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Crabtree helps Kiper, McShay get early start on 2010

When it comes to their NFL draft experts, ESPN’s approach over the past few years has been (to borrow from Adam Schefter’s Twitter shtick) to put Todd McShay and Mel Kiper in a room together and, you know, see what happens.

But the verbal fisticuffs typically don’t fly until March or April, leaving an extended period without split screen images of a guy who makes Josh McDaniels look like an old man and an increasinlgy old man whose words, tone, and demeanor betray a heartfelt belief that McShay is merely a form-over-substance hack who is able to periodically hypnotize a mass audience but who has no real grasp of the draft’s nuances.

Thanks to Michael Crabtree, they’re at it again.

McShay and Kiper have debated, in a segment that likely will be added to the rotation until Crabtree signs a contract or is drafted again, the tenth overall pick’s possible fortunes in the 2010 selection process.

McShay thinks Crabtree will go late in the first round.  Kiper “guarantees” that Crabtree will be selected within the first 10 or 12 picks.

We’re siding with McShay on this one.

Despite his ability (whatever it might actually be) to evaluate players, Kiper has no real grasp on the business realities of the draft.  If Crabtree is truly erratic, delusional, and/or stupid enough to re-enter the draft, his failure to sign a fair contract at No. 10 in 2009 will make it even harder to justify to ownership a decision to burn a high pick on him in 2010, especially if he isn’t the first receiver picked, since the main problem this year is his belief that he deserves more than the guy picked three spots ahead of him.

Every year, players fall because folks don’t want to risk their jobs on picks that could come back to haunt them.  Of the six teams that passed on Adrian Peterson in 2007, for example, many of them likely wish in hindsight that they’d taken the chance the Minnesota did on a guy with an injury history and, at the time of the draft, a bad collarbone.

But if Cleveland had taken Peterson and if something on him broke and if he needed surgery and if he got a staph infection and if he never made it to the field, then G.M. Phil Savage might have been fired within two years after submitting the card.

OK, Savage was still fired within two years but the point is still the same.

Though the 49ers might be able to claim that they didn’t anticipate Crabtree behaving this way (to their credit, the Browns sure as hell did), whoever drafts Crabtree in 2010 would not be able to act surprised if he demands more money than his draft slot othewise dictates.

Then there’s the reality that the same loose screw that’s fueling the current contractual impasse will manifest itself in other ways, once Crabtree is under contract.  For all their faults, none of the worst of the NFL pass-catching divas did what Crabtree currently is doing.

So that will plunge Crabtree to the bottom of the first round, at which point someone might then trade up for a crack at him.

Or maybe he’ll keep sliding.

Kiper’s assessment ignores another fairly important reality of re-entering the draft:  Crabtree would continue to be the property of the 49ers until the day of the draft.  As a result, Crabtree would be unable to attend the Scouting Combine or work out for teams or be interviewed by teams during the usual period of pre-draft preparation.

But we hope Mel continues to guarantee out that Crabtree will be a top-ten selection.  If so, Crabtree might go ahead and re-enter the draft.  And then Peter King would have to change his name to Derek Jeter.

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59 Responses to “Crabtree helps Kiper, McShay get early start on 2010”
  1. Rex Grossman says: Sep 17, 2009 1:04 PM

    Sick McShay burn Florio.

  2. CT Pats Fan says: Sep 17, 2009 1:08 PM

    Let’s remember that Crabtree won’t be able to work out for / talk to any NFL teams before draft day, so they’ll have to take it on faith that he’s fit, healthy and hasn’t lost a step from when he ran the 40 in the combine this year…..oh wait, that’s right, he didn’t run at the combine. OK, they’ll just have to go on tape from his last year of college. When they say the draft is “an inexact science, at best”, is this what they mean?

  3. Enrgy2Burn says: Sep 17, 2009 1:09 PM

    let me see…. the last players i remember taking a year off before entering the nfl (with a contract) were maurice clarett and mike williams (wr)…. how’d that work out for them?

