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I Hate to say it.......

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by SDRaiderH8er, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    Did the Raiders do the right thing by NOT drafting Mr. Crabtree?


    And if he is willing to sit out an entire season, is he willing to sit out the rest of his life? How many other team's would be willing to draft this clown? He is all ready proving he is in it only for the money.
     
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  2. Rainman

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    Big Al may have done the right thing by NOT drafting Crabtree, but that doesn't mean he did the right thing by selecting Darious Heyward-Bey instead! :icon_rofl:
     
  3. HollywoodLeo

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    Probably, but it's not like they did the right thing by drafting the speedy reciever who can't catch either.

    But, then again, who's to say Crabtree wouldn't have signed with Oakland?

    The main reason there's a rift between him and SF is because he wants to be paid like the first WR taken in the draft and SF wants to pay him like the 2nd WR taken in the draft.

    If Oakland drafted him he would be the first WR taken.
     
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    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a lot of hearsay at this point.

    Probably a slow news day for ESPN
     
  5. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    but there were a lot of people bashing him because he did not take him
     
  7. SDRaiderH8er

    SDRaiderH8er Well-Known Member

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    he wants top 3 money
     
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    That is the same stance that Philip Rivers took. We had major problems signing LT and Jammer as well. All of those players are (obviously) are great teammates and great people.

    IMO it is premature to be passing judgment on Crabtree right now.
     
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    SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!!!!!
     
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    maybe both.


    Mr. Crabtree is just playing into the owners hands on this one.

    The owners want a Rookie pay slot system just like the NBA has in place. It will be the Crabtree Rule. If you are drafted in the #10 slot in the first round, you will get paid this amount, no more and no less. Now go out and earn your $$$$$$ and then you can go out and negotiate your first Contract a couple of years later.

    It might be for this very reason that the 2011 will be a lockout.
     
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    Actually it was not his agent that said that. It was his knucklehead cousin/adviser/personal trainer that was talking smack.

    Right H8ter, Another reason for a slotted rookie pay scale, but the agents will fight it to the end.
     
  15. SDRaiderH8er

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    the agents will not have a say in it. When the owners lock the players out of camp, do you think a veteran will sit out because of what a rookie will make? Especially a vet who has never made 5 Million in his whole career and some Rookie who has never played a down is guaranteed 54 Million.
     
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    Seems the NBA did it with some success. Why not the NFL?


    The players would all benefit from it. The only people that wouldn't would be the agents
     
  17. wrbanwal

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    this may speed up negotiations

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/trainingcamp09/news/story?id=4384230

    Jones sidelined with shoulder fracture


    San Francisco 49ers receiver Brandon Jones is expected to miss two months because of a small fracture in his right shoulder, coach Mike Singletary said Friday.

    Jones was injured during Thursday's late practice trying to make a diving catch while all alone in the end zone during 7-on-7 work. He will not need shoulder surgery, Singletary said.

    Jones' absence is another reduction to the 49ers' receiving corps, with the well-publicized holdout of rookie Michael Crabtree.

    Singletary said Friday he remains focused on the players who are in camp for the 49ers and isn't busy worrying when Crabtree, their top pick, finally will show up for his first practice.

    Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
     
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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/jeff_pearlman/08/07/crabtree/index.html?bcnn=yes



    In a nation that often seems to lack the principle historically required from its great and just people, it is reassuring to see that, once again, a select few are willing to stand up and fight for what is righteous.

    First, on Wednesday, we learned that Paula Abdul, our modern-day John Adams, is walking away from American Idol after the show refused to pay her more than $5 million per season. Then, one day later, Michael Crabtree, the San Francisco 49ers' recent first-round pick and a sure-handed, slow-afoot J.J Stokes impersonator, insisted he is more than willing to skip the entire season and re-enter the draft should San Francisco not meet his demands -- believed to be in the range of $23 million guaranteed.

    For those of you who automatically pooh-pooh the so-called greed of folks like Abdul and Crabtree, I say -- Have you no decency? This, my friends, is not greed. Not indulgence. Not covetousness. Not selfishness and not piggishness.

    No, this is just plain old stupidity.

    For the millions of people who have watched Idol over the past eight years, Abdul has become an unofficial family member: the endearing-yet-mildly-senile/mildly-drunk great aunt. You are no worse off for her presence, yet certainly no better, either. To quote Patrick Swayze, she's like the wind.

    In turning down the Idol bucks, Abdul is naively following the ill-pursued paths of legends (in their own minds) like McLean Stevenson, Shelly Long, Anthony Edwards, Suzanne Somers, Star Jones, Geniveve Bujold and many others -- all one-time TV stars who, inspired by finances or disrespect or financial disrespect, left in a huff, bellowing, "I'll show them!" as their names simultaneously faded from the marquees.

    Yes, Abdul can dance and smile and critique and competently sip from a straw. But so can Kara DioGuardi -- at half the price. That's something Crabtree, the pride of Texas Tech and, by all accounts, a fine young man, should be pondering, too.

    While words like "unparalleled" and "gifted" and "spectacular" are used to describe his skills at plucking a rapidly spiraling wad of pig's hide from midair, those same adjectives have been bestowed upon hundreds upon hundreds of athletes -- many of whom can be found wrapping Big Macs at a drive-thru window near you.

    Just nine years ago Matt Harrington, a highly touted high school pitcher out of Palmdale, Calif., was selected seventh overall by the Colorado Rockies. At the advice of his agent, Tommy Tanzer, Harrington rejected the team's $4.9 million offer and re-entered the 2001 draft. Then the 2002 draft. Then the 2003 draft. Then the 2004 draft. To make a long -- and ultimately tragic -- story short, at last check Harrington was earning $11.50 per hour installing tires at a Costco.

    He is far from alone. How can anyone forget veteran second baseman Jody Reed turning down a three-year, $8 million offer from the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1993, only to be forced to accept a one-year, $300,000 deal from the Milwaukee Brewers the following season? Or how about Latrell Sprewell, the four-time NBA All-Star who rejected a three-year, $21 million contract with the Timberwolves by uttering, "I have a family to feed." Sprewell never played in the NBA again, and last year his yacht was auctioned off for $856,000 after he defaulted on a $1.5 million mortgage.

    Indeed, from Juan Gonzalez to Jamal Anderson to Lance Parrish, the sports landscape is littered with the rotted carcasses of ego-inflated, financially insulted men unwise to Charles de Gaulle's most lasting quotation, "The cemeteries of the world are full of indispensable men." If Michael Crabtree refuses to sign with San Francisco, he does so at his own peril. Next year's NFL Draft looks to be wide-receiver heavy, what with Oklahoma State's Dez Bryant, USC's Damian Williams and Oklahoma's Ryan Broyles potentially leading a stampede of pass catchers.

    Maybe Crabtree will only enhance his status by, oh, using the down time to pump up his physique and cut a tenth of a second or two from his 40 time. More than likely, however, he and Abdul will soon find themselves in eerily similar circumstances: Forgotten, depressed, and chatting up William Katt while wondering whether there's time for a bathroom break between shifts at the Celebrity Superstar Autograph Show inside Banquet Room C at the Idaho Falls Holiday Inn.

    Cash only, please.
     
  19. SDRaiderH8er

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    :icon_rofl: . :icon_toast:
     
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    DAYUM! That gets my nomination for BLAST of the YEAR! That was GREAT!!!!
     

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