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Jed York offers a sit-down to Crabtree, Parker

As the contract impasse continues between the 49ers and receiver Michael Crabtree, the tenth overall pick in the draft, team owner Jed York has offered to have a face-to-face meeting with Crabtree and his agent, Eugene Parker, according to Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat.

York has not yet received a response.

If such a meeting occurs, York might want to take along a copy of a recent mock draft from SportingNews.com, which assumes that Crabtree will re-enter the process — and that he’ll be the 19th overall pick, and the fourth receiver selected, behind Arrelious Benn, Dez Bryant, and Brandon LaFell.

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  1. VAHawkfan says: Sep 15, 2009 10:19 PM

    Let the ignorant primadonna go into next year’s draft and watch as he falls to the 2nd round and loses MILLIONS of $$$$. Then this moron Parker will see his client pool dry up and he go diddle himself in a corner.

  2. stiller43 says: Sep 15, 2009 10:19 PM

    Yeah, I’m sure a mock draft 7 months in advance is going to sway their minds.

  3. csulb49er says: Sep 15, 2009 10:29 PM

    Hope York walks in, puts the reduced contract on the table, and gives Crabgreed and his agent 2 options.
    1) Sign at the X
    2) Enjoy sliding in the 2010 draft and losing out on millions.

  4. Moosechem says: Sep 15, 2009 10:36 PM

    Dear Michael,
    I was shocked to find out you would only be the 4th receiver selected in a recent mock 2010 draft. Don’t worry though, I saw another mock draft for 2011 that has you as the best receiver in that draft. You will finally get that big pay day that you so richly deserve. You are bigger than the SF 49ers and the whole NFL. Don’t cave in to Jed York’s offer, it’s only a 10th pick draft money that they are offering. You are so much better than that. Just look in the mirror and say “I like myself, I like myself” and we will break them!
    Sincerely,
    Eugene Parker

  5. War Machine says: Sep 15, 2009 10:37 PM

    Overvalued and depreciating rapidly.
    Time to smell the coffee before the Niners take their mug back.

  6. 49ersrevenge says: Sep 15, 2009 10:39 PM

    The guy just doesn’t want to be a niner. Let him go to the Cowboys are wherever he wants to go.

  7. SmackMyVickUp says: Sep 15, 2009 10:41 PM

    Owners seriously need to look at compensation possibilities concerning draft picks reentering the draft in the new CBA.
    If Crabtree manages to turn this to his advantage after all this time someone else will soon follow his lead.
    If this was a 2nd round pick it wouldn’t be an issue. York is just trying to salvage his first round pick somehow.

  8. rileyg1 says: Sep 15, 2009 10:44 PM

    hes visiting his parents for his birthday so maybe they will talk some sense in to this kid. who raises there child to behave in such a manner. this sort of greedy behavior is something that any good parent would find disgusting.

  9. Whiskeytangofoxtrot says: Sep 15, 2009 10:45 PM

    NFW that he goes that high in the draft last year, teams will fear that he’ll be difficult to sign all over again. The only way he goes anywhere in Round 1 is if publicly announces that he’ll sign wherever he’s slotted, and will sign promptly. Pigs will fly before that happens. Hopefully York lobs him a lowball offer and leaves him on the shelf all year. Serves the JAMF right for being such a primadonna.

  10. VoxVeritas says: Sep 15, 2009 10:49 PM

    Not having to play in Cali where he’d be taxed into oblivion may make up the difference if he’s drafted lower by a team that has no state income tax. Wouldn’t hurt to go to a higher profile team than the 49ers as well from an endorsement standpoint.

  11. username says: Sep 15, 2009 10:51 PM

    They should invite Matt Harrington to the meeting. Maybe he can explain to Crabtree all the wonderful benifits of being redrafted.

  12. springtrail says: Sep 15, 2009 10:56 PM

    I see a lot of comments about how stupid Crabtree’s holdout is. I agree, but some thing just doesn’t make any sense about his (apparently) self destructive holdout.

    Crabtree has one of the most experienced agents in the business. If his holdout is so obviously self destructive, why doesn’t his agent encourage him to sign?

