Originally posted by baltien:Originally posted by KRS-1:Originally posted by Oldschool9erfan:
It would have been Crazy to give Crabtree that money that he wanted.
1) It would have shown the Niners to be weak in the front office and sent a message to the league that the Niners were desperate.
2) It would have screwed up our draft for next year.
3) We all know the Darrius Heyward Bey shouldnt have been drafted at 7 but that doesn't mean the Crabtree should be paid like him.
It's unfortunate that Crabtree took bad advice from his agent and yes we could have used him earlier in the season, but at least he came to his senses and we signed him and most importantly the Niners held their ground and showed him no disrespect so he can stay a Niner hopefully for a long time. He looked good on Sunday with limited practice time.....he should be lighting it up by year end.
By the way Vernon Davis is awesome the Niners better lock him up!
1- Did the Cards FO look weak when they paid Fitz a better deal than Eli Manning ?
2- Did it screw up the Cards draft the following year ?
3- The Chargers made the right pick at #1....a QB because Brees had not shown he was the guy to lead that team...
Manning the #1 pick traded to the team at #4 got 6 years 54 million 20 million guaranteed.
Rivers drafted #4 traded to the team who sat at #1 got 6 years 40.5 million 14.5 million guaranteed.
Fitz drafted #3 overall got 6 years 60 million 20 million guaranteed.
Fitz never should have gotten a better deal than Manning yet Eugene Parker made it happen and the Cards never suffered any repercussions with the result. They believed in the player they took (and they already had Q in the fold so they did not have to give in to the demands) gave him a fat wad of cash and it paid off nicely for them.
Good job your argument failed.
Looking at it, there's arguments to be made both ways so no one is right here. No, giving into a rookie's exorbitant demands doesn't necessarily mean your team will suffer in the long run, but it doesn't mean that it will help either. Again, at BEST it's pure speculation to say that if Crabs started from day one we'd have a better record.
You simply don't know that as a fact.
Right. They're opinions. Which is really the purpose of this forum...to express opinions.