pdizo, selfish? Hey, this is the guy who sat out the first half of season one, our #1 pick, and then spent the second half of season one learning the playbook. Then the next season he was still learning the playbook...so for two seasons, basically, not much value. Then 3rd season had it on the mark and tore his Achilles. Jee whiz, now that it is put that way, yeah , he IS selfish.
You know what they say, Pdizo? The pendulum always swings back. And that is exactly what happened here. Once it comes time for thinking about extending him, ie, next yr, it will be a low ball offer, to a guy who is, as you put it, SELFISH. Really good WR but selfish. Then when last yr comes, crbs plays out his contract, there will be a hew and cry for "Give him his money", and a lot of that will come from here. But good as he is, he was selfish, and actually hurt our team by sitting out after being our top draft pick. Seems F.O. didn't think he was worth what crbs thot he was worth. Then the pendulum. Add to that the financial considerations (team Cap), and we will be allocating that money for the OL, and front 7(those not already rewarded), and there is the issue of Kap. We gotta keep our OL and DL intact, and they and Kap come first. We lose Brown too, probably. But that is Cap football.
That being said, unless he gets traded in last yr of contract, he will command high $$ (not what he thinks he's worth, but still, high $$). And there will be a line of teams wanting him to sign with them....we just won't be one of them. Pdizo, you ever know someone who was selfish, who changed to being generous, or in this case, a team guy? Nah, I don't either. As they say, a leopard doesn't change his spots. My guess? Vance, Patton, Boldin, LMJ, Vernon, and yes, AJ, are going to make a lot of folks around here forget crbs. Just watch. Vernon also is coming up, and we pay him long before we pay some selfish guy.
[ Edited by pasodoc9er on Jul 24, 2013 at 11:47 AM ]