Originally posted by Chief:
On top of that, dude is only 24. He is going to light it up this year and all these scrub fans will be on his nuts. People fail to realize that our passing offense has been bottom of the league since Crabtree joined, and it is NOT his fault. I honestly believe we move into the top 20 this year and both Crabtree and Davis get over 1000 yards receiving.
It's certainly not all of his fault, but he has to share blame and be accountable for his faults. Last year, Crabtree definitely improved... 3 drops in the playoffs stand out, but hey, not every game goes your way. 12th worst in drop percentage for 2010? 7th worst in drop rate for the last 3 years combined? Add in that many of those drops in years past were volleyball-tipped interceptions. I also think it is fair to mention the separation issues as well as his ability to beat the jam.
Crabtree is not a bad player. He is not a bust, IMHO, either. Some folks have more rigid concepts about calling a player that hasn't reached his draft status a bust, and I guess that is their opinion. I can disagree and still respect that.
Most of us just want Crabtree to be out there working with his team.. that's all. Maybe he gets better anyway.. maybe he stays the same, which is good but not great.