Originally posted by IdahoNiner:
Keep in mind though, that Harbaugh has no Connection to Crabtree. I agree that i dont think Crabtree would be cut, because at the very least i think the club could get a 4th/5th out of him.
However i think the money factor is a non issue. Spencer's roll last year is evidence that the club doesnt care aout who gets paid what. The best players on the roster at the time will play.
Others have said that Manningham's contract reflects that the club thinks Crabtree iw a Better WR than him.....Which IMO is rediculous. If crabtree hit the open market today he wouldnt even sniff anything close to his rookie contract.
I don't think Crabtree is better then Manningham, but I dont believe the opposite either. I would have to see Manninham and the way he works on our specific offense before passing a judgement like that. I do think he will outplay Crabs, but I wouldnt guarentee it. I also agree with the free agency, Crabs at best would get a Manningham style contract, maybe a Morgan size contract depending on the team signing him.