Receiver Michael Crabtree, who is already sounding at times like a guy who at some point will be publicly thanking his hands or doing sit ups in his driveway or nudging traffic cops with a car bumper or all of the above, made another ill-advised comment on Thursday.
The remark came during a live chat on NFL.com. According to RaiderBeat.com, Crabtree had this to say when asked about whether he wants to play for the Raiders (and, apparently, about whether he’s cocky): “I’m not cocky at all,” Crabtree said. “People talk, man, but I’m a cool guy. As for playing for the Raiders, no comment.”
But the odd thing about this one is that the live chat currently contains no such “no comment” comment. But it does, however, contain a subsequent reference to the exchange.
Q: “Why did you say no commit [sic] to playing for the raiders? Does that mean you wouldn’t like to be a raider[?]”
A: “No, I’d like to play for whoever picks me.”
We’re starting to get the feeling that, come Saturday, this guy will be sliding like Aaron Rodgers stretching a single into a double on a baseball diamond made of freshly Zambonied ice.
UPDATE: Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times tells us he saved the question that Crabtree was asked about the Raiders, and Crabtree’s response. From bigjayboogie: “You’re going to look good in silver and black. . . . what do you say to those who say you are cocky?” Said Crabtree in response: “I’m not cocky at all, bigjayboogie! People talk, man, but I’m a cool guy. as for playing for the Raiders, no comment.”