    A back-channel agreement for a larger contract with a specific team in the 2010 draft is the only thing that makes even a little sense. All other scenarios are financial suicide from Crabtree’s (and his agents) perspective.

    There is clearly tampering going on, but who? Its likely a large market, eastern division team with enough influence to scare off potential tampering investigations. (The Cowboys?)

    Of course there has been tampering before, but never with such a high profile pick. Stealing the #10 pick in the draft is unprecedented. If Crabtree signs for a better contract (especially with Dallas) in 2010, its strong (but circumstantial) evidence of tampering. Is it enough to penalize a team the equivalent of the #10 pick?

    Texas got away with looting $40 billion from California (17 directly from the state treasury) by jacking the energy markets in 2001. The eastern press said “ho-hum.” Snatching a first round draft pick will be a piece of cake

  13. darlak says: Sep 15, 2009 10:57 PM

    what a f’n jackass, i hope the stupid mother f’er sits out a WHOLE year….. you can’t get that back jack, and you won’t make a penny doing it!!!!!
    f’n foolish idiot…..

  14. HarrisonHits says: Sep 15, 2009 11:03 PM

    Anyone who puts this guy in the first round next year is nuts. Crabtree will be radioactive and no team will want the risk that he and Parker will be just as awful to deal with next year.

  15. mustbechris says: Sep 15, 2009 11:04 PM

    His agent will never let that happen.

  16. MasterShake says: Sep 15, 2009 11:07 PM

    So Vox wants this moron full of talent on his team? There’s a shocker. Sounds to me that Vox misses T.O. Too bad the Cowboys aren’t a higher profile team, there just the Raiders in Norther Mexico.

  17. ShruggingGalt says: Sep 15, 2009 11:17 PM

    I agree sort of; wish I could see more of the mock draft for free.
    But I would bet that there is no way he is a first day selection. Three of the first ten picks will be QBs next year (unless of course, Bradford gets hurt trying to come back from injury and injury redshirts this year). The mock draft doesn’t show Colt McCoy, and he’s going to go early in the draft.
    Besides, the Saint Louis Rams are going to go to Radio City Music Hall with the attitude that they have to draft RB, RB,RB, QB, WR. So the earliest he probably would go is the third round, but could end up in the 5th.
    Or he could get lucky and the Lions could choose him with the second pick. Or Al Davis could want another WR.

  18. VonClausewitz says: Sep 15, 2009 11:30 PM

    Well if it’s Dallas it makes sense. Jerruh’s already gunning for a baseball-like system where only the big boys can compete. He’s said as much against the wishes of the league. Poaching a player like Crabtree next year, where you’d assume he’d blow the rookie salary structure up would only work towards promoting his cause. If it’s the case that he and the handful of big market teams are gunning for this type of playing field then Goodell is in a hell of a bind. Dirty dirty pool.

  19. VoxVeritas says: Sep 15, 2009 11:42 PM

    “Texas got away with looting $40 billion from California”
    Maybe next time we’ll advise you to do a “lights out” dance instead.

  20. ItalianArmyGuy says: Sep 15, 2009 11:54 PM

    Going to a crappy, cheap west coast team with no hope for a pro caliber qb in the near future and a constantly fluctuating coaching situation is absolute career suicide for talented WR’s. If Crabtree and Parker are smart, they will try to work this into a trade to an established team like the Giants or Colts who desperately need his talent on the field, and have the qb and organizational stability to allow him to excel. With the WR injury situation in Indianapolis, Crabtree and Parker may have waited just long enough for the perfect storm of events to get him out of football purgatory and onto the field with a high-powered offense.

  21. VoxVeritas says: Sep 16, 2009 12:00 AM

    “So Vox wants this moron full of talent on his team?”
    When did I say that?
    “Too bad the Cowboys aren’t a higher profile team”
    Oh yeah, the Cowboys are a much higher profile team than the 49ers. No contest. Most teams are. For instance the Cowboys have 5 prime time games this season, the 49ers have 2. No team has more nationally televised games than the Cowboys.
    But what does that have to do with Crabtree?