  4. PFTiswhatitis says: Sep 17, 2009 1:11 PM

    ” If so, Crabtree might go ahead and re-enter the draft. And then Peter King would have to change his name to Derek Jeter.”
    ???????????????

  5. doe22us says: Sep 17, 2009 1:11 PM

    Mel doesn’t know what he is talking about 90% of the time terrible so called draft expert.

  6. Patsfan1776 says: Sep 17, 2009 1:11 PM

    I don’t think that this guy will go in the 1st round because teams won’t want to take a chance on him. The only way he goes in the 1st round in any spot is if a team tampers with him and already has a contract in place with him before draft day.

  7. Harm City Homer says: Sep 17, 2009 1:13 PM

    Lets see, who do I think knows more about the NFL draft?
    Mel Kiper Jr. the man the myth the hair do from Harm City, or the ambulance chaser turned internet hack acces hollywood football mogul?
    You have to go with the hair and the track record.
    You are always wrong. Always. Vick, T.O., everything. You really know nothing about football, but you do have a good collection of football info and a way with words. Mel studies the game tapes like a mad man, you spin jargon and float rumours like a housewife without a hobby.

  8. milehiclown says: Sep 17, 2009 1:18 PM

    So does this mean that the Niners lose, entirely, their draft pick? How is this fair? Shouldn’t the league do something to compensate the team in this instance?
    Or is it simply buyer beware?
    I’m not a Niners fan (or enemy) but this seems really shady on the player’s part and, ultimately, the league’s.

  9. cliffcla says: Sep 17, 2009 1:18 PM

    Here is the problem Crabtree will have. He was percieved as a Diva before the draft…Some say that is why he fell to the number 10 to begin with. This contract dispute is doing nothing to refute those claims. If Crabtree plans on re-entering the draft next year, Clubs are going to be even more unwilling to use a high draft pick on someone who will probably make their lives a living hell.

  10. Levito says: Sep 17, 2009 1:18 PM

    Kiper is an idiot. He’s pretty good (not great) at evaluating talent, but he’s horrible at knowing what teams really need, and what teams drafting tendencies are.

  11. Tommy_Blah05 says: Sep 17, 2009 1:19 PM

    I hope this guy never plays in the NFL.

  12. trikee says: Sep 17, 2009 1:19 PM

    This is actually a good strategy for Crabtree that the 49ers own his rights until draft day.
    That way, he doesn’t have to run a 40 AGAIN. I was of the belief that his stress fracture was a ploy to not run a 40 so his draft position would not plummet. We all see how important money is to Crabtree now.
    Now, nobody will know how slow he really is until he’s already signed a contract!

  13. chitown26 says: Sep 17, 2009 1:20 PM

    I hope Crabtree drops to the 5th round and gets paid nothing.
    Being a selfish piece of s**t generally gets you nowhere in this world, and I hope it’s true moreso for Crabtree than anybody else.
    Someone should tell him “You’re going to get 30 million or 33 million dollars – please, take the 30 million you gigantic moron” … but it’s clear that he has the worst set of people in the world around him right now.

  14. milehiclown says: Sep 17, 2009 1:20 PM

    @ Harm City Homer:
    THEN DON’T COME HERE. MONGOLOID.

  15. ShruggingGalt says: Sep 17, 2009 1:21 PM

    I still don’t think he goes before the third round. There will be too much other talent available and needs, and he’s going to be unproven in the NFL. Holding out this year is going to make him look bad in the eyes of 31, maybe 30 of the teams.
    If he does get drafted before the 10th pick next year, then there probably was tampering going on.

  16. sportfan1234 says: Sep 17, 2009 1:22 PM

    Crabtree isn’t “property” of the 49ers.
    League rules may prohibit other teams from doing certain things or inviting Crabtee to their homes but since Crabtree isn’t any teams “property” he is just as free as you or me to hold personal workouts with the media and anyone who wants to can watch.
    We will all be glued to ESPN when highlights of his workout next spring are shown.
    Then hate him as much as we might it will all come down to one thing.
    WHAT IS IS TIME IN THE 40?
    If he runs the 40 in the time he continues to tell everyone he can then even Kiper will be wrong and Crabtree will be drafted even earlier than #10.
    Everyone will scream, cry foul and hate on Crabtree except for the fans of the team that select him.
    The team that selects him will know going in they will need to pay him. So, they will.
    All it takes is one team. And, if he runs fast enough don’t be surprised to see him join the guy drafted ahead of him this year on the Raiders.

