Why The Oakland Raiders Whiffed On Michael Crabtree

May 21, 2009 Full story: Bleacher Report 7

With the production the Raiders got last year from their starting wide receivers, everyone had a hunch this was the need they would address early in this year's draft... by Jonah Lathbury 7 116 reads Opinion With the production the Raiders got last year from their starting wide receivers, everyone had a hunch this was the need they would address ...

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RaiderFaith

Fuquay Varina, NC

#1 May 21, 2009
WRONG!!!!! The more I am learning the more I see the Raiders did NOT whiff on Crabtree. Heyward-Bey is a team guy...not selfish will do what he needs to do to help the team....Crabtree is an ego that will get disgrutled if he isn't getting enough action...Like Moss just not as gifted as Moss and will remain that way until he proves otherwise. So I totally disagree....and truth be told give it to year 4 before you start judging who whiffed and who made the right moves...but if you base it purely on what we know now...Raiders made the right decision...we have had our share of egomanica...thats the last thing Raider Nation needed.
RaiderFaith

Fuquay Varina, NC

#2 May 21, 2009
Plus with Heyward Bey's speed all he needs is one or two key catches a game and he will either keep us ahead or put us back in the game...thats what we need...a game changer.

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Since: May 07

Some West Texas County

#3 May 22, 2009
RaiderFaith wrote:
WRONG!!!!! The more I am learning the more I see the Raiders did NOT whiff on Crabtree. Heyward-Bey is a team guy...not selfish will do what he needs to do to help the team....Crabtree is an ego that will get disgrutled if he isn't getting enough action...Like Moss just not as gifted as Moss and will remain that way until he proves otherwise. So I totally disagree....and truth be told give it to year 4 before you start judging who whiffed and who made the right moves...but if you base it purely on what we know now...Raiders made the right decision...we have had our share of egomanica...thats the last thing Raider Nation needed.
100% RIGHT.
I first heard it from Bill Walsh and then from Tom Cable...When you scout out a player that you want and strongly believe he will help your team, you get him whenever you can.

I have never heard a coach describe and explain a "bizzare" draft pick as well as Cable did after drafting Heyward-Bey and Mike Mitchell for that matter. He gave every reason why he wanted both players and I agreed with him 100%.
Achmed

Atlanta, GA

#4 May 23, 2009
SILENCE!!!...I keel you!!!!!!

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Achmed

Mesquite, TX

#5 May 23, 2009
Achmed wrote:
SILENCE!!!...I keel you!!!!!!
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Achmed

Fremont, CA

#6 May 24, 2009
SILENCE!!!...I keel you!!!!!!

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Achmed

Mesquite, TX

#7 May 24, 2009
Achmed wrote:
SILENCE!!!...I keel you!!!!!!
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SILENCE!!!...I keel you!!!!!!!!!

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