Originally posted by LA9erFan:Originally posted by kronik:Originally posted by olapac:
PFT Reporting 6 yrs, 32 million, with 17 million guaranteed...
Some posters with big mouths need to man up and learn to savor the taste of crow.
Yeah, so much for the "genius" of Eugene Parker, eh?
The source tells us that, in his first four seasons (including 2009), Crabtree must either qualify for two Pro Bowls, or he must qualify for one Pro Bowl in one year and he must participate in 80 percent of the offensive snaps in a separate year in which the team makes the playoffs.
In other words, if in 2010 he qualifies for the Pro Bowl and the team makes the playoffs and he participates in 80 percent of the snaps, he'll still need to make it to the Pro Bowl or achieve the 80-percent/playoffs in another season.
Since the chances of Crabtree making the Pro Bowl or participating in 80 percent of the offensive snaps this year is roughly zero percent, he'll have three years to get it done.
Yes, kudos to him.
Its a unique contract, a "think outside the box/slot" deal that could only have been generated by a long term holdout and the use of every bit of leverage that Parker could find/create/imagine. Sure.
Or it could have been done two months ago.
Personally, I think we should all thank not M.C. Hammer, who just happened to be there, but the great Jim Brown, who told Crabtree last week to forget about the money and get his butt into camp. When Jim Brown speaks, people listen. Or else.