"He spends the most time with fellow rookie Nate Davis, who appears to be his best friend on the team. Those who take part in Fantasy Football keeper leagues might want to take note."
--Matt Barrows, 49ers Blog and Q&A
Well, look who's becoming BFFs...why did I just say that?
Seriously though, ponder that for a moment while I humbly eat my own crow. While trying to find ways to blast Crabtree, Crabgreed at the time, I also found myself thinking whether Nate and Michael would start to practice together once he signed the dotted line. Imagine, Nate's innate skills coupled with Crabtree's...nice, isn't it? I thought that maybe these two will get a chance to build the next succession of players...Hill and Bruce out, Davis and Crabtree in. Even though it maybe a year or two before its flourishes, the thought deserves contemplation.
This thought process leads me to believe that both of these youngsters have an incredible opportunity ahead of them. Both have huge chips on their shoulders screaming, "Go ahead, I dare you!" Crabtree's chip embodies his distaste for where he was picked after the ball-dropping DHB. On the other hand of opportunity, Nate had to swallow so much as many pegged him as a failure in the NFL due to his learning disability. Now, they have a chance to prove everyone wrong, together. That is a very powerful thing in itself.
Imagine where both will create and maintain one of the most important aspects in any QB/WR relationship: Chemistry. This chemistry will provide a solid foundation from which to build. If in just a two days Barrows can point that out, then it must be obviously to those who pay attention...obviously, Matt does. That obvious outward show of camaraderie together only allows Nate and Michael to become closer.
Do you guys think the same way or am I just in la la land? I mean these two have an incredible opportunity under the Coach. These youngsters need that strong coach, father, mentor type in this day and age to keep them in line and foster their growth and maturity to know how to become successful, respected men. I know...La la la Singletary's greatness, but the fact is he has a natural knack for reaching his audience. In this case, it is his players.
So what do you think? Will Nate continue on his rise up the ranks or will we get another QB in the draft that null and voids this post? Or will Nate continue on that rise and become our future QB throwing to his future #1 WR?
Time will tell, but I for one look forward to this developing story.
[ Edited by ninertico on Oct 9, 2009 at 15:52:59 ]