Why Michael Crabtree Is the Next Terrell Owens—Not Jerry Rice

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Published: April 26, 2009


... to Jerry Rice.  People do so because of Crabtree's perceived lack of speed.

I know one thing for certain though—Michael Crabtree is not the next Jerry Rice.  He's the next Terrell Owens.  Or at worst, the next Mike Williams.

In other words, I think Crabtree will be productive player, but in listening to his interviews, I can tell that he's not excited about where he's going.  Maybe he's upset because he lost money.  Maybe it's because he wanted to play for a different team.

He sounded like he needed Zoloft.

One thing I know for sure is, moody players are usually more trouble than they are worth.

I think that's why teams passed on Crabtree.  Keep in mind that Seattle, Cleveland, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and Jacksonville all passed on Crabtree too.  I think they saw the same things in Crabtree that the Raiders did—a moody and uncooperative player.  Rumor has it to that some within the 49ers orga...

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