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Work Ethic a Theme Behind 53-Man Roster

Posted by Scott Kegley on September 5, 2009 – 3:03 PM

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On Saturday, head coach Mike Singletary held a conference call with the media to discuss the decision behind releasing 20 players to get down to the mandatory 53-man roster.

The 49ers will keep only two tight ends in Vernon Davis and Delanie Walker, but Singletary said the possibility remained open that the team could still add a blocking tight end.

After a good preseason, the 49ers released running back Kory Sheets.  On the decision, Singletary simply said, “We wanted to have the 53 guys that give us the best opportunity to win.”

Linebacker Diyral Briggs was the only undrafted free agent from this year’s draft class to win a roster spot.

“He’s young, he has talent and going foward we wanted to see it develop,” Singletary said of Briggs.

Micheal Spurlock also impressed during the preseason and his ability on special teams and at wide receiver make him a valuable addition to the roster.

“Spurlock has just continued to show up,” Singletary said.  “He’s a versatile guy and he can help you in the special teams area.  It was a good opportunity and a good fit.”

The 49ers also kept its two seventh-round draft picks out of LSU, DE Ricky Jean Francois and S Curtis Taylor.

“[Jean-Francois] is a big guy who is talented,” Singletary said. “He studies and the maturity he has is important to him.  When you look at [Taylor], with his size alone, you’re hoping he can play.  He has nice range and good speed.  He’s become more physical since he’s been here.”

The overarching theme behind the roster decisions for Singletary and his coaching staff was work ethic.

“You want guys on the team that have a common denominator – that football is important to them and they have a great work ethic,” Singletary said.  “As a coach, I was pleasantly surprised that all of these guys had a great work ethic.  Certain guys just stepped up in certain areas and did things that made you look twice.  Whether it be Spurlock, Jean Francois or Curtis [Taylor], I just think they did a good job.  As we sat down as a staff, their names just kept coming up.”

Going forward, Singletary said, “We’ll keep one eye on the roster and we’re thankful that the season is about to start.”


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71 Responses to “Work Ethic a Theme Behind 53-Man Roster”

  1. By joe gonz on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    I’m a little confused did the niners already put Crabtree on their active list or have they signed him and haven’t announced it, what the heck is going on with getting him signed and at practice.

  2. By Fabio Young on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    Singletary is managing to give the Faithful a hot-blooded, winning team this season. Let us all get ready for the return of traditional comeback days.

  3. By G on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    Crabtree is on the roster, but not signed.
    If he signs, the roster stays the same. If he doesn’t, the 49ers have an open roster spot.

  4. By BIll on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    Crabtree has not been signed. He does not count until he is actually signed the dotted line then 49ers would have to release another player to add him to the 53 man roster.

  5. By james savedra on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    good job mike just one more thing micheal crabtree you need to help get this thing signed i just want him on the team thats all

  6. By Derick Alexander on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    I’m a little confused about that as well. If Crabtree goes the entire year without signing, and re-enters the draft, do the 49ers get some form of compensation from the league?

  7. By Tired of Losing on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    Why would we not try and keep Cory Sheets? It seems to me that if we don’t have Crabtree that the more weapons we could provide for our under achieving quarterbacks the better! On the quarterback issue I would love to see us give up the 3rd rounder the Vikings want for T. Jackson, Garcia would even be an upgrade from our lousy quarterback situation, the Eagles might even be willing to give up on a veteran like Feeley, whom I deem better then both our guys.
    Pick up a QB then go after Marvin Harrison, this way we won’t be so one dimensional with our running game, look what San Diego did stopping the run against us.
    Picture this T.Jackson or Garcia throwing to two guys that no how to run routes like Harrison and Bruce. Then you have V.Davis and that loaded back field now that’s weapons!!!!

  8. By Tired of Losing on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    As if that wasn’t enough on my last post.
    Here are a few more thoughts…….
    Cry baby trees offer needs to be taken off the table! Let this be a lesson to all unproven pre madonna rookies that there should be a rookie cap!( NFL are you listening) ???
    Then use the money to build on our needs!
    Brandon Marshall deserves his money he proven with a good QB he is an NFL producer! Go get him NINERS, but not without spending some of crap trees money on a veteran QB! Love to see Marshall or Harrison in a FORTY NINERS UNIFORM!!!

  9. By Tired of Losing on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    One more thought did I mention that the two veteran receivers could mentor young Josh Morgen!

