I think this is great news. It looks like the niners were able to do a really good job protecting themselves with this contract. The only concern these people (writer of the article and sources he quoted) seem to have with the contract is that Crabtree might end up being underpaid. But that really doesn't worry me at all. If Crabtree plays well, I fully expect them sign him to a new deal before this contract ends. They've done a very a good job extending the players that they want to keep before they become free agents. And it looks like with this contract they would have plenty of leverage in the extension negotiations.
we stayed firm, boxed parker/crabs in a corner and got a better deal for the organization that i ever imagined we would. now we get crabs for 6 years (no way he hits the all those escalators) he will never get the $40M.
Originally posted by mayo63: Doesn't it feel good to have Crabtree signed and sealed? I really jacked we don't have to worry about going reciever in the draft and can concentrate on other areas.
Yes, but I'll feel better once we know that the guy can play. At this point, it remains to be seen if he's going to live up to the hype or not. What happens when he drops his first pass? What if he can't seem to get any separation? I know a lot of people compare him to Andre Johnson, Anquan Boldin, etc. Is he really a sure-thing? I watch his highlights and see flashes of greatness, but I also see some question marks. Is he a good route runner? Is he fast enough? He's always open but can he get open in the NFL? People say he's the best WR to come out of college since Calvin Johnson, but I think Johnson is better, and he was a sure-thing. Is Crabtree really that type of WR? We don't know yet.
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