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Michael Crabtree finally signed with the 49ers. Now if you don’t think this is a big deal, good. But if you do think it is a big deal then you can start citing things like he had more yards in his last two college years than anyone or something like that. Was it mentioned he also had the biggest ego?
Take it easy, the Squibster had many positives to say about Michael Crabtree earlier in the year.
He never ran a 40 due to a stress fracture causing Mike Singletary, his new Coach, to state these ludicrous words.
“I really don’t care how fast a guy is,” said coach Mike Singletary, who nevertheless wears a stopwatch around his neck during practices. “I look at (Pittsburgh’s) Hines Ward. I don’t know how fast Hines Ward is, but every team in the NFL would like to have him. Do you have to be fast to be good? I don’t think so.”
Oh, that is right, we want slow receivers, right?
And do we want to bring up this very negative quote?
-One anonymous scout said his team didn’t like him and said he wasn’t in their first round. They didn’t think he was fast, didn’t like his attitude, and felt he was successful because of the spread offense and because of the poor secondaries in the Big 12.
OK, OK, the Squibster is probably just jealous, after all, my total lack of speed certainly qualified me to get 32 million like CrabbyApple did, right?
Then there is this from his new receivers coach the legendary Jimmy Raye.
After looking at college tape, Raye said Crabtree didn’t move around much in Texas Tech’s scheme, he basically played on the outside on one side. He said he also ran two basic read routes, with the press coverage, he ran a “go” without a press, he ran a hitch. Whether Crabtree would be available after the bye would depend on his level of retention and his ability to learn a six-play package as a extra wide receiver or a split end Raye said.
Hey, the guy has great hands, that much we know. He catches anything near him. The question is can he play football as well as he thinks he can?
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