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The Michael Crabtree Thread

Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
Any 49er fan that is objective will admit that Jerry Rice did not have the best hands of all time. What made Jerry the G.O.A.T. was his insane work ethic, his stamina/conditioning, and crazy route running. It is what allowed him to excel even at 40+. I don't think Crabtree has the best hands ever, but I will give him that one trait over Jerry Rice.
This.
Jerry Rice sat across Cris Carter and said best hands ever in football. Never said best receiver.. Crabs isn't Carter, but I would say he's better in that regard than Rice.
Jerry Rice and Cris Carter didn't wear gloves, especially not the kind that WRs wear these days.
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[ Edited by susweel on Jan 7, 2014 at 9:39 AM ]
cris carter had great hands, but everytime i see a highlight on nfl network of him making a sideline catch, it doesnt look like his feet get down in bounds.
Reality, we're gonna have to pay beau-coup to keep Kap and Crabs together. We have to win a superbowl soon because there's no way we keep this team as deep
Originally posted by socalniner:
Reality, we're gonna have to pay beau-coup to keep Kap and Crabs together. We have to win a superbowl soon because there's no way we keep this team as deep

Everyone always wants to assume getting the fattest contract is all these guys want. Some folks are actually okay with not being the highest paid and being on a competitive team.
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Originally posted by socalniner:
Reality, we're gonna have to pay beau-coup to keep Kap and Crabs together. We have to win a superbowl soon because there's no way we keep this team as deep

Everyone always wants to assume getting the fattest contract is all these guys want. Some folks are actually okay with not being the highest paid and being on a competitive team.

But Crabs held out with the team until he got paid his rookie year. I dont think his mentality/ego will change.
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Originally posted by VaBeachNiner:
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Originally posted by socalniner:
Reality, we're gonna have to pay beau-coup to keep Kap and Crabs together. We have to win a superbowl soon because there's no way we keep this team as deep

Everyone always wants to assume getting the fattest contract is all these guys want. Some folks are actually okay with not being the highest paid and being on a competitive team.

But Crabs held out with the team until he got paid his rookie year. I dont think his mentality/ego will change.

That was over 5 years ago. He's changed agents I believe twice since that fiasco. Crabtree holding out was strictly because of him being young and naive, accepting horrible advice from people who wanted a percentage of his contract. There is nothing else that would suggest his mentality is egotistical. I swear some people WANT Crabs gone.
Originally posted by SaksV:
Originally posted by VaBeachNiner:
Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Originally posted by socalniner:
Reality, we're gonna have to pay beau-coup to keep Kap and Crabs together. We have to win a superbowl soon because there's no way we keep this team as deep

Everyone always wants to assume getting the fattest contract is all these guys want. Some folks are actually okay with not being the highest paid and being on a competitive team.

But Crabs held out with the team until he got paid his rookie year. I dont think his mentality/ego will change.

That was over 5 years ago. He's changed agents I believe twice since that fiasco. Crabtree holding out was strictly because of him being young and naive, accepting horrible advice from people who wanted a percentage of his contract. There is nothing else that would suggest his mentality is egotistical. I swear some people WANT Crabs gone.

he may have not changed at all, i dont know. but what has changed is the qb, i think playing with kaepernick increases the chances he is back big time as opposed to alex smith still being here. they just never built up that chemistry.
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Crabtree has the best hands in the NFL right now and Cris Carter is the only other receiver who I've seen play, with better hands.
I feel like Kap should take a discount for two reasons; A. He know we need to keep Crabs, whom he has great chem with, but we also need to keep the defense who has pulled his ass out of many fires. B. We have already given Kap a nice pay day by making him the starting QB over Alex, when we could have easily stayed the course with Alex. Kap has gotten endorsement deals from Jag, Beats, Mickey D's, and more.
Originally posted by 24plus25er:
I feel like Kap should take a discount for two reasons; A. He know we need to keep Crabs, whom he has great chem with, but we also need to keep the defense who has pulled his ass out of many fires. B. We have already given Kap a nice pay day by making him the starting QB over Alex, when we could have easily stayed the course with Alex. Kap has gotten endorsement deals from Jag, Beats, Mickey D's, and more.

I say we work out big $$ endorsement deals with local companies (Levi's, Google, etc) that are contingent on him remaining with the 49ers. The 49ers could even give those companies loosely-corresponding discounts on their endorsement/stadium deals with the team. He gets back the money he would have made, but it is off the 49ers books, from a salary cap perspective. It's a little shady, but I don't think it violates any league rules.
Eric Branch ‏@Eric_Branch1m
Spoke to surgeon who is also a #49ers fan about Michael Crabtree's post-Achilles performance. He said it's remarkable WR is "kicking ass."
Originally posted by WRATHman44:
Originally posted by 24plus25er:
I feel like Kap should take a discount for two reasons; A. He know we need to keep Crabs, whom he has great chem with, but we also need to keep the defense who has pulled his ass out of many fires. B. We have already given Kap a nice pay day by making him the starting QB over Alex, when we could have easily stayed the course with Alex. Kap has gotten endorsement deals from Jag, Beats, Mickey D's, and more.

I say we work out big $$ endorsement deals with local companies (Levi's, Google, etc) that are contingent on him remaining with the 49ers. The 49ers could even give those companies loosely-corresponding discounts on their endorsement/stadium deals with the team. He gets back the money he would have made, but it is off the 49ers books, from a salary cap perspective. It's a little shady, but I don't think it violates any league rules.

1st off it wont happen and secondly if it did it opens a can of worms that paul allen and his billions of dollars would exploit.
Originally posted by crabman82:
Eric Branch ‏@Eric_Branch1m
Spoke to surgeon who is also a #49ers fan about Michael Crabtree's post-Achilles performance. He said it's remarkable WR is "kicking ass."

Surgeon gets co-MVP when we won the #6