Originally posted by B650:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by ninerfan4life:
Crabtree's stats vs the Texans: 6 catches 98 yards 1td
If that happens, then whenever Mike Singletary looks at his team, and tells them it is all about hard work and "paying the price," they will never be able to believe him.
Its obviously about talent, and not hard work if Crabtree can just waltz into the NFL and start playing.
All those tough days of training camp? For WHAT?
Or they'll think, "This guy will do whatever it takes to win," which I'm sure they'll respect. Don't you think the defense is a little tired of all those three-and-outs? It showed in Atlanta. If anything, the players probably LOVE the fact that Crabtree is going to start.
Look, if Crabtree is the best player, then he definitely should play. Get him in there as fast as possible. I have no problem with that whatsoever.
I am just making the observation, that if Crabtree can start and have a good game against the Texans, then it will blow the whole "must have a real tough training camp" thing out of the water.
You know the Rams also had a real tough training camp.
Tough training camps can wear thin, VERY fast, if the coaching staff is not careful.
Let's say Crabtree blows up the NFL like Moss did his rookie year.
Next seasons training camp will be very interesting, because it will be very tough for Singletary (or any team for that matter) to sell the idea that your seasons success depends upon how hard you work in training camp.
Crabtree and the Rams will have blown that out of the water by next season.
So I am arguing against hard training camps, not Crabtree starting.