  10. By Vik on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    Coach has the guys playing smart and hard. When Crabtree gets some sense he’ll get an oppurtunity and the least productive player on the original 53 will get cut loose. Go Niners!

  11. By THE-49ERS-MAN on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    Come on get rid of Michael Robinson and sign kory sheets.Really are we trying to win or what

  12. By THE-49ERS-MAN on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    We need to get Crabtree in now and stop playing around,We are not solid at the WR spot and we can let spurlock go.not a need just a wasted spot and briggs come on frisco

  13. By THE-49ERS-MAN on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    Nate Davis looks to be are QB of the future let alex smith go he will never be good

  14. By blaze on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    we dont need crabtree we should trade him,to get another 1st RD pick or a young great pass rusher.plus vernon will make plays this year.

  15. By THE-49ERS-MAN on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    we needed kory sheets at RB and let michael robinson go come on 49ers briggs 4 real

  16. By THE-49ERS-MAN on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    I am not liking the 3 players we kept to feel the 53 man roster come on mike your choosing like nolan. i said i before and i will say it again we need to sign kory sheets the kid can really fly and play football

  17. By THE-49ERS-MAN on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    look i love rossum but why sign spurlock to and cut sheets he is a better player

  18. By THE-49ERS-MAN on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    are we really going to sign crabtree or is he going to be a wasted of a draft pick. we don’t need this now i hope not

  19. By bruce on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    fu’k crabtree I don’t want him. Trade his rights between march 1st and the draft and get more picks. This team still has a whole lot of holes and we need all the picks we can get. The Niners are no where near ready to compete with the rest of the best teams in the league.

  20. By jpache on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    why would they release kory sheets??????????
    we messed up remember the name he will be picked up by another team and he will be great… hes responsible for 3 of our touchdown and we release him?

    i realize robinson had more avg yards but thats only because sheets runs were cut short by those touchdowns!!!!
    had he not made the touchdowns those runs would of been longer.
    this is the greatest upset this season.

  21. By jpache on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    we could have at least traded sheets for a awesome corner or someone on the o line g’s im upset!

  22. By jpache on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    but i still love the 49ers that wont change

  23. By THE-49ERS-MAN on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    all this hold out for nothing the 49ers know there going to sign crabtree so stop all this and get the kid in here i say pay him

  24. By Paddy on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    Wow, I really thought we were going to keep Sheets, he runs better than Robinson and really is a nice change up to the power style of Gore and Coffee.

  25. By Blake on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    I can’t, for the life of me, understand the logic behind releasing Sheets. It’s the same thing they’ve been doing to Thomas Clayton for years. There was no possible way that either of those men could have had better preseasons and yet they get cut…they were doomed from the start. A losing record, a terribly located stadium…I can put up with these things and still be proud to say I’m a Niners fan…but what’s been done to Sheets and Clayton embarrasses me.

  26. By Adam on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    I thought sheets was a dynamic running back in the action he saw and worth keeping around. That is the only cut i appose.

  27. By victor on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    i just want to get back to the playoffs, as for crabtree i’m just bummed that we didn’t get a player at # 10 that could help us win this year like a DE or OL ( OT specifically) or if there was like a sick ass db or safety in the draft. but at least we got two first rounders next year as of now. 49ers for life

  28. By Eddie on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    He might have an attitude problem, but Crabtree would deffinatly be filling in one of the holes you are speaking of. He is to talented to be thinking of trading his rights, which is why the Niners didn’t do it before the deadline. We will end up paying him what he wants, then when he suits up for his first game and starts posting Rice type numbers…the whole bay area will start forgetting about his hold out.

  29. By frickr1 on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    I agree,we don’t need a greedy ‘ I’m your number one pick’ kinda of guy that could be Mr. injury prone like he was in collage….. WE have a good nucleus of ball snaggers already in camp and up to speed on the O book of plays……I really wish ‘Sing’ could of kept Sheets on the active, he is a great back……does anyone know how the selections work for the practice squad ?

  30. By Jonathan on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    I’m effin pumped to see Nate Davis steering the ship in the future… I’m not saying I want him to step in this year. (Matt Ryan styles) BUT he will be the next great RED&GOLD QB. No disrespect to Shawn & Alex. I’m looking forward to you dudes NOT LOSING GAMES this year and making sure the rock gets in Gore’s hands… & when Frank needs a breather how about getting a pounding of strong Coffee right in the face BAMB! Let’s make a run for the playoffs! It all starts with the Cards! Go get em #52
    GO 9ERS!

