Originally posted by ninersoul:
Originally posted by Carhanu21:
This guy deserves way more credit for his performance than many people give him. Especially when you consider he hasn't played in a "reciever-friendly" offense since he was drafted. The guy has been pretty productive whenever he has been healthy. And he is just getting better and better each week.
Alot of people outside of the SF bubble still seem to assume that Crabtree is a bust or disappointment cuz he was drafted in top 10 and isnt putting up Megatron stats. This is ridiculous. Put Megatron in this offense and I guarantee you his numbers would decrease dramatically compared to Detroit.
Crabtree has quietly become one of my favorite players on the team now. Sure, he seems like a diva at times. But he backs it up with his play on the field now.
My favorite players on the team:
Crabtree (underrated as stated above)
Bowman (underrated cuz he plays with Willis)
Brooks (another underrated player)
Iupati (man-beast in run-blocking)
Gore (ultimate warrior)
Anyone that actually thinks Crabtree should've been putting up Megaton stats are being ridiculous. Crabtree doesn't have the physical ability as Megatron. Crabtree is a good WR with talent tho.
I think you are spot on with regards to Crabtree. Given where he was drafted and the pedigree he had coming out of college, I believe many were expecting someone more explosive than he ever was. What Michael does well is make the catch, secure the football, and get yards after the catch. He is not a guy who's going to threaten a defense vertically, but you need guys like Crabtree who can make plays in the short to medium routes.
We really should be asking where Vernon Davis disappeared to.
[ Edited by bzborow1 on Dec 10, 2012 at 7:41 AM ]