  22. leatherneck says: Sep 16, 2009 12:13 AM

    I’m a Michael Crabtree fan from back in his Texas Tech days. He has major talent.
    I’m also a Minnesota Vikings fan.
    Thus, I’m hoping Crabtree signs with the 49ers right after the Vikings game. Just wait for about two weeks, and then sign.
    Thanks.

  23. JRLC says: Sep 16, 2009 12:14 AM

    Crabtree 1 – Jed York 0
    the rookie is going to bust the pay scale. SF needs Crabtree way more then Crabtree needs SF…unfortunatly mock drafts dictate NFL contracts & if Al Davis wasnt crazy he would have selected him over DHB lol…he would clearly be the best WR in the 2010 draft & i doubt 10 teams pass him next go around lol. he is defenaly a special WR & the 49ers know it.
    they were impressed how good the team looked in there opening win that they think Crabtree can be that piece that gets better right now.

  24. csulb49er says: Sep 16, 2009 12:23 AM

    @ ItalianArmyGuy
    Great theory, only the 49ers own Crabgreed until draft day 2010, unless they choose to trade his rights, come March 1st.

  25. MasterShake says: Sep 16, 2009 12:24 AM

    Dear wap army guy,
    Singletary doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. I can’t stand the niners but they are still able to draft or trade for what they need, or other (see Brett Favre). Cheap team, not really. Stupid lately, yes.

  26. Mike Loves The UFL says: Sep 16, 2009 12:25 AM

    California is gone, the state is bankrupt and has become a worthless “Babylon.”
    Crabtree is doing the right thing. San Francisco is a sewer and the franchise plays in a rectum.
    Crabtree should pull a Manning.

  27. VoxVeritas says: Sep 16, 2009 12:25 AM

    “Well if it’s Dallas it makes sense. Jerruh’s already gunning for a baseball-like system where only the big boys can compete.”
    They’re all big boys. These are NFL franchise owners we’re talking about. What separates them is how much they’re willing to put in their pockets vs. how much they’re willing to put back into their teams. Jerry Jones is a guy that thinks that if you do it right, you can put a lot of money into both areas and he has been putting his money where his mouth is for over 20 years. Mike Brown is a guy that doesn’t give a shit about putting back into the team, only how much he can put into his pocket. The NFL is lucky that there’s a salary cap minimum or Brown would have put a local Cincy Pop Warner team out there for the price of guaranteed pizza and Dr. Pepper after the game.

  28. Sonoco says: Sep 16, 2009 12:33 AM

    “With the WR injury situation in Indianapolis, Crabtree and Parker may have waited just long enough for the perfect storm of events to get him out of football purgatory and onto the field with a high-powered offense.”
    ****************************
    Crabtree cannot sign with any team but the Niners until the beginning of the next league year. BTW, the Niners have two 1st rounders next year and a promising QB is Nate Davis. Their QB situation could turn on a dime.

  29. TheSleepingGiant says: Sep 16, 2009 12:38 AM

    crabgrass going to a team like the cowboys while possible still defeats the purpose. the cowboys will more likely than not have a lower draft position which would mean….yup, LESS MONEY!
    i don’t care how much jerry jones would love to bring a hometown boy home, he didn’t become filthy rich by paying workers more than they are worth out of sheer benevolence.
    eugene parker is screwing this kid up something fierce. if he gets drafted in the second round, he should be on his knees thanking god, allah and jehovah.

  30. Hail2ThaRedskins says: Sep 16, 2009 12:38 AM

    Couple observations…
    1. It appears that maybe SF is getting a little desperate. They don’t want to lose 2009 #1 draft pick and get nothing. Also, after winning their first game they are probably thinking he could actually help them win their weak division this year. I doubt York is meeting with them to re-present their current offer or a lesser offer, but the question is how much more are they willing to offer? I don’t expect them to pay him more than Bey, but expect they will make him an offer that makes sitting out until next year less attractive.
    2. As for that mock draft, a lot can change between now and the draft, but after Illinois’ first game I guarantee there isnt one GM that would be selecting Benn ahead of Crabtree at this point.