  31. By joe gonz on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    Very informative all of you thanks. But now lets be realistic, we keep hearing on how improved the receiving corps is but throughout the preseason no one really stood out or made spectacular plays after all not Shaun nor Alex were able to complete many passes to an actual wr. I know the niners coaching staff claims they’ve been going “vanilla” but shouldn’t a completed fade route be considered vanilla. I just hope that the improvements the wr. group has made doesn’t stay at traing camp and at the practice fields otherwise Frank Gore and probably what should be a top five D is in for another long year.

  32. By Utah on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    The niners are more athletic and talented overall then they have been in years. Strong special teams and defense are the most important things for a football team. Sheets will get signed to the practice squad and will be an upgrade over Clayton. This will be a good year, and if we have a great running attack…playoffs for sure. If the offense struggles, we will be a 7-9 or 8-8 team that just misses the playoffs. It is clear that this won’t be a team that people look past and we won’t be popular to play against either…bring on the physicality!

  33. By ram on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    i think we should have kept sheets he was really impressive in the pre-season and added depth to a the rb spot imagin gore coffee and sheets that doesnt sound bad i say release huard and sign sheets huard isnt the type of veteran we need anyway and i was a huge fan of crabtree when he was in college and i was really excited to c my fav team draft my fav player but now i c that hes a no good cry baby trade him and sign ziegler he did good last year and he doesnt complain or cry about money

  34. By dudesonismyhero on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    they should just let craptree go. go better luck next year chump. and they should have kept kory sheets

  35. By dudesonismyhero on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    the 49ers have to let any players they release go through waivers and if nobody picks them up then they can put them on the practice squad. i hope they keep kory sheets, bear pascoe, dominique ziegler joe jon finley eric green and brit miller. dont really care about the last 2 spots

  36. By Daniel on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    Diyrial Briggs is a waste of a roster spot. All that loser did was jump offsides every time the Niners made a big play. I would have dumped him LAST WEEK!

  37. By Daniel on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    Khalif Mitchell, Kory Sheets and Alex Boone are the only undrafted FA’s we should have kept. Like usual these guys will go to other teams and make an impact while Briggs and Spurlock sit on the inactive list…

  38. By THE-49ERS-MAN on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    wait the best 53 man and we sign 2 kickreturner and not a fast kid like sheets.we are not moving forward we need to let michael robinson go and sign that kid and leet spurlock go

  39. By THE-49ERS-MAN on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    really do anyone think that the wr we have can help as win the games we need to win i say hell no look at preseason hil and smith did not look good

  40. By the truth on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    im a niners fan for life no matter what their record is good or bad and m. crabtree f him he is going to be another t. owens just watch go NINERS GO

  41. By wwb on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    I say sign craptree at the nov deadline not before, then put him in the pup list and trade him in march 2010 to the worst team we can find. By the way, I also believe Cowgirls has been tampering using Dion as a go-between.

  42. By KIMBLE POWELL on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    What happen to the days when guys played for the love of the game. I think micheal should stop given the organization as well as the fans grief and do the right thing.Don’t let money be the reason for you not having a blessed career in the nfl. I hope you become part of the forthy niners family soon….and to the forthy niners organization, players, and coah singletary be blessed and have a great season

  43. By Donny P on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    What we lack we will have to make up with turnovers and special teams. Our D is poised to do that. I got alot of faith in Rossum, Spurlock, Nedney,Jennings, and all the rest in the special teamers to make up the difference. Like Mike said we initiate the PUNCH and set the pace…On our way to restoring the EMPIRE!!!

  44. By chino on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    they should of kept sheets he was a good back. I went to saturdays game he tried his best but he did great in the other three pre season game he should be in the roster instead of crabtree. crabtree is a little cry baby

