Originally posted by father49er:
If Crabtree can stay healthy, and that's a big if, he'll be a hell of a player and definitely a #1. He's got great hands and can get open enough. Smith didn't trust him enough last season to force it to him like he did with VD. Having a full camp and pre-season will make all the difference.
- If "if" was a fifth we'd all be drunk. If a bullfrog had wings it wouldn't bump it's ass all the time. Crabs has been nothing to this team but a big juicy potential gift wrapped in a bunch of "if's
- It's never the QB's fault when the QB looses faith in a WR. There is no bigger indicator that a WR has major
issues than when his own QB looses faith in his ability. Alex Smith cannot force anything out of Crabs that Crabs won't/can't force out of himself first. Alex Smith had nothing to do with Vernon Davis getting his
head right and his
sh_t together. Vernon Davis did that on his own, albeit with a reality check from one Mike Singletary. But this team is at the precipice of another long run of greatness, so JH & Co. don't have time to pamper players with reality checks. I doubt this coaching staff is gonna coddle Crabs.
Understand that Crabs is a failed regimes pick.
So, for lack of a better term, this regime won't long suffer fools (just an expression, so don't freak out). And last season this team suffered a ton via the WR position. So at this point it's really simple: Either he's on board, or he's not. Either he's gonna do what he
can for this team
to be successful or he's not. Either he's gonna work hard or he's not. It's up to Crabs and nobody else. So talent and potential be damned. It's Crabs head that needs forced, and only Crabs himself can do that.