  31. this class sucks says: Sep 16, 2009 12:48 AM

    Seeing as the Niners could easily have 2 first round picks, and very few teams drafting early will draft a WR and he won’t be the first taken it makes 0 sense for him to go back in unless there is something dirty going on or he is truly insane, either way a mock draft will not help the Niners bring him back down to sanity.
    If you really think about it (clearly ItalianArmyGuy didn’t) SF isn’t the worst place for a WR to be. There is no Manning in the backfield but he is in a division with probably the worst combined secondary when you add up St. Louis, Arizona, and Seattle (probably the best but old). It appears that as much as the Niners philosophy was going to be run run run they only had around 50 rush yards in week one and over 200 passing yards. There is a future there it appears in Nate Davis who has a big and accurate arm which would fit Crabtree well. If Crabtree came to the Niners he would fit right into the offense as that big YAC WR to go to on 3rd down and long.
    Although he would certainly fit in the Colts or Giants offense I doubt either of those well run franchises are going to trade for Crabtree and pay him the money he wants. The only teams that would do that (assuming Al Davis is off the table) are Dallas (although it appears there is plenty of depth), and Washington (this time next year their QB situation could be worse than SF’s though). A crazy theory would be a Marshall for Crabtree trade but I think Brandon Marshall killed that idea with his day 1 performance.
    The most likely scenarios are Crabtree signs by week 3, if not by week 3 then probably not at all. He will go back into the draft where 1 of 3 things will happen.
    1. A team drafts him top 10 and gives him big time money.
    2. A team drafts him out of the top ten and busts the slot system and gives him big time money.
    3. A team drafts him out of (or at) 10 and he either has to cave, or we end up in the same exact spot.

  32. springtrail says: Sep 16, 2009 1:12 AM

    Great comments everyone. The Niners offer is one dollar under what #9 pick BJ Raji is getting. That’s great money for a #10 pick. Any more and the other owners would come down hard on the Niners for blowing the slotting system.
    As for tampering:
    Tampering can be “soft.” As simple as publicly praising another teams player or draft pick. Remember when Bill Walsh got scolded by the league for praising Earl Campbell in the 80′s?
    Tampering can also be direct. Something like “Hey Michael, hold out now and we will give you equal or more then the $20m in 2010, no matter what round we pick you in.”
    There is a stronger likelihood of tampering if:
    - Crabtree enters the 2010 draft and gets equal/better then 20m (16m guaranteed).
    - He signs with an eastern “major market” team with lots of NFL clout like Dallas, New England, Indianapolis etc.

    There is a lesser likelihood of tampering if:
    - Crabtree enters the 2010 draft and gets well under 20m (16 guaranteed)
    - Winds up with another “small market” and/or west coast team.

  33. Tyler says: Sep 16, 2009 1:35 AM

    If there will be a rookie wage scale in 2011, the 2010 draft picks have no leverage, and there would be no reason for the owners to give big money to the rookies. The 2010 rookies would get a lot less money. You can’t ignore the fact, that if in 2011 the #1 spot will cost $30 million, you just can’t give 70 to him.

  34. PDXNinerfan says: Sep 16, 2009 2:29 AM

    re: Birthday trip home – I too hope some people make him come to his senses…I feel there’s a chance here even though I could give a crap either way (would be nice to have him at the right price/attitude).
    re: State taxes – Texas has been ringing in my ears for days now since people are more vocal about him perhaps not wanting to play in SF
    re: Tampering – Cowboys? All pieces fit. Wade will be gone for Shanahan IMO and Roy Williams is not TO (again IMO) so Jerry needs a hometown star. But this is all make believe speculation…how can JJ promise Crabtree what he wants…who can predict the future draft order and prevent someone for jumping ahead? Even Jerry Jones will leave him at the altar if a better player is available or the price to trade up is too steep.
    re: Indy and the perfect storm – Makes sense, but what would the Niners get in exchange? Given the circumstances, a late 1st round pick is worth it but to save face they would need something comparable to the 10th slot, unless they walk away squeaky clean with all blame being on Crabtree for no deal getting done.
    If I’m Crabtree: take the guaranteed money with SF and holdout immediately once proven that you’re a talent…forcing a trade for mega bucks to a team that will pay. As a 49er fan, I hate to suggest such a ploy, but it’s a typical WR thing to do these days. This would be Jerry’s easiest way in unless the Niners pull a GB/Favre and refuse to trade with specific teams. But like I said, Jerry/Cowboys make sense (there’s the Deion connection too) but there could be many other teams fitting that bill. It’s too easy to single out the Cowboys. :-)

