Matt Maiocco's Instant 49ers
I kid you not, reports are WR Michael Crabtree will start for the 'Niners this weekend.
I still don't think he does much this season.
The guy sits around *****ing about money during every practice and OTA, and he comes in and starts almost immediately after signing a month or so into the season. I'd be pissed if I were Josh Morgan, but he seems to be taking it all in stride...
Furthermore, Morgan remained at the 49ers' practice facility over the bye week to personally help Crabtree learn the position - and, in essence, take his job. Crabtree was the No. 10 overall pick but finally signed a six-year contract with the 49ers on Oct. 7.
"I'm helping him learn my position and take my position," said Morgan, who ranks second on the 49ers behind Vernon Davis in receiving. Morgan has 13 catches for 202 yards and one touchdown. "It is what it is. If he can help us win, I'm all right with that.
"They gave him my spot. So if he's going to be in there, I might as well help him out so I can make sure he gets it right."
"He’s so polite and talks so softly that he could tell Goodell to kiss his ass, and Goodell would smile and say thank you." ~James Harrison on Troy Polamalu
It seems out of place because of what happened with Crabtree but if i'm expected to feel bad for Josh Morgan then I guess im just a heartless jerk. 6 Weeks into the season and the teams leading receiver is a TE most people consider to be a major disapointment if not a bust, and the teams 2nd leading receiver is Josh Morgan who only has 13 catches on the year so far.
When your unit is performing that poorly, NOBODIES job should be safe.
The Argumentative A-hole Formerly Known As:Mc5forPrez, O'Doyle, EaglePhil
Talk about class shown by Morgan though. Humility is not a trait seen in many Wide Receivers these days.
wise...like a miniature Buddha...covered in hair.
The idea that a second year player who has started a handful of games is going to "teach" Crabtree anything is laughable when you think about it.
I don't either considering regardless of performance, he almost assuredly knows the offense better than Crabtree would at this point having give or take 7-9 months of practice in it versus two weeks.
Its one of those "I have five minutes, tell me everything you know" situations.
Add to all that you have Isaac Bruce on the team, who probably actually has a wealth of knowledge and experience that Crabtree could use.