Originally posted by kidash:
Originally posted by NineFourNiner:
Originally posted by ninertico:
It hasn't shown yet, but it soon will -- Crabtree could be special: San Francisco WR Michael Crabtree didn't have a big statistical night against the Bears, but he is a specimen. He attacks the ball in the air. Plus, he has exceptional body control and knows how to time his leap to snatch the football at its highest point with his big, strong hands. He is a very physical player overall and it really shows up when he's competing for the ball in the air, through his route and after the catch, when he instantly becomes like a running back with the ball in his hands. He sticks his foot in the ground and explodes out of his breaks, and he never looks out of balance. Crabtree is going to be a nightmare for opposing cornerbacks on slants and fades in particular, but this guy has the ability to excel with the entire route tree.--ESPN
Talent is as talent does!
This would be a GREAT week for the above to show: 7 yard, quick out slant routes FTW!!
It's time, isn't it? We saw glimpses of incredible talent with that out-of-bounds play being a perfect snippet of his skills. Just like the article above, I too saw the incredible way he jumped and moved toward the ball while attempting to keep his body aligned so that he could get he feet scraping the ground while falling out of bounds.
Man, if he just caught that slant at the 4!!!!
I was like, "OK rookie, that's almost as bad as JR's rookie drop at the Meadowlands" ...remember? He had at least a first down and momentum continuing...IMO, we could have completely taken the Bears out of the game with our opening drive especially after the great 3-n-out by our D.
We have to do that again! We have to be aggressive on D as well as on O. Wouldn't you love to have more drives like that first one against the Bears? Then, keep doin' it.
I know many hate Alex. I know many question Raye's play calling and I'm in that boat at times. I know the questions on Josh's inconsistency. I know most think we still should have picked Oher.
Oh, hell no!!!!
Scotty did well to choose Crabtree. Like Valrod said, right?
He just needs to score against GB and start the greatness!
It would be awesome to see Crabtree score