Jeddie Offers to Talk with Crabtree

Jed York was on KNBR this evening and he talked with Ralph and Tom and told them that he wants to meet with Crabtree and Parker and discuss the rookies contract.

After the interview, Matt Maiocco sent a text to Jed asking about when the offer was made and if he heard back from them. York confirmed what he said on KNBR and said that he didn’t recall when and that no response to the meeting.

Although I’m at the point now where I could care less if Crabtree signs or not, what I love the most about this is the hands on approach Jed is taking with this team. Not sure if every Niner fan agrees with me, but it looks like we are in good hands with Eddie D’s nephew.




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  • Cory

    i agree i love how Jed is taking a hands on approach to this situation…i think if they do have a face to face meeting he will sign

  • Mike M

    F&@K Greedytree. We don’t need him. He is damaged goods. Greedy unproven rookies need to be sent a message, “you ain’t all that.” Besides he will cause turmoil in the locker room thinking that he is a Diva! The NFL owners need to stick together on this one. So typical of a Gen Yer who wants it all now! Hey Douchetree, Go play in Canada!!!

    • Mas

      ..A Little Emo but I get where you're coming from.

      IN RESPONSE TO THE ARTICLE.

      I ALSO agree that what Jed York is doing (as the President of the team) to be involved is a good sign. Whether or not Michael Crabtree will sign in the next couple of days or not – who cares.

      1.) IF he signs, Great! It's an additional talent that can replace aging vets that won't be around much longer.

      2.) IF he DOESN'T sign, Great! We save money towards next years salary cap.

      a.) He won't be able to participate in any type of evaluations until AFTER draft day.

      b.) If he slips past the first round, we'd either get him mid-late 2nd round for less money… (LOL)

      c.) If he slips past or between our first two pics in the 1st or 2nd round, Al Davis can draft him, pay him less and sit him behind DHB (The guy who actually got the $$$ crabtree wanted – cause that's the closest he's gonna get to it…)

      Either way, any of these situations can only benefit the organization. Stop crying… Try apathy – it shows "patience" but also says, "I like to party".

    • Mas

      ..A Little Emo but I get where you’re coming from.

      IN RESPONSE TO THE ARTICLE.

      I ALSO agree that what Jed York is doing (as the President of the team) to be involved is a good sign. Whether or not Michael Crabtree will sign in the next couple of days or not – who cares.

      1.) IF he signs, Great! It’s an additional talent that can replace aging vets that won’t be around much longer.

      2.) IF he DOESN’T sign, Great! We save money towards next years salary cap.

  • seekret_sauce

    I’ll probably get bashed for this but I don’t care; Since Greedee is being an unsigned Diva would you guys take TO for a 1 year contract? Kinda late and he’s already with the worst 4th quarter team ever lol. Just a thought.

    • Eleven11

      At this point, yes I would take TO back instead of signing Crabtree. Barely.

  • GoBears1974

    Ray Ratto (SF Chronicle) had a good point, (Evelyn) Crabtree’s response to this meeting request will be telling. If he/they refuse, it’s likely about location. If they agree, it’s about money. Cannot wait for their response, shocked they haven’t repsonded yet. Then again, given the way things have been going, I am not.

    The only reason I want him to sign is so we can focus elsewhere next year in the early rounds of the draft!

  • 9erbro

    I think that Crabtree should play for $16 million regardless, as do most 49er fans. However, I am very curious to see what kind of numbers he would have to post each year to trigger the escalators that push the contract to $20 million.

    Let’s say the are unrealistic and require 100 catches a year. Few recievers catch 100 a year regardless, and in our offence that is virtually impossible. I think we could lower the escalators to 80 catches and both sides could be happy. We could stagger the numbers so he must improve on the total each year. 50 cathces this year is pretty realistic, maybe 60-80 year after and so on. The extras one million dollars a year is nothing to the club and has little salary cap implications.

    If we put realistic escalators on the contract maybe Crabtree would sign. I don’t know what kind of numbers they are this is purely speculation. I’m just suggesting that there could be other venues to just refusing to up the guaranteed money. If Crabtree truely believes he’s top 5 material he could put those kind of numbers up either way. This keeps with the slotting system and could be worth $20 million easily if Crabtree is the guy we thought we drafted. Regardless of if you think Crabtree is worth $16-20 million a reciever catching 70-80 balls is something we haven’t seen in a while.

    The only problem is disrupting team chemistry, but, I think Sing could handle that no problem.

  • 9erbro

    The last time any 49er caught over 65 balls was 2004 and that was Eric Johnson (82) the last time a reciever caught over 65 was 2003 TO caught 80. We even had a year with 48 lead team in that span.