Originally posted by Sims84:
Really?? your perception?? This coming from a guy who is NOT in the locker room, a guy who is NOT in the weight room, a guy who is NOT in the film room, a guy who is NOT in the meetings and a guy who is NOT on the practice field? Who cares
his TEAMMATES and COACHES, the ones who see him EVERY SINGLE DAY say he has GREAT work ethic, and he is a great teammate and puts in effort on the practice field and in the meetings
But you, some random joe, think he has a poor work ethic................... OOOOOkay
fair weather fans, I'll tell ya. When he starts lighting it up, you will be on his jock, guarantee it
Like I said in my reply; when I see Michael Crabtree performing on the field I will be happy. I said it was my perception, not reality. True, I am not in the locker room or at practice or whatever. I am just a fan like any other. I work my butt off at my job and I love to see NFL football players who work their butts off too. I love to see players like Gore, Willis, Davis, and Justin Smith. These are Blue Collar guys who put in the dirty work and perform on Sundays.
I am not a fair weather fan. I have cheered for and supported this TEAM since I started watching football in the early 80's. I am a season ticket holder and continue to drive my butt for 3 hours each way to cheer this team on! So, your statement about me being a fair weather fan is completely incorrect.
I will celebrate when Crabtree makes a good play for my 49ers; but, that doesn't mean that I am "all on his jock".
I don't like the fact that Crabtree has injuries during the pre-season. No, I don't think he is faking it. I JUST DON'T LIKE IT!
It is merely my opinion that Crabtree lacks work ethic. I could be completely wrong, but this is MY opinion.
I am not the only person to question Crabtree's lack of work ethic. Vernon Davis and Crabtree were separated at a practice once. It is widely believed that Davis ripped into Crabtree for is lack of effort during practice.
Do a search on Google for "Michael Crabtree lazy" and you will find several articles of others with the same perception as mine. I found this paragraph from a NinersNation writer that stated almost exactly what I just said.
"Now, clearly, my giddiness led me astray. Rice is the GOAT. End of story. But, I still don't think the giddiness was unwarranted, nor do I think so now. And this is why he is the most frustrating player on the Niners. He is easy to dislike. Not for that whole hooey with the media; I couldn't care less if he is a shy guy. What-evah. Rather, because I'm supposed to believe and I do believe that he has a poor work ethic.
I mean, he doesn't. Clearly. All of his teammates say that he is a workaholic. His ability to step in midseason from a lockout and produce shows that he is a workaholic. I know that he works hard. My brain understands this.
But in my precious heart of hearts, I don't believe that he does. I see a tweet or read an article, and my aorta is all of a sudden like, "woah, Right Atrium, bro. Crabtree doesn't work hard because somebody slightly hinted at it to Barrows, who didn't even say anything definitive about it." Then, my right atrium turns to my right ventricle and says, "hot diggity donuts and dill weed, did you hear that? He did skip preseason because he wanted to make more money and because he as a lingering foot injury since his college days..." So in my heart, I don't believe it.