Michael Crabtree’s attitude

Here is a link to my Friday column about Michael Crabtree. The full column runs below: Michael Crabtree has a bad attitude. Not to say he’s a bad guy. He may be a fine gentleman. Hard to tell because he stays away from the media, seems shy. But he has [...]

By | November 13th, 2014|15 Comments

Richard Sherman apologizes

By now, Richard Sherman has apologized multiple times for shooting off his mouth after the NFC title game. He said you don't make yourself big by making the other guy small. He said he spoke in passion. All that stuff. As far as I can tell -- correct me if [...]

By | January 28th, 2014|16 Comments

On the excellence of Michael Crabtree

Here is a link to my Sunday column about Michael Crabtree. The full column appears below: He could change everything for the 49ers. Who is “he”? Michael Crabtree, of course. Crabtree will play today against the St. Louis Rams. Crabtree tore his Achilles’ tendon in May and has been a [...]

By | November 30th, 2013|21 Comments

The meaning of Michael Crabtree’s injury

Here is the opening of my Thursday column about the serious injured sustained by 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree: Tuesday was quite a day for the San Francisco 49ers, all things considered. They received the good, approaching glorious, news that they will host the 2016 Super Bowl in their new stadium. [...]

By | May 22nd, 2013|24 Comments

Michael Crabtree no diva

Here is the opening of a column I wrote on Michael Crabtree: SANTA CLARA — The 49ers’ offense is all about wide receiver Michael Crabtree. It used to be Frank Gore’s offense. Now, with the obvious exception of Colin Kaepernick, it is Crabtree’s offense. The Niners often start the game [...]

By | February 2nd, 2013|2 Comments

Michael Crabtree investigated for sexual assault

It is being reported by multiple sources that 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree is being investigated for sexual assault. This is a serious charge but it's only a charge not a conviction or even an arrest.  I do not know if he will play on Sunday. Although after the San [...]

By | January 18th, 2013|16 Comments

Michael Crabtree vs. Darrius Heyward-Bey

Here's a brain tickler for you. Who is a better wide receiver Michael Crabtree or Darrius Heyward-Bey? I can't believe I'm writing this, but I say Heyward-Bey -- bigger, faster, tougher, more talented, has made more progress in his career. Your thoughts?

By | August 25th, 2012|14 Comments

Michael Crabtree explained (Grant article)

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat just posted Grant's Friday article about Michael Crabtree. This may be the best Crabtree article ever composed in the wide world of journalism. Among other things, Grant asks if Crabtree is crabby, and if he's more crab or tree. Grant also chronicles Crabtree's evolution from [...]

By | January 12th, 2012|0 Comments

Michael Crabtree vs. Alex Smith

At the informal, players-only, closed-to-the-media 49ers practice today some reporters, including the PD's own and very good Eric Branch, caught up with Michael Crabtree. Although Smith has been acting as if he's the Niner quarterback, not to mention head coach and GM, Crabtree still is not sold on Smith as [...]

By | June 6th, 2011|45 Comments

What Michael Crabtree just said

I just got back from the 49ers’ locker room down here in Santa Clara. We spoke to Michael Crabtree, asked how new offensive coordinator Mike Johnson did on Sunday. This is what Crabtree said: “Mike Johnson did his thing. He did what he was supposed to do. He got everybody [...]

By | October 4th, 2010|34 Comments