Originally posted by dtg_9er:
I'm very hesitant to blame a player who has a bad foot injury for being lazy. The king of foot injury was Bill Walton, who had recurring stress fractures that sidelined him during much of his career. The injuries also limited the amount of time he could spend on floor--practice and games. Some called him lazy at the time and suggested he had a bad attitude, but in reality Walton was enthralled with basketball and would have given anything to stay on the court.
The same could be true of Crabtree. If more players (worse yet coaches) call him out and suggest he is malingering I will take note, but so far the only incident is with VD, who is not the most emotionally mature guy on the team.
If he is suffering from a bad attitude I have confidence in Harbaugh's ability to judge this and take appropriate steps. Don't see Crabtree leading a core of dissidents to storm the 9er headquarters.
Dixon: 'Chilo! Put your ski mask on right!.. We're ready to storm the HQ.'
Chilo: 'I can't see... It's totally dark out here.'
Dixon: 'You've got you mask on backward! You dumb sh*t.... Spencer! You ready?!'
Spencer: '...Where's Crabtree...?!'
Chilo: 'Ssshhs...Guys... I heard something...'
Crabtree: 'Yo!! Homie!! S'up Dog!'
Dixon: 'We have plan. Where the hell were you at the meet?!'
Crabtree: 'Got to rest my foot bro.... I ain't storm'n with a bum foot'
Spencer: 'Alright, lets gooo! I want Lord Fangio.'
Dixon: 'For the last freak'n time... We ain't go'n after Fangio. We gett'n Harbaugh.'
Chilo: 'Hey! There he is. I can see him through the office window. Sleeping on the couch.'
Crabtree: 'How do you know it's him. Can't see his face.'
Spencer: 'Black sweat shirt and tan khaki pants. Yeah, that's him. Dude hadn't changed since Camp of last year.'
Dixon: 'Chilo, you got the bolt cutter?'
Chilo: 'Aww... I've got something way better. Check this out motherf*cker!!'
Crabtree: 'Sh*t! That's a chainsaw!!!.. WTF!!'
Dixon: 'We want to cut the lock and chains -- not bring down a freak'n tree!. Jeezzuss!
Spencer: 'Alright we're just have to go over the fence. 1...2... '
Chilo: 'Wait! I got to take a piss....'
Breaking News: Trespassers Caught on Security Video at Niners Facility.
Harbaugh: 'Yeah, really strange... I woke up to some noise outside. Look out the window. I saw some guys -- 3 maybe 4-- running around with ski masks on. One guy was fat. Look like he had a guitar with him. Another was limping around. I locked down the doors and grabbed my Indiana folding chairs to defend myself while I waited for the police to come.'
Slow time at work