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We should have paid Crabtree what he demanded in July

Everything happens for a reason, and everything comes together when the time is right. Alex Smith was in the right place at the right time as was Michael Crabtree, those two were like 2 universes that instantly gravitated towards one another, turning into a total eclipse of quality production.

Alex is the starter, Crabs is a 49er, and we still have 10 games left on our schedule to see what further becomes of which.
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Originally posted by Giants9ersfan:
Drafting Aaron Rodgers could have made this team solid by now.

You see...no one knows for sure.

I don't want to change the direction of this thread, but I strongly disagree. Drafting Aaron Rodgers, we'd be a real contender right now, instead of praying that Alex Smith's 2nd half today wasn't a fluke.
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Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
They guy had a little over 50 yards in one game. Don't get carried away. He's not going to the Hall of Fame yet...

I don't know if he'll be a Hall of Famer yet, but Michael Crabtree is definitely going to go to many Pro-Bowls if he keeps his head on straight.
crzy you need to go to sleep

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GTFO telling me Crabtree this and Crabtree that
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Originally posted by Conejo:
crzy you need to go to sleep

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O-line play
playcalling
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GTFO telling me Crabtree this and Crabtree that

Silly rabbit.
Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
They guy had a little over 50 yards in one game. Don't get carried away. He's not going to the Hall of Fame yet...

I don't know if he'll be a Hall of Famer yet, but Michael Crabtree is definitely going to go to many Pro-Bowls if he keeps his head on straight.

You can't predict Pro Bowls after one game and a few catches. That and there are lots of quality WR's in the NFC which he will have to beat out. That is often on reputation. So it will take years if ever for him to get there. He won't even get there in 2010.
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Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
They guy had a little over 50 yards in one game. Don't get carried away. He's not going to the Hall of Fame yet...

I don't know if he'll be a Hall of Famer yet, but Michael Crabtree is definitely going to go to many Pro-Bowls if he keeps his head on straight.

You can't predict Pro Bowls after one game and a few catches. That and there are lots of quality WR's in the NFC which he will have to beat out. That is often on reputation. So it will take years if ever for him to get there. He won't even get there in 2010.

I'm not really basing my prediction on merely this game, but basing it on his skillset, tools, college performance, and my current overall perception of his talent. I really think he is a special player.
[ Edited by crzy on Oct 26, 2009 at 12:41 AM ]
Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by Conejo:
crzy you need to go to sleep

QB play
O-line play
playcalling
formations


GTFO telling me Crabtree this and Crabtree that

Silly rabbit.

Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
They guy had a little over 50 yards in one game. Don't get carried away. He's not going to the Hall of Fame yet...

I don't know if he'll be a Hall of Famer yet, but Michael Crabtree is definitely going to go to many Pro-Bowls if he keeps his head on straight.

You can't predict Pro Bowls after one game and a few catches. That and there are lots of quality WR's in the NFC which he will have to beat out. That is often on reputation. So it will take years if ever for him to get there. He won't even get there in 2010.

I'm not really basing my prediction on merely this game, but basing on his skillset, tools, college performance, and my current overall perception of his talent. I really think he is a special player.

please give up on the "we should've paid him" argument

If you wanna talk about how great you think he is there are plenty of threads where you can talk about that, but as far at the title of this thread goes and its argument
Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
Originally posted by crzy:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
They guy had a little over 50 yards in one game. Don't get carried away. He's not going to the Hall of Fame yet...

I don't know if he'll be a Hall of Famer yet, but Michael Crabtree is definitely going to go to many Pro-Bowls if he keeps his head on straight.

You can't predict Pro Bowls after one game and a few catches. That and there are lots of quality WR's in the NFC which he will have to beat out. That is often on reputation. So it will take years if ever for him to get there. He won't even get there in 2010.

I'm not really basing my prediction on merely this game, but basing it on his skillset, tools, college performance, and my current overall perception of his talent. I really think he is a special player.

Look at the log jam of NFC WR's. Arizona and Detriot come to mind. Atlanta has a stud. Philly has your favorite guy in the world (All CAL guys are the greatest ever right?) He's not going to surpass those guys anytime soon.

It will be a long time before he's in the pro bowl if ever. BTW I wish him the best and hope he does make it.
Crabtree was doing amazing in the first half. Thought he was a Pro-Bowler then too.
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If Crabtree can put up 5/50 with very little practice time, little rhythm with our quarterbacks, and only a basic understanding of our system.....you don't think he would have had a monumental impact this season with a full training camp and preseason under his belt?

That's all I'm saying.

Look you guys can rag on Shaun Hill all you want. But our wide receivers for much of this season have not been getting separation from defensive backs. And Michael Crabtree gets open.

[ Edited by crzy on Oct 26, 2009 at 12:46 AM ]
Really?! And just throw away an extra 5 million a year in cap space, not to mention all future bargaining power with first round picks (of which we have two of in this coming draft)...

I guess there are some people that really would make worse gm's than Scott McCloughan
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plus now the likelihood of any rookies wanting to hold out against us in the future is pretty low. they know its just not worth it and will take the money they're offered. we might even be able to get them at a lower price now
Originally posted by fandownunder5:
Really?! And just throw away an extra 5 million a year in cap space, not to mention all future bargaining power with first round picks (of which we have two of in this coming draft)...

I guess there are some people that really would make worse gm's than Scott McCloughan

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plus now the likelihood of any rookies wanting to hold out against us in the future is pretty low. they know its just not worth it and will take the money they're offered. we might even be able to get them at a lower price now
This.
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Originally posted by fandownunder5:
not to mention all future bargaining power with first round picks (of which we have two of in this coming draft)...

That doesn't really concern me.

Rookies won't even have bargaining power for much longer. There will likely be a salary scale in place within the next few years.

And assuming we did break slot for Crabtree, and another rookie decided to be a smartass and hold-out for a similar contract....we could have simply told them that we didn't think they were as good as Crabtree.

Unless we thought they were better than Crabtree, in which case they'd be worth breaking slot for.
[ Edited by crzy on Oct 26, 2009 at 12:49 AM ]
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