  17. hrmlss says: Sep 17, 2009 1:25 PM

    I read a “rumor” on NFP this morning that said Crabtree is still having ankle problems and is secretly getting treatment at a Lubbock location. Maybe that is part of the problem here, Frisco wants him to run and take a physical before commiting bucks and he knows he is screwed if he does.

  18. mike says: Sep 17, 2009 1:25 PM

    I just hope that the 49r’s have droped whatever they have on the table by about 10 million.
    Crabtree….what an idiot.
    So what’s he doing right now? Hanging out in a motel somewhere? Is he gonna do that until next year? How’s he paying for it? Will he sack groceries until a team blesses his sweet ass with a call?

  19. Samuel L. Bronkowitz says: Sep 17, 2009 1:26 PM

    Kiper fashioned himself into a “draft expert” before anyone even knew what one was. He has no expertise. He just got there first.
    Otherwise, he’s just another asshat on the WWL.

  20. Duan says: Sep 17, 2009 1:27 PM

    Check it,
    Baseball has Peter Gammons
    Hockey has Barry Melrose
    Football has Mel “The ‘do” Kiper
    When it comes to hyping up an professional sports draft, the other two can’t even touch Kiper!
    Mel’s my boy. Todd “Hip Hop” McShay is a Mel protoge in denial.
    Mel makes the draft! He pisses some people off and he makes some people happy, but he catches your attention!
    CRabtree is still garbage – he should have went to Niners got a 4 year deal and shut the critics up! The scruitny on him is going to be so great, especially if he misses this season, he might was well go play in Canada!

  21. DanSnyderSux says: Sep 17, 2009 1:27 PM

    PFTiswhatitis says:
    September 17, 2009 1:11 PM
    ” If so, Crabtree might go ahead and re-enter the draft. And then Peter King would have to change his name to Derek Jeter.”
    ???????????????
    For those of you tuning in late, Peter King said that, if Crabtree re-entered the 2010 draft and was picked in the top 10, he’d change his name to Derek Jeter.

  22. bwisnasky says: Sep 17, 2009 1:30 PM

    Let’s review… Al Davis was an IDIOT for not drafting this clown…. whether DHB catches a single ball…. the mere audacity not to draft a guy that scored more TD’s in a spread offense that he will never see in the pro’s…. yeah… old Al has really lost it….. Nice of you to point out Cleveland saw his diva attitude…. but how about pointing out the other team that knew as a WR he wasn’t worth the headache…. once again.. the Raider bashers had their way on draft day…. when it’s all said and done… once again, the Raiders made the right decision….. 10th pick.. late round pick… doesn’t matter… Crabass has screwed himself.. and won’t ever amount to anything resembling a pro WR….

  23. jthacker says: Sep 17, 2009 1:33 PM

    Keep pushing “Peter Jeter,” it has a nice ring to it

  24. HarrisonHits says: Sep 17, 2009 1:33 PM

    Kiper like virtually all of the espn people is an idiot.
    After Crabtree’s and his agent’s display of zero grasp on reality you would have to be so far gone to take him anywhere in the first round next year that ….. I don’t think there are words that can properly describe that level of stupidity.
    Not only will he not be able to do the combine, work out etc, but he’ll also have been out of football for a year and his conditioning will be suck compared to what it should be.
    Late 2nd or 3rd round.

  25. Common Sense says: Sep 17, 2009 1:34 PM

    @ PFTiswhatitis
    Peter King aka dumbass vowed to change his name to Derek Jeter if craptree re-entered the draft. Yes, he’s a moron. He said this in one of his idiotic monday morning QB columns.

  26. tripschaos says: Sep 17, 2009 1:36 PM

    @ Harm City
    Hey man, dont hold back. Say how you really feel.
    Jerk.