  45. By chino on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    my bad fridays game

  46. By Kman on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    Well i understand that some of you want Crabtree signed and it makes sense because he was a highly touted wide out who won the Biletnikoff award twice and was the only person to ever do that, plus he did it as a freshamn and sophomore. Other…only ONE time winners include Moss and Fitzgerald…theyre both prety good right? so like most ppl i was stoked when they drafted him too…but it has just gone too far now! Hes already losing development time and who knows if he even has the slightest idea what the playbook is like by now. He is also losing time to be a better teamate and get the chemistry a good team needs. Worst of all he is already losing a huge part of our ninersfaithful fanbase and if you look at comments around the league sooooo many niner fans are already bashing him left and right…so thats a terrible way to enter the league. So at this point the niners should just let him sit out the year and be done with him altogether and just save the cap money for next season which we will need when we already have 2 more first round picks(thanks to the trade with Carolina in the second round last draft.) so just cut the losses let cashtree sit out and make nothing compared to what he would have made with the deal he has already been offered by is…if he even gets drafted again with his terrible reputation.(he probably will though just not close to number ten, and go ask Mike Williams the wide out from USC who sat the season out how it worked for him!) so i hope i convinced some of you out there with hopes remaining that crab will come in and be the bay’s savior, that he is not worth signing anymore! He has great talent and could have been a great wide out…maybe still will, but in this league everyone has talent and its those with the work ethic and desire to play football and love for the game that really turn out to be great players. So let him sit…if he really loved the game and wanted to play he would already be out there trying to impress everyone for his NEXT contract once hes actually proven!!! O and as far as not keeping Kory Sheets…i dont want to question the coaching staff because im sure they have theyre reasons, but he is sooo much better of a back than michael robinson…and since the front office does this for a living…they of all ppl should know that Sheets on our practice squad is not the same as Sheets on our team and because of that, any other NFL team can pick him up right from under our noses and let him run rampant for another team. Just not a smart move for someone who is going to be a great back in the future! Coach Sing…rethink the roster decision and give Sheets antother chance before some other team swoops him up, there are a few players who are more expendable than Sheets.

  47. By KIMBLE POWELL on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    I know coach singletary will make this a winning team again. You can see a change of attitude in this team. If they come out and play hard every down and trust in coach there is no reason they can’t be great.

  48. By THE-49ERS-MAN on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    look this goes out to all 49ers fan i am a die hard fan and i think we or not winning more than 7 game it not looking good so far with crabtree holdout and sheets being cut and with players we think have it and we lost 4 to many years its time to get back to the glory days

  49. By THE-49ERS-MAN on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    look i just want to make the playoffs please mike. dont be nolan and do us in. because us as 49ers fans need something to talk about

  50. By THE-49ERS-MAN on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    cut michael robinson and the 3 rb on the roster can be gore coffee and sheets,come on what have michael robinson done for us nothing thats right look at the truth 49ers fans

  51. By THE-49ERS-MAN on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    singletary is not doing the job by not putting sheets on the roster.forget the practice squad other teams can pick him up and than he will run all over us.than singletary will look like mike nolan and we all know that can not be good for 49ers team and fans

  52. By KIMBLE POWELL on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    I see us making the playoffs this year and i have a good feeling about coach singletary and this year team. I live in mississippi and i am a die hard forthy niners fan. This is our year to return to greatness……go niners

  53. By niner4life on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    Kory sheets is a good back, Not a great back. He’s good against 3rd and 4th string ds. Put michael robinson in that position and he would do just as good if not better. Neither one is cut out to be a started. Give sheets some time to develope and he will make a good back up. Michael robinson helps run the taser offense so I’m sure that’s why he made the roster over sheets. Besides that neither one of them would see a carry during a regular season game unless gore or coffee went down due to injury. So is it really that big of a deal that the guy didn’t make the team? O yea, fukk crabtree… we need to go out and sign garcia asap, Get him some snaps with the starting O and have him start week 1. Shaun hill isn’t cuttin it.

  54. By THE-49ERS-MAN on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    kimble are you real have you seen the teams we play this year come on dawg im a dieing fan and know playoff isnt a option with the mike nolan stuff happening in frisco and i live in the bay man so come on look at the roster and the cuts and come on no playoffs this year

  55. By Gabriel on Sep 6, 2009 | Reply

    The reason why we kept robinson over sheets is because Jimmy Raye is planning on running a “wildcat” type of offense he calls the “Taser”. Robinson is a good player that can run, block, and pass which is necessary for running that offense. Diyral Briggs seems to be a good backup OLB along with Marques Harris which they both were putting pressure on the QB and making tackles. I really liked the way they showed that Justin Smith type of rushing.
    Crabtree wants his money and wants to be taken care of financially. If the niners decide to sign crabtree, which i have a feeling will be a good move, then he has to put that extra effort to make big plays and more importantly earn the respect of his team. I would love for the NFL to impose a rookie salary cap but until that happens then teams will have to pay and take a risk on that certain player. Scott McKillop will be like another Gary Plummer for us. Tough but good decisions by Sing. and his staff. Hopfully this team can put us back on the map and be a feared team in the NFC.
    2 all niner fans: The winner of the first game at Arizona will give us an idea of who will be the NFC West Champ. GO Niners.

