Originally posted by smithgdwg:
Originally posted by valrod33:I like this interview with Crabtree
Q: How do you deal with the frustration of being on the sideline and not suiting up?
CRABTREE: I really just try to encourage my teammates and really be a coach and be an eye for the receivers. If I see something I'm sure I'm going to tell them as soon as possible. Change this, change that, really just stay in their head. Really just try to be positive about the situation and try to make the team better.
Q: Do you think there's something you can gain from that, even though you're not out there on the field?
CRABTREE: You gain something from each game watching film. Even if I'm not on the tape I'm paying attention. There's something I can get from each player. Even if it's on the opposite side of the ball, I'm watching their receivers and cornerbacks. It's just the love for the game.
Loved the responses. Hopefully it pays off.
But but but, he's not a team guyyyy, you guise! He has a poor work ethic you guiseee!
I am very, very, very anxious to see what a healthy Crabtree does in this offense. He is absolutely built to excel in this system, and Crabtree gives us something that many of the other receivers don't -- a receiver who can make plays in the middle of the field AND get RAC (see Saints game last year).
I've seen Crabtree make numerous plays on crossing routes and also finding soft spots in the zone. Despite what many say, he is a very talented player who has less than 2 years worth of NFL starts, but all less than 2 years worth of NFL practice, considering the situation in his rookie year. I really believe he's going to be a key player this year and next.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Sep 22, 2011 at 4:38 PM ]