  35. Panthur63 says: Sep 16, 2009 2:36 AM

    Tha Raaiders NOT picking Crabtree seems like a good move for Al Davis now!…

  36. snnyjcbs says: Sep 16, 2009 2:40 AM

    I am tired of hearing about these established teams. Everything that go’s up must come down.
    The established team or team that happens to have the temp talent one day looses it and the cookie crumbles.
    As the Tom Bradys and Peyton Mannings get old and fall to the side NFL history has let us see what happens to many of these teams.
    Great example is San Francisco as it lost it’s great players, the coach without the players did not look like such a genuis anymore.
    Today San Francisco and down the road maybe New England. The owners need to beat this kid down and make an example of him and nip this shit in the butt or it will get worse and worse each year.

  37. onesmartcookie says: Sep 16, 2009 3:19 AM

    Gentlemen,
    Michael Crabtree is 3 steps ahead of all you second guessers. Many NFL teams will be at Crabtree’s doorstep with money in hand. Do not be fooled with this intelligent young man. He most likely did not want to play with the 49ers, probably thinks it a move that will cost him a lot of money and possible injury. Can you blame him? The 49ers are no longer a class organization it once was. Its a franchise on the decline.
    Teams that will go after him are limitless. ie. Dallas, no more TO. Giants, no more Burris. The Redskins, have no weapons like this, neither do the Eagles, the Colts.
    Wake up and smell the coffee? Why waste your time here speculating and showing your ignorance on the issues presented by a biased hometown press reporters. We all know that 49er fan, is expressing his frustration and disappointment. Thats where most of these posting probably originate from. Who else would care?
    Would you do the same thing that he is doing if you were under the same circumstances as Michael? He is a businessman and a good one too. This is a free market and he should be able to shop himself around to anyone he wants to. Everyone should be able to do that.

  38. Dirk says: Sep 16, 2009 4:13 AM

    > With the WR injury situation in Indianapolis, Crabtree and Parker may have waited just long enough for the perfect storm of events to get him out of football purgatory and onto the field with a high-powered offense.
    Crabtree cannot play for any NFL team other than the 49ers this season. Rules about unsigned draft picks prohibit a trade prior to March.
    Even if a team looses 5 WRs to injury trading for Crabtree does not help them this year.

  39. Ike Huminspurts says: Sep 16, 2009 5:15 AM

    Don’t need this egotistical SOB unless he wants to sign a fair deal and come in and bust his ass…then he can show his love for money after he proves he is worth some of it.

  40. Ike Huminspurts says: Sep 16, 2009 5:16 AM

    Isn’t Deion invited too??

  41. CHILDPLEASE says: Sep 16, 2009 5:23 AM

    Name one person who has held out and reentered the draft only to be drafted higher that his original draft position? Now you think Crabcakes here will be the first? He’ll be luucky to go in the third round for one third of the money. The guy is a fool. Take what they are givinig its the slot system.

  42. LighTsouT says: Sep 16, 2009 5:27 AM

    Crabtree gets drafted #252 in next year’s draft, Mr. Irrelevant. That’s my dream.. he finds himself again wanting top receiver money, not signing, and then he goes off to the CFL to never be heard of again (by us who count anyway. ah.. orgasm.

  43. descendency says: Sep 16, 2009 5:33 AM

    Florio, Crabtree won’t break the 1st round. No one will bother wasting their time with a diva.
    I would be shocked if he’s taken at all. He’s a spread WR who put up a ton of stats against mediocre defenses.
    His BEST hope is 19th.

  44. killachap says: Sep 16, 2009 6:18 AM

    @springtrail
    Obviously you didnt watch the Cowboys 1-3 receivers run all over the field on Sunday. They need no one else. I know there are teams tampering here because this makes no sense at all and Crabtree cannot possibly be that dumb. I think it’s a team like the jets who are one big play guy away from being a playoff team. Maybe the Ravens or something like that. Definately not Dallas.