  56. By NorCal Sean on Sep 7, 2009 | Reply

    You have to believe in the playoffs this year. As long as the defense stays healthy and Sean Hill can manage the game properly the niners will win the division. We all know the cardinals are a joke!!! It is a good thing our division is weak. This is an easy division to win. Don’t believe everything that is said on espn. The latest bs I have heard on tv about the nfc west is for everyone to watch out for the Seahawks!! Come on, the niners can do it this year, only believe!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. By Gore4More2009 on Sep 7, 2009 | Reply

    Response to Tired of Losing

    With your suggestions on going after Garcia and Harrison. Wow, are you serious? Your name next year would be EXHAUSTED from losing. Yes, Garcia is a gamer and can gut out a win here or there. Harrison, we can’t afford him and afford to be stuck with his cap ramification for maybe, I stress MAYBE, one solid season. Last season, Marvin the Great was so coverable and rarelt required double teaming as he had in the past, a definite sign his skills have diminished. The knee injury that held him out for the entire 2007 season really affected his explosive playmaking abilities and I hope he retires with dignity.
    The niners need to go young, build upon the future with Coach Singletary, and continue moving forward not backwards.
    I like Shaun Hill’s command of the offense, I wish Alex Smith had more of it which would have made him a starter to go with his physical attributes. Nate Davis can be a solid Qb, our leader to a championship, give him 3 seasons to develop. I believe Shaun Hill can manage this offense to win the NFC West and maybe luck out on Tebow late in the 1st or early 2nd round in 2010. He might be a spread offense type Qb, but we have the WR’s for it. Gore can catch real well out the backfield and the improved huge Vern might benefit from someone who helped P.Harvin become a first round pick.
    Niners, go young, stay young, and let Singletary lead. As for Crabtree, wake up son, you haven’t done anything yet to command those millions. Rookie Cap in 2010!

  58. By KIMBLE POWELL on Sep 7, 2009 | Reply

    Yea man if we can take care of home win a few division games and a few on the road i think we can. This wii be shawn hill first year starting the season instead of coming in when the season is already lost. So given him a full season with the offense and the leader ship of coach singletary yes i do. He has this team believing once again…….so yea dawg i can see us making the playoffs

  59. By kyle on Sep 7, 2009 | Reply

    Actually this year, judging by the roster we have, we will be making the playoffs, we have great work ethic, motivation, and now with Singletary makinging his first year coaching, defense will be in the top 5 if not number 1. But there are a few things i would love to do with the roster. Say halfway through the season if hills not working out for us, dont put smith in, put davis in he has been the better player, or if anything sign Brohm that the Packers released. Brohm hasnt had the chance to start or get any playing time. Then I want to get a three headed monster going, Gore Robinson and Coffee? thats something to watchout for. WR’s are good, CRABTREE BETTER SIGN SOON YOUR A ROOKIE YOU HAVENT PROVED ANYTHING STOP HOLDING OUT GET WHAT YOUR OFFERED. Right now I think we need to look in free agency for a DE to pass sapoga or trade future draft picks for a DE. Sapoga isnt a starter, hes good but not a starter. Now we got LB’s, i think we should place McKillop next to Willis, he is such a good player did great in preseason. but everything else i really like. Good job putting together this team Singletary,
    Go 49ers
    Kyle

  60. By Nugget on Sep 7, 2009 | Reply

    Tired of losing: you have the right idea (great minds think alike) go after T. Jackson, Garcia or Feeley for QB,cut A.Smith and if still available and salary demands are in reason M.Harrison for WR.

  61. By KIMBLE POWELL on Sep 7, 2009 | Reply

    I agree this team needs to come out and establish itself early in the season. We have alot of talent on this team its a matter of getting the defense and offense on one page but with the leadership of coach singletary i think all the right moves on both sides of the ball will be made to do that…….have faith my forhy niners fans that this is our year to win the NFC WEST and get back to greatness. Now we have a extra back in coffee to come in for gore and coach has this defense flying to the ball. As for crabtree i know this deal will get done before the season opener

  62. By 49ersbaby on Sep 7, 2009 | Reply

    i cant belived that we didnt keep kore sheets dats 1 person only person i didnt want c go he was a great player

  63. By Matty on Sep 8, 2009 | Reply

    f crabtee.

