Originally posted by natrone06:Ok:
Originally posted by 9ersLiferInChicago:
Lets take a tally of the facts:
Item: Top 10 pick of a failed ragime
Item: Piss poor production
Item: Lazy/poor workethic
Item: Not into the playbook, and it shows
Item: Inability to gain separation, even against average DB's
Item: Not really committed
Item: Often injured
Item: Didn't show when handed the #1 spot basically completion free
Item: FO singed multiple FA WR's (and likely more)
Item: With the 30th pick of the 2012 NFL draft the San Francisco 49ers select A. J. Jenkins, WR, University of Illinois
Item: By all accounts JH & Co. seeks to become more explosive on offense
How many can still think that Crabs is our best option at WR, and our 1st rounder is no better than 3rd or 4th on the depth chart, given the above facts, strains my comprehension. To be sure, we all have a right to our own opinions. But no one has a right to their own facts. And given these facts I can't see the coaching staff feeling confident at all in Crabs as our primary WR going forward. Now I'm not saying that people have to agree with me. But in my humble opinion, one would have to ignore, or at least discard, the above facts to think that one Michael Crabtree will continue to be our primary WR. In my opinion, in order for Crabs to be the 49ers primary option - the #1 - WR in 2012 and beyond he is going to have to do a complete 180 in his production, work ethic, commitment, playbook study, WR skills (e.g. just getting open), etc. I don't know about anyone else but I have no evidence that Crabs will be able to make such a 180. I have no reason to believe that type of change is in him. I just don't see it.
This is going to sound like a stupid question but based on what you just wrote I have to ask. Do you know the difference between facts and opinions?
-Was he not a top 10 pick?
-Has his production been anything other than lack-luster relative to that top ten pick?
-Has not his work ethic been a question?
-Has not his route running been in question?
-Has he not had a problem getting separation?
-**Opinion** Based on what I've observed and read it don't appear he's bought into JH and the concept of "team", so I question his commitment.
-Has he not been often injured (which has been one of the many excuses for him)?
-When Edwards was sent packing, Morgan out for the season, and only Swain as the only damger to Crabtree touches, did Crabs do anything to distinguish himself as the clear #1?
-Did the front office not sign multiple WR FA's, one with known concussion issues?
-Did we not use our 1st pick on a WR?
**Opinion** Based on our first two picks and post draft pressers I believe JH & Co. seeks to be more explosive on offense
If those are opinions (save for the two) then there's no such thing as facts.