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    Michael Crabtree

    This is the type of thing I hate about pro sports.

    49ers' Crabtree conducts convoluted holdout - NFL - Yahoo! Sports



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    Re: Michael Crabtree

    I would love to see the 49ers refuse to sign him. Would suck for the team but would actually show some of these kids that they aren't the greatest thing since sliced bread.



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    Re: Michael Crabtree

    IMO the NFL really needs to adopt an NBA style payscale for rookies.




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    Re: Michael Crabtree

    The NFL is a business so I don't begrudge an athlete for trying to get top dollar.


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    Re: Michael Crabtree

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    The NFL is a business so I don't begrudge an athlete for trying to get top dollar.
    I'm with you. The guy has a short window in his life to play football. He wants to get paid. With all the top 10 picks yet to be signed he shouldn't be in a big hurry to sign. I doubt very seriously he'd sit the year out. If he did do that there is zero chance he'd be a top 20 pick in the 2010 draft so he'd be costing himself a lot of money. That's just a bargaining chip on his part. Nothing wrong with playing a little hardball.



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    Re: Michael Crabtree

    Yeah, the guy has to try to get what he thinks he's worth. If a team will pay him that than he's obviously right, if not, then he probably overvalues himself, just business.



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    Re: Michael Crabtree

    bastard is on my fantasy team too



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    Re: Michael Crabtree

    It doesn't bother me one bit what he's trying to do and I don't think any less of him for it. I've turned down a job before when the money was what I thought I was worth. However, he slipped in this years draft behind a receiver he thought he was better than......next year would only be worse. I won't feel sorry for him one bit if he screws his career.


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    Re: Michael Crabtree

    Quote Originally Posted by richey24 View Post
    Yeah, the guy has to try to get what he thinks he's worth. If a team will pay him that than he's obviously right, if not, then he probably overvalues himself, just business.
    Of course. It makes perfect sense. And while he's not playing, he won't be building stats and a nationally known name, or making headway towards the really big off the field endorsement contracts. Plus, he would be wasting a year of his youth and prime.

    Oh wait, holding out for a little more money now is just plain stupid.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Of course. It makes perfect sense. And while he's not playing, he won't be building stats and a nationally known name, or making headway towards the really big off the field endorsement contracts. Plus, he would be wasting a year of his youth and prime.

    Oh wait, holding out for a little more money now is just plain stupid.
    As Dosry said, people turn down jobs all the time because they don't feel the money is enough for what they bring to the company, this is no different, just the NFL deals with bigger sums of money all around. Nothing says if he signs the smaller deal now he'll be playing long enough to cash in on these endorsements, or getting those stats, his career could be over in the first game for all he knows.



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    Re: Michael Crabtree

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    It doesn't bother me one bit what he's trying to do and I don't think any less of him for it. I've turned down a job before when the money was what I thought I was worth. However, he slipped in this years draft behind a receiver he thought he was better than......next year would only be worse. I won't feel sorry for him one bit if he screws his career.
    I agree. We live in a capitalist country; just like any of us he does not have to take a job if he doesn't think he's getting enough money. The principle doesn't change just because the dollar amount is different. After all, if we don't like the money we're offered by an employer, and another employer is willing to pay us more for the same job, we can take the higher offer -- a "luxury" that Michael doesn't have.


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    Re: Michael Crabtree

    As a 49er fan I hope he sits out. Josh Morgan will probably start over him anyway. What a tool. He hasnt caught one pass in the league. His whole arguement is: I am better than DHB, I shoulda been picked before him. Shut up sign the contract and do your job A-Hole. If he doesnt play I am sure Nike will want some cash back.



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    Re: Michael Crabtree

    He's a punk. I hope he re-enters the draft next year and goes even lower. He doesn't deserve what he wants.



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    He has the right to not take the job, but the 49's also have the right to not pay him what he wants and he can sit out a year which will mess his career up. Stupid move in my opinion.



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