Originally posted by GolittaCamper:
Originally posted by jacklegniner:
Poor guy will never live up to expectations... as long as his lazy under achieving, no preseason ass continues to hold him back! I believe this is a contract year for Crabtree, and he strikes me as pay day wonder, a guy who will blow up for a season just in time to get paid, then go back to his weak punk ways as soon as possible! If he had a heart, he could be great, but heart is the one thing he lacks!
Originally posted by LBSI9ers:
How did you possibly come to this conclusion??????????????
Crabtree's strategy was to make a ton of cash and quit. End of story.
The Summer of Crabtree bashing is almost upon us. Once we get past Free Agency and the Draft, Webzoners will have nothing better to do than bash Crabtree. Poor guy will never live up to expectations...
Crabtree hasn't quite lived up to expectations, and I'm definitely miffed at his lack of offseason training, but honestly he's the least of our worries right now. By the end of the year, our WR group was depleted, and sure, Crabs had a poor playoffs. But, for the most part, he played very well throughout the season and won accolades for his team-first and improved play from the CS/FO. He's BY FAR the best WR on the team, and will be a valuable asset going forward. We definitely need to add a complimentary threat on the other side--think a fast, big-bodied, big-play WR via draft or FA--but Crabtree's going to be here at least until his rookie deal is up. Remember that WR is one of the hardest transitions from college to the pros, and that it often takes WRs several years to come in to their own. Crabtree has consistently improved in each and every of his 3 years. With another year in the league, a year in the system, and more WR threats added to the team, this trend should continue.
Hell, VD didn't start really producing until his 4th year. A lot of the Crabs hate reminds me of how fans viewed Davis his first 3 years, and Davis showed comparatively much less in his first three seasons than Crabs has in his. I'm by no means equating the two or predicting the same results for Crabs, but the what is similar is this: we on the 'Zone have a troubling proclivity for hating on some of our most promising young players.
[ Edited by merm49 on Mar 5, 2012 at 11:25:04 ]