49ers sign Michael Crabtree

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Always give the Devil his due.

Some argue that Michael Crabtree is the greatest College wide receiver of all time. Blessed with tremendous physical skills that translated to football statistics at Texas Tech, Crabtree is sure to help the Niners at one of their weakest positions.

Crabtree was projected as a top five pick at the draft, but fell to number ten due a hairline fracture in his lower leg which prevented him from working out at the NFL combine. In the end, the 49ers got a steal.

Crabtree amazed college football fans. As a redshirt freshman, he caught 134 passes for 1,962 yards and 22 touchdowns. These are astronomical numbers in run-happy NCAA football. He had big games against top opponents, too.

Of all positions in football, receiver is the easiest to make an immediate impact. Most of what a receiver does is instinctual and is less technique dependant than say cornerback or offensive lineman. Of course it would have helped if Crabtree had been in training camp, but it won’t be long before Crabtree is making a big contribution to the 49ers.

Should Crabtree produce as many think he can, the holdout will be forgotten.

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3 thoughts on “49ers sign Michael Crabtree

    Lou said:
    October 9, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Being a Texas Tech fan, I hope Crabtree does great.

    kernunos said:
    October 10, 2009 at 2:24 am

    We shall see. He still has to walk the walk. Davis has been doing very well at TE though. Very impressive over the last two games.

    magus71 responded:
    October 10, 2009 at 8:20 am

    He can’t possibly be worse than what they have. I have no reason to believe he won’t help them, since they’re 28th in passing and have had nothing at WR for like 4 years. He was hands down the best wideout in the draft. I’ve watched video of him. His hands and tackle-breaking ability are sick. His route running is better than any I’ve seen at his level.

    Singletary will be a great mentor.

    My message as coach, to the team would be: The past is the past. He is part of the family now and we stick together. We’re a team and we help each other up, and we don’t tear down our family because we know the rest of the league will do that for us.

    My message in private, to Crabtree would be this: You have something to prove. People want you to fail. Prove them wrong. I want to see effort and I want to see results. Be quiet, work hard and help us win.

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