Originally posted by bzborow1:
The concerns with Crabtree are threefold: (1) Injury-prone; (2) One year of excellent statistics; and, (3) Diva personality early on. #3 I think related to his lack of maturity at that early stage in his life. I could be wrong, but it appears he's grown quite a bit since his draft year. Unlike TO, it is possible Crabtree learned from his mistakes. Looking at it another way, there will be no free agent WR with more talent and LESS risk than Crabtree which is why he should be a top priority for a contract extension.
The 49ers really need a good slot receiver to function as a security blanket for the QB. Crabtree is just fine on the edge by himself.
I think ultimately they need a good deep threat, a viable deep threat, someone that forces teams to keep a safety way back. Combine that with Crabtree, Boldin, Patton, VD, McDonald and whoever else,this could be one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL.....of course you still have Roman calling plays, so who knows.