  27. Yak says: Sep 17, 2009 1:37 PM

    “But we hope Mel continues to guarantee out that Crabtree will be a top-ten selection. If so, Crabtree might go ahead and re-enter the draft. And then Peter King would have to change his name to Derek Jeter.”
    I’m with Florio on this one. I don’t think King should change his name to Derek Jeter….
    ….Now, Peter Jeter, on the other hand, would be awesome!!!
    P.S. Harm City Homer, if you’re so much better then PFT, where’s your website/football knowledge at?? Thinking someone is wrong does not make you right (well, it does in your mind, but that doesn’t count).

  28. Quagmire says: Sep 17, 2009 1:37 PM

    Somebody needs to knock on Mel’s head & say:
    “Hello! Anybody Home? Think McFly, Think.”

  29. MadDawg03 says: Sep 17, 2009 1:46 PM

    Even if he can’t work out for other teams, that doesn’t stop him from posting blazing fast youtube videos. Everybody knows those are always legit.

  30. Youngone says: Sep 17, 2009 1:46 PM

    Harm City Homer says:
    September 17, 2009 1:13 PM
    Lets see, who do I think knows more about the NFL draft?
    Mel Kiper Jr. the man the myth the hair do from Harm City, or the ambulance chaser turned internet hack acces hollywood football mogul?
    You have to go with the hair and the track record.
    You are always wrong. Always. Vick, T.O., everything. You really know nothing about football, but you do have a good collection of football info and a way with words. Mel studies the game tapes like a mad man, you spin jargon and float rumours like a housewife without a hobby.
    Mel Kiper is terrible and so is your attitude. I bash Florio too but you make no sense. How can you sit there and support Mel? His logic is crazy

  31. FlyEaglesFly says: Sep 17, 2009 1:48 PM

    Florio, can you address this scenario? Since we all know teams/agent commit tampering I think it’s safe to say Crabtree will have a pretty good idea of his draft stock prior to the ’10 draft. Suppose teams are telling his agent they won’t take him in the first round or top 20 or whatever. Couldn’t SF split the difference between the 20 million on the table now and the slot for which he’s projected to go and sign him the day before the draft? Wouldn’t that make sense for them as a franchise (strictly from a personnel standpoint) as they would be overpaying slightly but essentially getting a free first round\top 20\whatever pick?

  32. ChrisB says: Sep 17, 2009 1:52 PM

    I don’t know why these reporters keep talking about Crabtree reentering the draft as the 49ers control his rights up until Draft Day.
    He can and Will be traded before the Draft. The 49ers can trade Crabtree starting after March 17(?). I don’t think that the 49ers will just let Crabtree reenter the draft without getting SOMETHING in return.

  33. LUNATIK RAIDER says: Sep 17, 2009 1:53 PM

    Bo Jackson got drafted in the 1st rd. Sat out a year went back into the draft the following year and the Raiders took him in the 7th rd. And gave him 1st rd money foronly 8-10 games played a year and he produced, but then again Crabtree isn’t even close to being measured to Jackson. That’s like comparing apples to medicine balls….

  34. mwcarolina says: Sep 17, 2009 1:53 PM

    Like Mel Kiper, respect him, but he isnt right about Crabtree, McShay is, Crabtree will be lucky to be drafted in the first round next year if he goes to the draft, he will NOT be paid like he thinks he should….he needs to just sign and play with the 49ers, he will get his money in due time if he is great.

  35. leatherneck says: Sep 17, 2009 2:00 PM

    Game plan 49ers:
    Rent out the best hotel in Lubbock (whatever that is).
    Invite Crabtree’s coach, loved ones, and friends over. Invite Crabtree and his agent.
    Have a big confab to discuss Michael Crabtree’s future.
    Bring the contract and a working pen. Hopefully he wises up and signs it.

  36. Mr Krinkle says: Sep 17, 2009 2:00 PM

    All it takes is one sucker (cough Jerry Jones cough cough Dan Snyder). He could go anywhere from 5 to 45.