  45. The Afro Mafia says: Sep 16, 2009 6:23 AM

    I sincerely hope Crabtree does it, because this single act would automatically shoot to the top of the “All-Time Non-Criminal Stupidest Acts in the History of Professional Sports” list (and if there isn’t such a thing, I hereby copyright the name and concept!)
    Seriously. Name another meltdown where the perpetrator demonstrated less oxygen to the brain than does Michael Crabtree right now. I hear people talking about possible tampering and such, but Crabtree would have to continue demonstrating that he’s an idiot in search of a village to keep this stance up all the way to the next draft.
    Believe me, any owner smart enough to convince Crabtree to sit out this season is also smart enough NOT to pay Crabtree whatever he thinks he’s worth…not without tying the money to incentives and escalators that would require the kid to perform like some genetically altered product of Don Hutson, Jerry Rice, and Randy Moss anyway…

  46. killachap says: Sep 16, 2009 6:59 AM

    @ MasterBATE
    apparently you are one of these ignorant football Cowboys haters. To say the Cowboys arent a high profile team is as ignorant and dumb as a statement gets. Check out the show they put on Sunday night. It’s good to not have media attention.

  47. Ike Huminspurts says: Sep 16, 2009 7:25 AM

    you know you guys are so right…this franchise is definitely on the decline…I just didn’t see it coming…young o-line who is already the best line in the NFC West..RB who is determined and in his prime…TE who I admit still needs to develop but seems to be doing so by actually showing some maturity…Best LB in the game, to steal a phrase from William Floyd, Bar None…young nucleus of players on both sides of the ball…Niners are sixth youngest team in the league oh and we have 2 first round picks this year…Sing is a master-motivator and even if we don’t make the playoffs this year, you can definitely pencil us in next year…but you are right why would Crabtree want to play for a good deal of money for a franchise that is pulling itself out of the cellar of the league…only valid point I did see made was that he could be worried about injury..all the more reason for the 9ers to get the best contract they can so we can re-sign our stars like Willis and Lawson..instead of owing a bunch of guaranteed money to a scared little boy who wants to be a fashion designer..my advice is for Crabs to keep his house in San Fran cuz it sounds like he will fit in but as far as I am concerned go play football for anyone but us..screw him

  48. slutnuts says: Sep 16, 2009 7:42 AM

    Going to a crappy, cheap west coast team with no hope for a pro caliber qb in the near future and a constantly fluctuating coaching situation is absolute career suicide for talented WR’s. If Crabtree and Parker are smart, they will try to work this into a trade to an established team like the Giants or Colts who desperately need his talent on the field, and have the qb and organizational stability to allow him to excel. With the WR injury situation in Indianapolis, Crabtree and Parker may have waited just long enough for the perfect storm of events to get him out of football purgatory and onto the field with a high-powered offense.
    ————————————————–
    it wasnt that long ago when sf was the stable franchise, and indy was the crappy, cheap team. one torn mcl to number 18 and where would indy be. are you telling me that every wr should be holding out to play for only teams with good qbs. he put himself in football purgatory.
    if he’s that good, he’ll make his qb better. i didnt hear fitzgerald bitch that he had to go to the cards, he simply did his thing, and look at him now.

  49. lololnpnp says: Sep 16, 2009 7:54 AM

    I don’t see how folks can even think Crabtree is in a good position here, at least regarding how the 49ers ‘need’ him. Have you not seen who the O-coordinator is and what style of game he runs? Do they have a franchise QB looking for that stud receiver? Heck, Hill wouldn’t be able to get Crabtree the ball most the time so the loss is minimal (aside from the fact the 49ers wasted the #10 pick). Were it not for him even being available I don’t see the 49ers even taking a WR in the draft. All this plus Crabtree being an idiot gives SF the upper hand.
    And yes I’d take the other 3 receivers before crabtree in next year’s draft without even thinking about it.

  50. dakotah says: Sep 16, 2009 8:09 AM

    Hey Florio, The Afro Mafia had a good idea up there. Maybe you could start a new feature “Dumbest Rookie/Agent Action” or something like that for each draft. Similar to the Turd Watch, but without the criminal aspect – just basic human stupidity.

