Originally posted by jdt84_2:
Originally posted by oldman9er:
... and there it is. People would be shocked if they actually understood all that they were watching. We see a ball in the air and get to the WR... oh no!!! the pass is helmet high!!! What are we to do?!? Well first, you don't cry about a catch-able ball, and you expect your pro receiver to stick his hands up and catch it. But back to the point, if you have ever run a receiver route before, you must know that 1 extra step or one step not taken will have remarkable results on the pass location. We see a pass that is slightly left, right, high, low, and it is SO easy to blame the QB... but guess what? If that receiver fu*ks up the route even slightly?
well, there ya go...
That's why it's important for these receivers to practice with their QBs. They need to give it all, Jerry Rice style. Crabtree has pu$$y scared eyes... just look at him and see that. He held out when he first came into the league, and he's essentially holding out every chance he gets. He has the natural talents, but until he gets his head right, he's more a liability than asset.
... and I really LIKE that we have Crabtree... loved when we drafted him... don't hate him at all... but his approach to the NFL is depressing... disappointing. I want him to be great... I want him to want to be great. Still time...
this. i blame crabtree for these issues but i don't "hate" on him for it. even the first year, could he have really practiced anyways?
Really like your post Oldman9er. Too many people are willing to blame QBs when the pass looks bad without realizing how much the receivers can impact the play. Played with a receiver who just couldn't catch and ran the wrong routes consistently. The QB began to overthrow him out of bounds to prevent Ints...used him as a decoy. Crabtree's tips and bad route running reminds me of the situation to some extent.
A good coach will not allow these things to go on and will call a receiver on it. Crabtree is not that bad. He has loads of talent and may have a break out year with Edwards on the team, but up to now he has been a distraction much of the time. The loss of PS and TC with injuries and his holdout as a rookie really hurt his development. It did not help him but put him in a negative spotlight.
His attitude toward Smith is not healthy and if he wants to be in sync he has to fix that. Smith is open to all his receivers, working after practice or anytime according to VD and Gore, so it's on Crabtree. I believe he will be a very good receiver someday, I hope with the 9ers.