  37. Harm City Homer says: Sep 17, 2009 2:00 PM

    Why is everyone hating on the player instead of the game though?
    He did not make the rules and he is not breaking them. He has an option, and if he and his agent do not feel like SF offer is the best offer they can get, who cares if they do what they can do to improve it?
    Fix the rules or leave them alone, but do not complain about them by saying the offer is fair when you do not even know what it is.
    Maybe a 4 year deal would get it done. A 1 year rookie min may get it done and then they can start to use the franchise tag if they feel he is worth it.
    No one really knows what would happen next year other than he would go back into the draft and SF would get nothing.

  38. sonvar says: Sep 17, 2009 2:04 PM

    Crabtree is an idiot if he thinks holding out will get him more money next year. In fact it makes it more likely he isn’t even a first round pick anymore. Hell I’d almost salute the entire NFL is no one drafted him period next year. Because that’s what this diva WR needs proof that no one wants him in the NFL and that he was an idiot for not taking the money he had the chance for. Also to potentially be the major star on a team lacking many well known names on offense.

  39. scorpiodsu says: Sep 17, 2009 2:04 PM

    Worst move ever. He sits out this year and gets drafted later than he did this year and at that point he’s going to get even less money. He needs an attitude check and a new agent. I won’t feel one ounce of pity if he career ends up like Charles Rodgers, Mike Willians, David Boston, etc…. And those guys were talented coming out of college and actually worked to play in the league. I guess he’s looking forward to another crappy team selecting him and paying him less that he “thinks” he’s worth.

  40. Anarcho Purplism says: Sep 17, 2009 2:08 PM

    I would not take this clown in the top 10 of 2010 for the aforementioned fear that the same screw-loose on contract-views would effect other areas on the team.
    I would trade up early in the second if my team was loaded & I felt I could afford to burn a pick….plus had a deal agreed upon before taking him.
    I hope his stock falls & he is humbled.
    Sometimes its the only way to learn.
    BTW- nice conspiracy theory on the injured ankle. Release the hounds on that tip!?!?!

  41. Patsfan1776 says: Sep 17, 2009 2:08 PM

    And what kind of a headcase will this guy be if he doesn’t go top 10 next year and doesn’t get paid???
    I am thinking that he may not get drafted at all next year because he could potentially be mentally incapable of playing because he will know that he blew it big time this year.

  42. daivos03 says: Sep 17, 2009 2:08 PM

    Crabtree has top-10 talent OK
    McShay can say whatever he wants, but the fact remains, I’ve been doing this a lot longer OK
    So you can’t tell me a team out there isn’t going to jump at this guy somewhere early in the first round.
    OK
    We’ll just wait and see.
    But I think I’ll get the last laugh OK.
    You don’t pass on talent like Crabtree OK.

  43. rykelly06 says: Sep 17, 2009 2:16 PM

    KIPER IS AN IDIOT. His mock drafts are the entire reason for Crabtree’s delusions.
    This one is just screwing the next team, too.
    Say he goes 28th in the draft…he’s going to point to Kiper’s lunacy and say “I’m a top 10-12 player. Pay me or I’ll re-enter the draft next year.”
    The following year, Kiper will say Crabtree will be picked in the top 12-15 picks. And so on and so forth until Crabtree is 30 year old and Kiper projects him as the 25th pick in the draft.

  44. Harm City Homer says: Sep 17, 2009 2:24 PM

    Man this is some good stuff.
    I am a DHB fan and Terp fan, but my man can not catch the football very well. He did run a 4.3 40 and I heard he was even 4.2 some of the time, but he only catches about half the catchable balls that come his way.
    Crabtree has hands like Freddie Mitchell. He may also not be any better as a pro than Freddie, but on film he looks a lot like Boldin, if he was to go back to college and play at TT.
    41 touchdowns is 41 touchdowns. It is impressive if you can do that in a video game.
    There is no slotting system only Big Pauli principle.
    No matter what the offer was most people would say it is fair. no matter what an NFL player makes is unfair compared to some of the wall street bonus money or bad acting in bad movies or baseball players that seem to have run out of power all of a sudden.
    I know my team could use a WR like that and it does not matter to me one bit if they pay him 7th slot money or 10th or 12th or 19th. Who cares? he is not going to pay me.
    He is only an idiot if he does not end up in a good situation. Or maybe he is an idiot either way, but he is not the property of the 49rs just because they took him #10 in the draft, and he does not have to sign a deal that they say is fair and he does not.

