Originally posted by Memphis9er:
Originally posted by DonnieDarko:
As much as I'd love to keep Crabs, it's just not possible. We're gonna have to keep Boldin for awhile and develop these younger guys.
Tell me why this is not possible. I think we will be able to get Crabtree to stay here just to be on a contender. Having Kap as his qb is going to help make his decision easier. We are going to start seeing guys willing to stick around just to be on a perennial contender lack back in the day. Not everyone is driven buy dollar signs like Da$hon Gold$on.
Well we will have him for at least one season. However, I doubt he sticks around. He can go to a team that is a contender and still get paid more. Of course it won't be the 49ers, but teams like Green Bay, Dallas, New Orleans, and Houston come to mind. Not to say all those teams will throw a big contract at Crabtree, but if they did, I could see him bolting. What I don't expect is for Crabtree to sign with a loser, no matter how much is offered.
Also, it isn't possible because there just isn't enough room. We have to keep all of our linebackers, who are all in the top 5 at their positions, and three of those guys are 1/1a. We have to keep Vernon Davis. We have to keep Aldon Smith. We have to keep Colin Kaepernick. We have to keep our O-line. That's a lot of we have to keeps. It's one thing to sign Anquan Boldin on a short term deal after his contract expires. It's another to sign Crabtree to the longterm one he is going to deserve with all of this money the team already has committed to other players. I think it's very telling that they haven't even gone to him about an extension yet. I think the plan is to let him go and get a 3rd or 4th round comp pick.