Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by dj43:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by JTsBiggestFan:
Shouldn't someone get it in his head that Hakeem Nicks was drafted towards the end of the same round as him and has performed much much better??
Looking back, I wanna know why Crabtree was valued much higher than Nicks??
Please stop now. Crabtree would ball out in NY. Manning >>>>>>>>> Smith.
Crabtree would have been crucified by the fans in NY. All his injuries and dropped passes would have resulted in so much negative media coverage he would have gone back to Dallas and hid behind the couch. Coughlin would have sat him so far down on the end of the bench it would have taken a $30 taxi ride to get back to the ball park.
Truth is; Crabtree would not even have started in NY. Nicks and Cruz are definitely better and so is Manningham when healthy. Those guys actually catch the ball.
Same could be said about another player on our team but not for lack of effort. Still doesnt mean Crabtree doesnt have the talent and wouldnt be able to excel with elite QBs.
Another boring day at work, I can see.
Joe, you are really hurting your credibility with your persistency in turning every thread into a "I don't like AS" thread. I KNOW you don't believe half the stuff you post. I've read enough of your stuff to recognize that you are pretty knowledgeable about pro football, except when it comes to talking about the QB position. For some reason, your filter isn't allowing you to recognize what is happening.
As to Crabtree; we all hope he fulfills the promise he had coming out of college but so far, injuries and bad advice have kept him from even living up to the hopes normally attached to a 2nd round pick, much less a top 10 pick. Even if he had Tom Brady he would still have to run a 10 yard pattern if it was 3rd and 9. He would still have to come back for the ball to shield off a defender. He would still have to keep working when the QB leaves the pocket, still run CONSISTENT patterns, etc. None of those things depend on an "elite" QB. Rather ALL of those things are what a WR should be doing if he considers HIMSELF to be "elite."
My hope, as I'm sure all 49er fans hope, is that MC will come in healthy and spend the kind of time that Montana and Clark spent, or Young and Rice, or all the good combinations have spent in order to max out their potential. There is no substitute for that kind of time together.
I was watching a video earlier today about Tom Martinez, Tom Brady's HS coach and life-long QB mentor, who passed on yesterday. In the video, Martinez said it takes 3,000 repetitions to turn a weakness into a strength. MC has been lucky if he has been healthy enough for 300 reps. He has a LONG way to go in order to reach the kind of chemistry that great WRs have with their QBs. Let's hope 2012 will be different.