  45. jopaskin says: Sep 17, 2009 2:35 PM

    The NFL should put a stop to overpaying unproven college players. These kids get way too much money – this is a result of a “kid” who thinks they deserve money b/c they played 2 years of college. Give me a break. I hope crabtree nevers gets signed and nevers plays football anywhere. There are peple who have no money or jobs and he is turnong downs millions. What a horrible person. I hope he has an injury that prevents him from playing football again

  46. Puzfan51 says: Sep 17, 2009 3:02 PM

    I want to see him re-enter the draft and get signed by picked by the 49ers in round 4. See if he likes that kind of money. Im sure he’ll argue he wants 3rd round money, tho

  47. Flimflam1 says: Sep 17, 2009 3:09 PM

    Holy crap, Florio! Use some of that QBF money and buy yourself an editor. It might be the most ridiculous run-on sentence I have ever read- Microsoft Word must have been going nuts while you were typing this:
    “But the verbal fisticuffs typically don’t fly until March or April, leaving an extended period without split screen images of a guy who makes Josh McDaniels look like an old man and an increasinlgy old man whose words, tone, and demeanor betray a heartfelt belief that McShay is merely a form-over-substance hack who is able to periodically hypnotize a mass audience but who has no real grasp of the draft’s nuances.”

  48. VonClausewitz says: Sep 17, 2009 3:27 PM

    Right. How SF handles this situation depends entirely upon what side of the owner fence they stand. Do they stand with Jerry Jones and his big market faction or do they stand with the small market teams? Most likely they’re on the opposite side of the fence from Jerry. If that’s the case it’s in their best interests to force Crabtree’s hand as a way of engaging the small market owners to take a stand. Small market teams want to stop the trend of out of control athlete demands and force the creation of a more equitable draft process. Big market teams want to be able to overpay for what they want, safe in the knowledge that they’ll maintain a competitive advantage by doing this.
    Even if Dallas has contacted Crabtree and plans to grab him next year, likely breaking the rookie slotting system, it doesn’t matter. The Niners need to a) send a message to players like Crabtree that they have to play within the system and b) force teams who have broken the tampering rules to play their hand, thus mobilizing the waffling owners. SF has to take a stand here. They have to call Crabtree on his threat. Trading his rights is not an option. SF has to use this issue as a wedge to further a CBA which maintains parity in the league. There is no way a small market owner is going to want salaries to go through the roof. There is no way they want to support a system where they’ll rarely have a competitive team, evaporating the value of their asset. If they trade his rights they’re avoiding a fight that they absolutely need to have happen.

  49. slutnuts says: Sep 17, 2009 3:37 PM

    i’ve argued enough abotu crabtree, so i’m going left here.
    Duan says:
    hockey has barry melrose?
    uggh. dude, barry melrose is useless. get access to tsn, or cbc, you will see hockey has far more intelligent prognosticators: bob mackenzie, ron maclean, dave hodge, darren dreger, and of course don cherry knows more about hockey-especially junior- than any espn idiot.

  50. Kevin from Philly says: Sep 17, 2009 3:45 PM

    I originally hoped Crabtree would fall to the bottom of the seventh next year, but it’s looking like he’s already Mister Irrelevant.

  51. dcfan-1212450 says: Sep 17, 2009 3:46 PM

    Mel Kiper is not a moron. But predicting the draft, predicting talent, prediciting the transition from college to pros seems impossible. Otherwise explain to me Tom Brady, Terrell Davis, Tony Romo, Ryan Leaf, Akili Smith, Alex Smith, or about 3/4s of players from every draft who seem to outdue their draft position for better or worse. Like any of you guys can do better. Mel does a solid job, for how hard his job is. As for the Browns and Raiders passing, looks good this year, but as mentioned, how bout the Browns passing on Adrian Peterson…? And for that Raiders fan “bwisnasky”, you claim the Raiders made another great draft decision. What was the last one? Jemarcus Russell? Mcfadden? the cornerback taken in the second round this year that wasn’t on most peoples boards? Name a stud that makes Oakland not suck… Oh wait, you can’t. So guess what, more Al Davis bashing is ahead. Just like us Redskins fans get for having Dan Snyder.

