Originally posted by gravelburn:Originally posted by FourNine49:Originally posted by gravelburn:
I'm actually surprised the Niners even made him do the conference. He's obviously uncomfortable enough with the way this all went down, and I do believe this holdout was the concoction of his agent. He's likely to hear some boos when he's announced at home and full-out smack on the road. I don't understand the need to make him stand in front of a room full of reporters when you know he's not going to speak candidly and the whole event will only make him feel more "humbled" than he already does. The best thing the Niners (and especially Singletary) can do for him is keep him out of the limelight until he's ready to go out there and perform. Singletary could have just gone out there alone and said he's not allowing Crabtree to meet the press because he needs to focus 100% of his attention on catching up and becoming a part of the team. Singletary definitely has the clout to do that. I don't understand how sending him out in front of the press now helps Crabtree or the team. It isn't the end of the world or anything, but it immediately puts our new prize WR in the position of being under attack. Just not sure why you would want that.
Disagree. He owes it to the organization and fans to show face. The boy's gotta grow up someday
I agree, but did he? He obviously feels some regret, but you had to know we weren't going to get anything even remotely resembling the apology we as fans deserve and he needs to give to make us Michael Crabtree fans. I would think that a little time and the opportunity to become a contributing member of the team would put him in a better state of mind to have that sort of press conference and regain the support of fans. It's probably Sing just wanting to get this distraction out of the way, but I don't think that was really accomplished. I frankly don't want Crabtree too humbled right now, because he's got to be bold if he's going to contribute coming in this late. And after that conference, he's probably feeling just that much more "humbled". Again, it probably isn't that big of a deal, but I still don't think it was the best way to handle an already awkward situation. Had Sing just done the conference himself and said Crabtree is focusing 100% on catching up, we would have bought it up. The only way Crabtree is going to win fans in San Francisco is if he starts producing. Everything else falls short.
I see where you're coming from. But not having a press conference is like not talking about the huge elephant in the room. Just imagine some of the things that would be said if he didn't address the media:
Crabs is too pu55y to man up to his mistakes.
Crabs must be hiding something.