Wednesday, October 7, 2009

My Thoughts: Michael Crabtree Signs

Well today is a day some thought would never come. Today is the day Michael Crabtree signed with the San Francisco 49ers. I'm very glad to see Crabtree sign, despite the negativity that's surrounded him in the past few months. As a Tech Alum, this has been a bittersweet time. We went from having a great season, to seeing our best national prospect turn into a PR nightmare. Over that time there has been plenty of dissent from Red Raiders and Niners fans alilke. To all those folks that spent their mornings comming up with clever nicknames to belittle Crabtree, I say prepare to insert foot into mouth.

This holdout was one for the ages, and I think the media coverage turned fans quickly against the 22 year-old Crabtree. As the haterade continued to flow, it was quite clear to me how much publicity this would bring when he DID sign. Sure niner fans can contest that they don't need the spectacular wideout, but my guess is once the #15 jerseys start selling again, and Crabtree shows promise as the post-season approaches, most, if not ALL the naysayers will change their tune...

Ok, one more Crabtree mix..

True, ole dude should have signed a while back, but thats easy to say from the outside. If anyone reading this had an opportunity at 22 to make millions feel free to chime in here. I dunno about you, but at 22 I couldnt decide what cheap bar to go to on a Saturday night. I def think Crab had some snakes in his corner as far as negotiations, but one thing he knows how to do is ball. Now that all the formalities are out the way, he will be able to get to work with one of the most inspiring coaches in the League. Anyone who thinks Mike Singletary will let one "diva" receiver slow him down is an idiot. Just go back to last years benching of Vernon Davis, and compare it to his output this season.

Mike knows how to handle egos.

Crabtree will have an uphill climb, but the niners get a bye week after the Falcons this sunday, giving him more time to adapt. Oh yea and one last thing for the Niner nation out there; As mad as you are that he is just now starting, think about the pay-off in November and December. Crabtree is the ultimate X-factor for a playoff team, and guess what, that could be you. So shut up and send postive vibes the Rooks way, his time to shine is almost here...

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