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By Len PasquarelliThe Sports Xchange Some might call Michael Crabtree's performance in three seasons with the San Francisco 49ers a disappointment since being the 10th overall player chosen in the 2009 draft. But his supporters on the coaching staff have pointed out that Crabtree hasn't yet played with a complementary wide receiver who had more than 52 catches in a season. And, in 2011, the second leading San Francisco wideout had just 20 grabs. The additions of free agents Mario Manningham and Randy Moss, and the choice of A,J. Jenkins in the first round, should render moot, the 49ers contend, all of the excuses about Crabtree's lack of big plays. "They'll all make each other better," said offensive coordinator Greg Roman. "They can feed off each other." So far in the offseason, Crabtree appears to be the hungry man in the receiver corps. A pair of San Francisco coaches told The Sports Xchange that Crabtree -- who signed late as a rookie an...
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According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, both Randy Moss and Michael Crabtree are at the top of the San Francisco 49ers depth chart right now at the receiver position after standing out during OTA’s and minicamp.
Crabtree in particular has been doing a phenomenal job with catching the ball and might be ready for a breakout season.
Moss has shown that he still has the ability...
Vernon Davis was giving a message to a high school class and made a bold prediction about his future. Will he turn out to be right?
We all know what happened with the 49ers last year. After a near decade of mediocrity, across several different unsuccessful Head Coaches, the 49ers shocked the league in their 1st year under Head Coach Jim Harbaugh going 13-3 ended up 2 special teams gaffes away from the Super Bowl. The defense was one of, if not the best in the league, ranking tied for 10th against the...
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has set some loft goals for himself. While speaking to students at Coolidge High School, the Niners tight end told students that he will go down as the best to play the position in NFL history. After his motivational speech, Kevin Jones of WUSA9.com caught up with Davis and asked him to elaborate on his comments.
Davis told the students, “I will...
Pay The Man: Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte appears to be calling a truce.
When all is said and done, football players play football and they get paid by stepping on the field.
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According to Len Pasquarelli of The Sports Xchange, the Indianapolis Colts and rookie quarterback Andrew Luck have hit a snag in their contract negotiations because of the proposed inclusion of marketing language that Luck and his reps look at as being “strident.”
One of Pasquarelli’s sources told him that Luck would ”have to clear” all marketing proposals...
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay took to his favorite medium, Twitter, to refute a report by Len Pasquarelli that the Colts and their number one draft pick Andrew Luck were having some troubles regarding his contract negotiations.
The report claimed Luck's representatives and the Colts were beefing over details of Luck's off-field endorsements.
Irsay, via twitter
By Len PasquarelliThe Sports Xchange Seven-year veteran safety O.J. Atogwe, added this week by Philadelphia, balked at suggestions his best football is behind him. Still, Atogwe, 31, hasn't been as productive in recent seasons, and there is a reason (or at least a perception) why the Eagles will represent his third team in three seasons. That said, Philly coaches still feel...
By Len PasquarelliThe Sports Xchange Dante Scarnecchia, the venerable New England assistant head coach/offensive line, could have his work cut out for him in 2012. Left tackle Matt Light has retired after 11 seasons and will be replaced by second-year veteran and former first-rounder Nate Solder. The incumbent right tackle, Sebastian Vollmer, continued to be bothered in the offseason...
By Len PasquarelliThe Sports Xchange Since even close associates of Percy Harvin were confused this week by the wide receiver's one-day boycott of the Minnesota minicamp -- other than to say that the absence was not contract-related -- the source of the three-year veteran's unhappiness with his situation is curious. Compounding the confusion was the Friday morning report...