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The fact that you guys blame the #10 pick for the fact that the #2 pick has yet to sign is absolutely laughable and sprayed with conspiracy that would make Alex Jones, Oliver Stone, and Michael Moore proud.
I'm not defending Michael Crabtree for perhaps holding out. He's stupid if he does. The 49ers are deep at WR and will not miss him as much as people think. What I am defending is the fact it is extremely unfair to criticize one player for wanting more money when nearly every other player has yet to sign because they'll want more money too.
Carbtree was not a top 3 talent. It's in my eyes befuddling that he's asking/expecting to get that kind of money.
I don't think he deserves that kind of money but he was definitely a top 3-5 talent.
Originally posted by *** Ork Wang
wait, the 49ers are deep at WR?
Like blindsite said, potentially. Isaac Bruce is still a solid starter, Josh Morgan and Jason Hill are both extremely talented and played well at the end of last year, Brandon Jones is a good #3/slot WR, when healthy Arnaz Battle could be the #2 on most teams, and even Dominique Zeigler has the ability to win a roster spot and has been impressive in limited action. Crabtree will, in all likelihood, be the #4 WR this year unless he really comes along fast or someone gets injured.
i know but potentially means u havent done **** yet
Neither has Crabtree, though. At least the 49ers know what they are getting in Bruce, Battle, and Jones; solid WRs that are unspectacular but consistent; and Morgan, Hill, and Zeigler have all shown potential against NFL players. Crabtree hasn't done **** in the NFL. All I am saying is, like phylsac said, the 49ers will not really miss Crabtree that much if he holds out.
A big reason that 1st Round picks are the last ones to sign are that teams begin negotiations with them last. Teams have to fit the 2009 Cap totals of all their Rookie Contracts into their Rookie Pool. That means that 1st Round deals have to be structured in a certain way, having Roster Bonuses, and other bonuses other than signing bonuses, in order to bring their 1st Round pick's cap hit down. They need to sign their other picks first so that they know how much of their Rookie Pool is left and how to structure the 1st Round Pick's contract.
Originally posted by George Carlin
In Football the object is for the Field General to be on target with his aerial assault, riddling the Defence by hitting his Receivers with deadly accuracy, in spite of the Blitz, even if he has to use the Shotgun. With short bullet passes and long bombs he marches his troops into enemy territory, balancing this aerial assault with a sustained ground attack which punches holes in the forward wall of the enemy’s Defensive Line.
This really paves the way for the Bengals to get the Andre Smith deal done very soon as the number 5 and number 7 picks are now locked up. The Bengals also have been doing work, signing Rey Maualuga, Michael Johnson, and Chase Coffman within the past day and a half. Hopefully that all points to Andre Smith being in camp by the end of this week or beginning of next week.
The Falcons already have 7 out of 8 picks signed, and it looks like Peria Jerry's deal could be done by the end of today. His agent is Bus Cook, the same as Favre's, so now he can finally work on Jerry's deal. It will be great if all the rookies report in for training camp. The Falcons front office is showing the makings of a top unit in the league.
"He's the leader of the next great class of NFL players." - John Elway on Matt Ryan