  51. realityonetwo says: Sep 16, 2009 8:25 AM

    Panthur63 says:
    September 16, 2009 2:36 AM
    Tha Raaiders NOT picking Crabtree seems like a good move for Al Davis now!…
    —-
    Hard to tell. Neither Crabtree or DHB has a catch yet at the pro level. DHB at least touched the ball twice before it dropped to the ground.

  52. winkel33 says: Sep 16, 2009 8:37 AM

    someone needs to get Crabtree familiar with what happened to USC’s Mike Williams after sitting out a season – nothing good will come out of this for him.

  53. tomslk says: Sep 16, 2009 8:40 AM

    Here is what no one is mentioning and I don’t understand. Would not sitting out this year and re-entering the draft give the WR less leverage? I mean hear me out. Would not a team feel more compelled to make him a worse offer knowing full well he sure would not sit out 2 drafts and re-enter a 2nd time. He absolutely has to take whatever offer is presented him next year. I mean if I am a team why would I give him full money? I am going to know this dip shit has to take my offer. I would make him an offer that covers my team for any BS he may try to pull and say take it or go flip burgers another year.

  54. iam3putz says: Sep 16, 2009 8:56 AM

    Could be another example of Texas Tech football culture: We’ll make a player out of you, but becoming a man is up to you.

  55. jimmySee says: Sep 16, 2009 9:09 AM

    If Crabtree sits it out until the 2010 draft, there may be some concern that his football skills have eroded sitting on the sidelines and being out of a program for a year. Out of sight out of mind.

  56. PhillyFan950 says: Sep 16, 2009 9:15 AM

    Can someone tell me what makes craptree think he will get more money in next years draft? Can you make a career out of re-entering the draft? ANd the 77th pick of the 2019 draft, the Fargo Cougars select Michael Crabtree… wtf… Where is he projected in 2020?
    For those who do not know it yet, the Cougars are an expansion team added in 2017 by Commissioner Billicheck.

  57. 49ersrevenge says: Sep 16, 2009 9:27 AM

    A lot of crappy Cowboys fans in here. They will need Crabtree a lot more than the niners, when they finish last in the nfc east. Everybody is just clamoring to catch passes from chokemaster Tony Romo. The Cowboys can call themselves high profile, but they are still no closer to winning a playoff game.

  58. Eli says: Sep 16, 2009 9:41 AM

    WHOA!
    I thought the 49ers where taking a hard line with Crabdiva.
    But this? Tisk-tisk.
    I clearly smell desperation here.
    The 49ers blew the pick and are now convinced that he will indeed re-enter the draft and they will be left holding an empty bag and stuck with a bunch of nobody’s at the wider receiver position.
    Time for Crabdiva to really dig in his heels.
    York at the table…
    Crabdiva: 27.5 million guaranteed and not a penny less.
    York: (meek-meek) but Michael, we would really like to sign you, we think your swell, you should consider the offer on the table.
    Come on York what are you?
    Man or mice, ninja or nice?

  59. Bob Nelson says: Sep 16, 2009 9:55 AM

    Come gather round and here story of a man named Jed,….
    Put a clamp on it Jed.
    There are good receivers every year in the draft.
    You’ll have some credibility and pats on the back if you put the squeez on the comedy team of Parker and Crabtree.
    That comedy team does not need a straight man. Certainly not one from San Francisco.

  60. rjmcc01 says: Sep 16, 2009 10:19 AM

    If the kid had half a brain he’d ditch the agent, who is more concerned for his own pockets then Crabbies.
    Let’s be honest though, we all know Crabbie was overrated to begin with.

  61. slipkid says: Sep 16, 2009 10:23 AM

    the lowly niners won without crabbypatty.
    he has less leverage every day. it is interesting to read the posse comments otherwise.

  62. SoCalSean says: Sep 16, 2009 10:56 AM

    Crabtree, stop hanging out with Kanye

  63. marcduke says: Sep 16, 2009 10:58 AM

    @onesmartcookie
    John Elway circa 1983, is that you?
    Crabtree will get his free market – but not before he plays out his rookie deal or renegoiates. It doesn’t happen before that. This kid has very little leverage and you’re a fool if you think otherwise.

