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POLL : Is Michael Crabtree a bust?

POLL : Is Michael Crabtree a bust?

Originally posted by qnnhan7:
1 for 3yds again...

That confirms he is a bust. Fool sucks at preseason. He should have done way more in the four plays he had. At least five catches.
A bust? He did lead our team in reception last year. He may not put up eye popping stats but how can he? We are not a pass first team that spreads the field out like 75% of the NFL. We are a run first team that limits the opportunities of our WRs, but we also limit mistakes/ turnovers with this philosophy. Crabtree is a good WR, he just isnt called on to pay the bills much. I think your poll should reflect our scheme and not that of an individual effort. Honestly, he isnt our money man yet. But I bet his numbers increase significantly this year as our passing attack progresses. Keep in mind, they say it takes 3 years for the avg player to fully absorb an NFL playbook.

So in short, no he is not a bust. If anything it seems to me you are calling Harbaugh a bust because he doesnt call on #15 enough.
[ Edited by JBrack on Aug 12, 2012 at 3:13 PM ]
Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by VA49er:
Didn't he lead our team in several statistical categories last year? Like catches and rec yards? He was certainly the best wideout.

You are correct. He shined over guys like Brett Swain, Ted Ginn, Kyle Williams and a few other all-pros that I can't remember.

What a stupid post. He can't control who plays alongside of him.

The post wasn't stupid, but you interpretation was. The point is, leading the Niners weak recieving core last year wasn't really that big of deal, imo. Before Edwards and Morgan went down, he looked like the 3rd best reciever.
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Bust? Dafuq. How is he a bust? Some of y'all need a better understanding of the meaning of the word .
Originally posted by Nuns:
1 catch for 3 yards..

Good news! He's already in post season form:)

lol!
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
1 for 3yds again...

Yeah. he is sux..
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Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by Nuns:
1 catch for 3 yards..

Good news! He's already in post season form:)

lol!

Originally posted by ImaMod:
Originally posted by 9erfanAUS:
Originally posted by Nuns:
1 catch for 3 yards..

Good news! He's already in post season form:)

lol!



That is damn funny though
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I'm kind of getting the feeling the crabtree will be gone after this year if he doesnt produce....

what yall think?
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Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by VA49er:
Didn't he lead our team in several statistical categories last year? Like catches and rec yards? He was certainly the best wideout.

You are correct. He shined over guys like Brett Swain, Ted Ginn, Kyle Williams and a few other all-pros that I can't remember.

So are you willing to admit Alex Smith didn't have much to work with or does that not apply here?
Is Michael Crabtree a tough guy or a fake asz prima donna?
Originally posted by sacniner:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
1 for 3yds again...

That confirms he is a bust. Fool sucks at preseason. He should have done way more in the four plays he had. At least five catches.

great post
Damn, to me this simple to answer. No, he is not a bust! However, he hasn't lived up to expectations coming out of college. He isn't playing up to the expected level of a top ten draft pick but still is a team contributor and therefore not a bust. Rather, he is a disappointment. Case closed!!!
Originally posted by fly15:
Originally posted by sacniner:
Originally posted by qnnhan7:
1 for 3yds again...

That confirms he is a bust. Fool sucks at preseason. He should have done way more in the four plays he had. At least five catches.

great post


Actually this is the best preseason of his career
No, Crabtree is not a bust. He is not a star. People can say he hasn't meet the expectation of a 10th pick, but expectation is always too high.
For example, people might expect a top 10 QB on the #1 pick, but what are the changes of meeting this expectation. I would say it is about 50% chance. The last 10 #1 pick QB excluding Cam Newton and Sam Bradford (too soon to tell) would results in the following:

Surely meet expectation: Peyton Manning, Eli Manning
Probably meet expecation: Michael Vick, Matthew Stafford, Drew Bledsoe
Questionable: Carson Palmer
Probably Not meet expecation: Alex Smith
Bust: David Carr, JaMarcus Russell, Tim Couch

Similarly, people would expect a 10th pick WR to be a star, but I would say a solid starting receiver would be a more reasonable expectation. Under my expectation, Crabtree would not be a bust.