I knew the guy was good, but I was extremely impressed with his game considering all variables. I mean he's basically been out of football for nearly a year and only been in the building for a couple weeks.
I hope this is a sign of things to come. Dude's got some mitts on him. Absolutely attacks the ball with his hands. Very aggressive when catching the ball. I love it!!!
His hands are extremely impressive and it looks like he got some separation today. Once he gets into the system a little more I expect more YAC like he did in college. That is the one thing he didn't really have today.
[ Edited by theginz2004 on Oct 25, 2009 at 3:23 PM ]
5 Catches for 56 yards ain't bad for a rookie and a rookie who just signed 2 weeks ago and thrown into the starting lineup.
The one catch that really stuck out to me was the one where he was one-on-one on Dante Robinson, where he ran a curl and had the strength to get away and catch it with his hands, then turn up for that extra yard for a first.
Crabtree is next-level talent, and people were not BS-ing the fact that he gives us an instant weapon in the passing game.
The way he catches the ball and holds onto it in mid-air just gives me goosebumps, and the way Michael was able to break-off from defenders on his routes... this guy is playing like a 2-year veteran. It's f**king scary the way he puts in that extra effort for the first down.
The boy just has the IT factor, and he looks almost unstoppable with Smith throwing to him. We're witnessing the start of something really special here.
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