  52. LightningStrikes says: Sep 17, 2009 4:12 PM

    Kiper could’nt hold Mike Mayocks jock strap!

  53. shake&bake says: Sep 17, 2009 4:20 PM

    Will someone do the world a favor and flick a match in Kipers hair please !!!!

  54. NinerNation says: Sep 17, 2009 5:02 PM

    Harm City Homer—Umm, if you’re not Eugene Parker, then you’re related to Crabtree…because nobody else is stupid enough to actually believe the crap that you are saying.
    Instead of talking about how ‘right’ Crabtree is in this situation, why don’t you covince your client that he needs to take the offer that is far more than fair.
    Lets examine the evidence shall we?
    1) Spread offense = inflated stats.
    2) Never ran a 40…looking at game film = slow
    3) Missed OTA’s and Training Camp = Doesn’t know the playbook
    4) Has no college degree and scored a 17 on Wonderlic = McDonalds drive thru attendent.
    5) Offered 16 mil guaranteed to play a fu—– game = Lucky as hell and should relish the opportunity just to play a game for a living.
    6) Says his favorite part about football is “getting dressed” = Doesn’t care about winning, or being the best.
    Add it all up, and you have an overrated, selfish, idiotic player who’s going to bust completely. I for one hope he loses a leg in the near future…that’d be poetic justice.

  55. spyboots says: Sep 17, 2009 5:08 PM

    His agent probably already knows who wants to take him and how much they’ll pay. There’s a lot going on behind the scenes here. (And he must really not want to play with the 49ers.)

  56. shake&bake says: Sep 17, 2009 5:35 PM

    dcfan-1212450 Nnamdi Asomugha , Justin Fargas , Robert Gallery , Kirk Morrison , Michaelo Huff , Thomas Howard , Chris Morris , Oren O’Neal , Michael Bush ,

  57. shake&bake says: Sep 17, 2009 5:43 PM

    dcfan-1212450 Nnamdi Asomugha , Justin Fargas , Shane Lechler , Robert Gallery , Kirk Morrison , Chris Morris , Thomas Howard Michael Huff , Oren O’Neal , Michael Bush , Mario Henderson , Zach Miller , Chaz Schilens , Tyvon Branch , Darren McFadden. And before you comment back why dont you watch a couple of games and watch how these guys play. They are all starters and all contributing. And this is since 2001 yea sorry we couldnt come up with one good player. And before you bag on Gallery most people thought he should have went to the pro bowl last year and they think he will this year. And i dont care if he is a guard now.

  58. mozizgod says: Sep 17, 2009 5:52 PM

    Regarding the following post, I totally think SF is getting the high-hard one and they have to be compensated in some way. I’m not a SF fan but when you have a bad season at least you know you’re going to get a good draft pick with which to help rebuild your program. And when that pick says, “Go to hell”, how’s that fair? There should be a league rule that if the player doesn’t play with the team that drafts him he doesn’t get to play with any other team. Period. Unless those teams trade picks or something like with the Eli “I’m a Total D-Bag” Manning/San Diego/NYGiants/Philip Rivers scenario.
    “So does this mean that the Niners lose, entirely, their draft pick? How is this fair? Shouldn’t the league do something to compensate the team in this instance?
    Or is it simply buyer beware?
    I’m not a Niners fan (or enemy) but this seems really shady on the player’s part and, ultimately, the league’s.”

  59. Calir says: Sep 18, 2009 4:17 PM

    It’s obvious the Bungals will either trade for him or pick him early in the first round next year. They’ll need to replace the Latin American Receiver Chad Ochocinco eventually and they always make bad personnel decisions.

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