  64. By mark on Sep 8, 2009 | Reply

    I have Vernon Davis on my fantasy team as a backup to Dustin Keller is he going to break out this year or can I drop him for a sleeper RB?

  65. By KIMBLE POWELL on Sep 8, 2009 | Reply

    Crabtree will sign guys i know its just a matter of both sides coming to a mutual agreement that is going to take care of the player as well as the organization and team in the near future…….this deal will get done

  66. By KIMBLE POWELL on Sep 8, 2009 | Reply

    I think he is going to have a break out season

  67. By GCvanderL on Sep 8, 2009 | Reply

    Personally, I think they should have kept Kory Sheets. He looked really good during the preseason– quick, shifty, explosive, and showed some power as well. He would have been a good change-of-pace back. I was hoping to see Gore, Coffee, and Sheets as our RBs. As for Crabtree, if he sits out, so be it. I don’t care how good he was in college…he is unproven in the NFL. I won’t even compare him to T.O. Remember, Owens was a 3rd round pick and virtually unknown coming out of college. No one knew him until he proved he can play, and only when he became known did he start to be problematic. At least T.O. proved himself first before he became a premadonna. Crabtree has not practiced, played, and gelled with the team, especially the QBs. Unless he’s an NFL prodigy and can play like a pro from the get go, I don’t know how effective he will be if he plays now. Morgan is showing signs of greatness and he will need to step up, and Battle is still a good clutch receiver. Plus we got a couple of explosive TEs in Davis and Walker. As for the QB situation, they need to suck up their pride and let go of Smith. I like Nate Davis a lot. He looks sharp, and I believe he is the future. Hopefully, Hill can manage to get us through this season on the win side.

  68. By FaithfulManSince'88 on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    T. Jackson is will always be a backup or third string, so please dont mention him! Garcia’s career is over if he managed to get cut by the sorry raiders! I’d rather we sign Bruce at age 45 than to sign Harrison who will not do anything but milk the Niners for about $8 Million a year. As for crabtree, I don’t care what he does, we have a good group of WR’s that want to play and earn their positions. We were 2 TD’s away from being the NFC West champs, so it’s a win the west or nothing for us this year.
    Our Expectations from the 49ers this year are:
    -Win the West
    -Get Frank Gore to break Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record of 2,105 yards. (Jimmy Raye was Eric’s OC that year. FYI)
    -Please don’t let QB’s set up shop in their pocket with enough time to pick their receiver of choice like a hot $4.50 stadium dog to throw to.
    -Either throw Vernon Davis a quick 5 yard pass and let him go or put him as a backup to Gore and release the fury like the Giants do with Brandon Jacobs.
    Make us proud!!!!!!

  69. By KIMBLE POWELL on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    Yea the season is about to start and i thought micheal would have came to a agreement with the team. I wanted this deal done before the season started and from the way its looking thats not going to happen. So this sunday i will be pulling for the guys to go into arizona and get a win. To coach and the rest of the forthy niners players i know we can beat this team……..new season with a coach that has us believing once again in wining go NINERS

  70. By steve-o on Sep 12, 2009 | Reply

    I have to agree with tired of losing, I would go after J. Garcia for an insurance policy, and harrison for one year contracts. Mr Crabtree ahh let this kid go and find his dream money elsewhere. This is not the last best reciever that will come out of college. I was really wanting this kid, but now mmm… not. c’mon greedtree your 10th overall selection, no combine, no team wanted you, till the niners picked, mistake. bruce, morgan, hill, and the rest of core divide the money up and give it to those guys. who are actually working day in day out, “from the begining.”

  71. By steve-o on Sep 12, 2009 | Reply

    Kory sheets, you talk about a guy that walked on the team and put numbers up, physical with a “F” now thats the kind of work ethic we need.
    Hey Crabtree take a look and learn from this guy, hubble, hard working, and lets his work speak for himself. This kid is the Diamond in the Ruff. Good luck K. sheets wherever you go, I hope its with the Niners. just bad timing. stick around the bay area, singletary will be calling your number once the mid season comes around. Go sheeeeeeeets!!!!!!!!!!

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