Really Michael Crabtree?

The reports that Michael Crabtree, the 10th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers is looking to sit out the 2009 NFL Season and re-enter the draft in 2010 is insane. All because Crabtree was projected to be a top 5 pick, and was drafted #10.

All I have to say to this is: Really?

Crabtree is going based on projection that he should have received a bigger contract than Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey. Heyward-Bey received a $23M contract over five years from the Raiders, and Crabtree feels he should have the contract not worthy of a #10 pick.

One reason that Crabtree dropped down to #10 was the attitude. He feels that the world should be given to him, and yes, he has proved himself in the college game, culminating with a big GW TD catch against Texas which made him a household name. The kid is a physical specimen, he works hard on the field, shows up on game day, but just has an aura of cockiness and that the world should revolve around him.

This is not Texas Tech. This is the NFL.

If Crabtree keeps this attitude up after he signs his contract (if he signs to begin with), he will not be playing at all. Head Coach Mike Singletary is a straight and arrow, strict disciplinarian, and will put this kid in his place real quick. At the end of the day, Crabtree needs to get off the projections, sign a contract, and then prove his worth on the field. If he can go to three Pro Bowls in the first three years of his career, then he has every right to demand a new contract. But right now, just play the game. Be happy that you’re in the NFL. Many people are not blessed with the opportunity. So prove it on the field.

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