See, I told you Crabtree would sign!

Yep, missed that one, sure did. I thought that “knucklehead” would actually sit out the whole year. Hmmmm, think that Braylon Edwards to the Jets thing  might have doused a deal with the guys in green and white, and made Crabtree’s agent look quickly for that signing pen?  It will be interesting to see how the “Jets thing” all plays out. Back to the ‘tree. OK, he’s a roster player now, so he can be relieved of his former knucklehead moniker. Who knows, we all may be calling him “the man” in a couple of weeks.

A couple of things came to my small mind after the announced signing.  One,  it’s very fortuitous that Crabtree will be able to be around, and learn from, Isaac Bruce, who is almost certainly in his last year as an active player. Bruce is one of the very, very best who’s ever lined up at the WR position, and hopefully can make a big impact on Crabtree’s techical skills and mental approach to the NFL game.

Secondly, we should not expect too much of the young man this year. Aside from showing up after four real games, rarely does a wide receiver come into the NFL have a huge season in year one. Look at the year one stats of players like Larry Fitzgerald, Andre Johnson, and Calvin Johnson for example, and you’ll see what I mean. NFL DB’s tend to welcome new WR’s to the league in a very rude manner.

Hopefully Crabtree will get a solid footing in the NFL this year and grow into a true force for the Niners at the WR position.  The Niners have really not had a real, true, number one receiver, since the that Owens guy left town. Josh Morgan and Michael Crabtree just might turn out to be a very formidable duo in the years to come.  As the Church Lady used to say on Saturday Night Live…………………..”isn’t that special.”  Yeah……………it sure would be!

MN

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