Crabtree Will Play in Sept. Not to Miss Pay Check


The 49ers GM Scot McCloughan and unsigned draft pick Michael Crabtree are still far apart.  When asked about any updates McCloughan simply said “Nothing, nada.”  It has been reported both sides have drawn lines in the sand, so to speak, with each sides concessions.  Yesterday on Comcast Sports Net Bay Area it was reported that Crabtree and his agent do not want to have a long holdout. Good, right?  Nope.  According to his agent he does not want to miss a pay check so he wants to end the holdout sometime before the first game of the season:

I am going to go out on a limb here and say that Crabtree is self-centered and only driven by money.  The diva tag comes to mind ala Terrell Owens and this is a tag put on a guy who has never played a down of NFL football in his life.  I am sure even T.O. is thinking “dude, you have to show something first before you can act like a diva and start demanding attention and the world.”  Everything coming out of Crabtree’s camp continues to be negative.  Last week he was prepared to sit out the season and reenter the draft.  Now he wants to resolve everything just so he can get paid.  He will get paid alright, the question is, will he play?  The 49ers will eventually sign Crabtree but his playing time will be limited as he learns Jimmy Raye’s offensive schemes.  He will also have to earn his playing time as the other WR’s reported to camp on time and have had weeks to learn the offense and get comfortable.

Crabtree is slowly burning all the bridges he has left not only with 49er Faithful who have been the most critical but even the players and coaches seem annoyed by the constant questions asked about Crabtree’s situation.  I don’t like that this is the focus of the media attention on the 49ers.  The focus should be on camp competitions like at QB and not about one man.

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