at the very least, rude, discourteous, and unprofessional.
They expect York and the Niners to increase the offer, but they won't even meet with York or return his call? That's outrageous.
If I'm York, if the meeting ever goes forward, McGloughan or Paraag shows up in my place, with an excuse that I'm "too busy" to attend.
I don't think there's some other team secretly wooing Crabtree--a highly dangerous tampering issue for any team, including the Cowgirls. I don't especially like him, but I think Jerry Jones is too smart to be involved in anything like that.
I think Parker figures there's not going to be a CBA in place next year, and its going to be a wide open, capless market that will allow Crabtree to get something closer to the $40m he's apparently seeking.
That's a huge gamble to take, IMHO.
Ultimately, I think it will prove to be a blessing in disguise. At worst, the Niner's will save themselves $16m that they might have spent on an overhyped prima donna.
At this point, I hope that Crabtree holds out for the season. Given the unprofessional boorishness of his treatment of Jed York, I look forward to seeing Crabtree crash and burn in the draft.