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Crabtree was amazingly impressive in his debut.

Originally posted by SnakePlissken:
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.



goosebumps is right. he was catching ball everybody else was dropping. and alex is going to fall in love with that,.
Yes very impressed , nice Hands , We might have some decent wideouts now because it should open things up for Morgan now!
next they can try to get him some bubble screens where he show off his running skills
Very impressive indeed.
Originally posted by WestCoast:
Originally posted by mayo63:
Originally posted by blunt_probe:
We finally have a WR.

And maybe a Qb, too.

that's just crazy talk

All we need is a QB with enough arm power to throw 20-yard lasers, we have enough receiving talent to take it the rest of the way.

I mean seriously, Matt Swab wouldn't be s**t without the separation Andre Johnson gives the Texans passing game. The more talent you have at one position the more it opens everything else up in the consistency game (in reflection to the entire cast).
Originally posted by hofer36:
next they can try to get him some bubble screens where he show off his running skills

they ran one, it only went for about 3 yards, but you saw how explosve that play can be with him. he turned came to the ball to set up the block on his CB, but the other DB made a great play.
Originally posted by RonMexico:
Looks very natural catching the ball, effortless almost

his hands must be huge. That ball disappears in his hands.
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
A couple things stood out to me:
1) Very clean routes for a rookie. Usually, rookies are sloppy with their footwork. I thought he looked sharp,

2) Good hands. He had one drop on a ball that was not very well thrown, but the rest of the time, he used his hands to catch the ball, and did not have it jar loose after contact.

A solid first game. Very impressed with the rook, and he is only going to get better.

That the part that gets me really excited. How good is a really going to be once he gets accustomed the speed of the NFL?

[ Edited by 49wyztoscore on Oct 25, 2009 at 3:46 PM ]
It is almost amazing just to watch him catch the ball... I mean when you think of a top-flight WR typically you think of a guy like Moss or Owens who are just athletically gifted and can out-reach, out-run and out-jump the competition. Crabtree isn't the biggest or fastest guy, but he catches anything close to him like a machine. The one where he softly caught that rocket directly above his head without even looking up at the ball up made me .

Its amazing to think what the human body can do. We might be witnessing the pinnacle of catching evolution . I mean think about running a route and turning your head and having a split second to catch that crap.

Here's hoping he gets a lot more opportunities this season. Maybe throw him a bomb or two a game when its 1v1 coverage. He didn't get a chance today to show off his YAC today ability either.
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He looked like a veteran out there.
Originally posted by confusedrhino:
It is almost amazing just to watch him catch the ball... I mean when you think of a top-flight WR typically you think of a guy like Moss or Owens who are just athletically gifted and can out-reach, out-run and out-jump the competition. Crabtree isn't the biggest or fastest guy, but he catches anything close to him like a machine. The one where he softly caught that rocket directly above his head without even looking up at the ball up made me .

Its amazing to think what the human body can do. We might be witnessing the pinnacle of catching evolution . I mean think about running a route and turning your head and having a split second to catch that crap.

Here's hoping he gets a lot more opportunities this season. Maybe throw him a bomb or two a game when its 1v1 coverage. He didn't get a chance today to show off his YAC today ability either.

He did show some YAC on one play but it was called back because of Morgan.
MC-TREE played a very good game I thought. He looked strong in his performance. Good catches and routes. I like him. Just too bad the contract dispute got out of hand. I think he's going to be very good for us.
the kid didn't win TWO Biletnikoff awards for nothing. because of that, i knew there was no way he would be a bust.
Originally posted by Thorhawk:
Very impressive indeed.
im hella impressed