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POLL : Is Michael Crabtree a bust?

POLL : Is Michael Crabtree a bust?

Mans game tonight

Huge 3rd down conversions
I am happy for the guy. I posted in several threads that if he could only stay healthy through a training camp he could begin to produce. He may have had some diva in him at some point but the failure to play up to his own expectations seems to have removed that. At this point he is beginning to show his talent. He doesn't have burner speed but he is doing exactly what he needs to do to make this offense work.
amazing what being in training camp does right

he looks like a top 10 WR out there in terms of yards unfortunatly doesnt look like he will be a TD machine but i could easily see 1100+ yards around with 4 or so Tds
Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
amazing what being in training camp does right

he looks like a top 10 WR out there in terms of yards unfortunatly doesnt look like he will be a TD machine but i could easily see 1100+ yards around with 4 or so Tds

Definitly not a home run threat, but he's a great chain mover. He's very hard to stop within 15 yards.


BTW, the game was epic.....so proud to be fan.
[ Edited by Oakland-Niner on Sep 16, 2012 at 10:41 PM ]
Crabtree was money on that last drive. 3 HUGE 3rd down conversions. It was beautiful watch.
He is doing his best Deion 1989 impression on the post game.
Michael Crabtree is EXACTLY what we need. We already have an explosive, big-play receiver in Vernon Davis. The problem was our third down production.

Did you notice that throughout the game, Alex Smith was hitting his targets with catchable balls, only for them to get dropped? When crunch-time came and we needed to move the chains, chew up some clock, and get in position for a finishing score... Crabtree got us those first downs.

THAT is what Crabtree's role in the offense is.
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Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
amazing what being in training camp does right

he looks like a top 10 WR out there in terms of yards unfortunatly doesnt look like he will be a TD machine but i could easily see 1100+ yards around with 4 or so Tds

Currently on pace for 104 receptions for 1154 yards.
Originally posted by Wubbie:
Michael Crabtree is EXACTLY what we need. We already have an explosive, big-play receiver in Vernon Davis. The problem was our third down production.

Did you notice that throughout the game, Alex Smith was hitting his targets with catchable balls, only for them to get dropped? When crunch-time came and we needed to move the chains, chew up some clock, and get in position for a finishing score... Crabtree got us those first downs.

THAT is what Crabtree's role in the offense is.

I predict that as this offense gets rolling, Crabtree will become more than just a very good possession receiver. After all, these receivers have only had two games now to begin to play together. As Roman gets a feel for how to work them, we will see more explosiveness.
I recognize that the comparison is blasphemous, but he's a bit in the Jerry vein, where he runs good routes and has great hands, but lacks the speed and height etc. Obviously Crabtree isn't the same caliber, but he's of a similar style and utility. He's not DeSean Jackson (burner), Calvin Johnson (Prototype), or Wes Welker (YAC). He's the same 'type' of receiver as Jerry.
Originally posted by mug0mug:
I recognize that the comparison is blasphemous, but he's a bit in the Jerry vein, where he runs good routes and has great hands, but lacks the speed and height etc. Obviously Crabtree isn't the same caliber, but he's of a similar style and utility. He's not DeSean Jackson (burner), Calvin Johnson (Prototype), or Wes Welker (YAC). He's the same 'type' of receiver as Jerry.

Did you just say Jerry lacked speed? I really hope not.........
Originally posted by 49erbossdoggy:
Originally posted by mug0mug:
I recognize that the comparison is blasphemous, but he's a bit in the Jerry vein, where he runs good routes and has great hands, but lacks the speed and height etc. Obviously Crabtree isn't the same caliber, but he's of a similar style and utility. He's not DeSean Jackson (burner), Calvin Johnson (Prototype), or Wes Welker (YAC). He's the same 'type' of receiver as Jerry.

Did you just say Jerry lacked speed? I really hope not.........
hes not a burner but he does have that extra gear when being chased.
Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
amazing what being in training camp does right

he looks like a top 10 WR out there in terms of yards unfortunatly doesnt look like he will be a TD machine but i could easily see 1100+ yards around with 4 or so Tds

Currently on pace for 104 receptions for 1154 yards.


I have some bets with a friend:
Crabtree will have 1000+ yards.
Aldon will have 15+ sacks.
Moss will have less than 10 TDs.
The Aldon one is a gimme. The Moss one is unfortunately just a feeling a have.
The Crabtree one is beginning to look pretty solid now. Crabtree is an excellent WR.
[ Edited by BrianGO on Sep 16, 2012 at 11:45 PM ]
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
amazing what being in training camp does right

he looks like a top 10 WR out there in terms of yards unfortunatly doesnt look like he will be a TD machine but i could easily see 1100+ yards around with 4 or so Tds

Currently on pace for 104 receptions for 1154 yards.


I have some bets with a friend:
Crabtree will have 1000+ yards.
Aldon will have 15+ sacks.
Moss will have
The Aldon one is a gimme. The Moss one is unfortunately just a feeling a have.
The Crabtree one is beginning to look pretty solid now. Crabtree is an excellent WR.


crabtree is just entering his prime too
[ Edited by gold49digger on Sep 16, 2012 at 11:39 PM ]
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
amazing what being in training camp does right

he looks like a top 10 WR out there in terms of yards unfortunatly doesnt look like he will be a TD machine but i could easily see 1100+ yards around with 4 or so Tds

Currently on pace for 104 receptions for 1154 yards.


I have some bets with a friend:
Crabtree will have 1000+ yards.
Aldon will have 15+ sacks.
Moss will have less than 10 TDs.
The Aldon one is a gimme. The Moss one is unfortunately just a feeling a have.
The Crabtree one is beginning to look pretty solid now. Crabtree is an excellent WR.

Most likely to win the Crabtree portion. You never know with sacks (Aldon), and the Moss portion is unlikely.
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