Originally posted by Leathaface:
Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by Wodwo:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Thanks for taking the time to make the video. Crabtree was not impressive this year. That video showed he has about zero YAC ability. He'll be a solid second.
We'll see next season.
I think he has plenty of YAK ability. The problem is most often he doesn't get the ball in space. Even when they hit him on those quick out patterns he usually has a guy on him righ away.
Harbaugh will find a way to get him in space and he'll be fine.
This. I don't think people realize how talented of a WR Crabtree is. The guy just needs to be put in a more open offense.
This and That. Crabtree has all the talent in the world. He may not be "Desean Jackson" fast but he is quick on that football field. Proof of that is him running by Al Harris when Harris was already 10 yards off him last year for a TD. Also him running by Rogders-Cromartie this year. Cromartie is one of the fastest Corners in the NFL and Crabtree, without a double move, ran right by him for a TD.
Also, the man has missed one full off-season and two pre-seasons. He has had a HORRIBLE WR's coach so he is doing everything, basically on his own. He played QB in High School and just started playing WR when he got to Texas Tech. So he had two full years at the position, in which he was the most dominant WR in college BOTH years, before coming into the NFL and the moment he stepped foot on the football field last year, he made play after play. That ALONE should show how talented the guy is.
He has also been the 3rd option in the offense (Vernon and Gore were 1 & 2 regardless of what many may think) with 4 different QB's throwing him the ball in less than 2 years
Yes he has struggled with some drops at times but he has also made some GREAT catches on some "not so good throws". He is the ONLY receiver, including Vernon, who ATTACKS the ball in the air 99% of the time instead of letting it come to them and catch it up against their chest, which is what any CONFIDENT pass catcher will do.
He is not a diva and works his a$$ off. He is always downfield blocking and never stops until you hear a whistle (the right way to do things). He will only run out of bounds when there is absolutely no other path to take and when a defender "breaks down" to perfect tackling position, instead of trying to go around him, he puts his head down and at least makes an attempt to run through him and at the very least, he'll fall forward for positive yards because of his momentum. Crabtree will be a STAR in this league and thanks for the Video Marvin
[ Edited by Sims84 on Jan 17, 2011 at 11:46 PM ]