  64. Florio's Mom says: Sep 16, 2009 12:14 PM

    Mike Brown is a guy that doesn’t give a shit about putting back into the team, only how much he can put into his pocket. The NFL is lucky that there’s a salary cap minimum or Brown would have put a local Cincy Pop Warner team out there for the price of guaranteed pizza and Dr. Pepper after the game.
    Why do you make me hurt?

  65. jamvil says: Sep 16, 2009 12:48 PM

    Drop this greedy guy….he has bust written all over him. Bringing craptree in will mess things up for the niners and the players are going to get upset. No player wants him on the team, he will be a distraction. This guy already has a TO attitude and hasn’t even caught a ball yet. No reciever from the first round is doing as good as Louis Murphy who was selected on a later round and is doing way better than his teamate, first round pick D. Bay, who was selected before the greedy whining CRAPTREE. Get rid of him before he ruins the teams chemistry.

  66. this class sucks says: Sep 16, 2009 5:56 PM

    I should add, the fact that Crabtree is acting the way he is does not make the Heyward-Bey pick a good one. If you wanted Heyward-Bey you should have waited until later to get him, including the possibility of trading down. It simply makes no sense. If you don’t want Crabtree you don’t want Crabtree but that doesn’t mean the smartest move is to get someone else and pay him $38M when you could be paying him $10M.

  67. ItalianArmyGuy says: Sep 16, 2009 8:29 PM

    Dirk says: September 16, 2009 4:13 AM
    > With the WR injury situation in Indianapolis, Crabtree and Parker may have waited just long enough for the perfect storm of events to get him out of football purgatory and onto the field with a high-powered offense.
    Crabtree cannot play for any NFL team other than the 49ers this season. Rules about unsigned draft picks prohibit a trade prior to March.
    Even if a team looses 5 WRs to injury trading for Crabtree does not help them this year.
    ==============
    Sign and trade. I don’t know all the intricacies of the NFL trade rules, but I do know that sign and trade happens all the time in the NBA and MLB. Crabtree should be looking at T.O.’s situation – 2nd leading receiver all-time on several major records, but never played for a top-shelf qb. Possibly could have broken some of Rice’s records, but that will never happen now.
    Crabtree should not be concerned about money – he should be trying to leverage the situation to get himself on the field with Eli, or Phillip, or Drew – or with Flacco in Baltimore would probably be a great choice. Young qb with a great arm, stable franchise. Niners are just a revolving door at qb, head coach, coordinator, etc… That’s a good place to kill a promising career.

  68. springtrail says: Sep 16, 2009 8:43 PM

    Great comments again everyone.
    killachap: “Obviously you didnt watch the Cowboys 1-3 receivers run all over the field on Sunday.” Thanks for the input.
    Yes, you are correct. I’m in the country with no cable, fast internet, satellite (too many hills and trees in the way) or broadcast DTV (converter boxes don’t work in the North Bay hills). After 45 years of watching over air TV, I lost all channels after the DTV switch. I have to drive into town to watch the game at a pizza place. I could see the Niner game, but none of the others. I don’t have the ability to view all the teams highlights.
    If there is tampering, I suspect major market teams. I lean (or leaned) towards the Cowboys for several reasons, one being Jones raved about Crabtree right up until the draft. You are correct in that it could be a number of major market teams sending the feelers out.
    I don’t mind loosing a whiny Crabtree, but I will mind loosing a high first round pick. If he gets a high contract with another team, there should be an investigation by the league, along with some kind of compensation pick from the league for the Niners. Otherwise, all small market teams will be open to this kind of pickpocketing. We may as well abolish the draft if that’s the case.
    If Crabby gets significantly smaller money with another small-mid market team, then he is just bat s*** crazy and the Niners write off losing the #10 pick to fate. No extra draft pick compensation will asked for. Its just one of those things.
    As for DHB, I don’t fault Davis was way off for taking Heyward-Bey. He can evaluate talent any way he likes. DHB could turn out to be very good. I just think it was crazy to take him that high in the first. No one else was looking at him in the first round. Davis could traded down for extra (or future) picks and still got DHB (for a lot less money).

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