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Niner great takes a shot at Crabtree

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08:08 AM ET 03.07 | Jerry Rice took the occasion of a press conference promoting next month's TPC Stonebrae Championship ... to talk football. [Q:] Are you watching on TV to see how [Michael Crabtree] runs his routes? "That was something I was always looking for, and I just did not see separation. A lot of times, as route runners, you're always going to see that separation when a quarterback has no hesitation (and) he knows where he wants to go with the ball. That's something I didn't see from the 49ers. Maybe that's part of the game he needs to work on, getting that separation. ... I felt I had to be at a certain weight to get my quickness. I don't know exactly what he weighs. He could lose maybe 10 or 15 pounds and be more explosive."

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March 7, 2012  08:12 AM ET

Jerry Rice certainly knows what he is talking about, I really don't see this as "taking a shot"

March 7, 2012  08:13 AM ET

Crabtree's response: do these pads make me look fat?

March 7, 2012  08:19 AM ET

When some people talk you take notice. This is one of those times.

March 7, 2012  08:20 AM ET

I think Jerry wants a roster spot!

March 7, 2012  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Jerry Rice certainly knows what he is talking about, I really don't see this as "taking a shot"

Sportswriters sometimes don't know how to deal with intelligent comments that don't trash and bash players, coaches, fans or teams. I'd view this as "constructive criticism," and Crabtree would be wise to listen to advice from perhaps the greatest WR of all time.

March 7, 2012  08:23 AM ET

That's not a shot... It's observation.

March 7, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Crabtree will never make it on Dancing With The Stars until he trims a few pounds. Those outfits they were are totally unforgiving.

March 7, 2012  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Sportswriters sometimes don't know how to deal with intelligent comments that don't trash and bash players, coaches, fans or teams. I'd view this as "constructive criticism," and Crabtree would be wise to listen to advice from perhaps the greatest WR of all time.

Because they are more interested in reporting on the next great, stupid tweet.

March 7, 2012  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Crabtree will never make it on Dancing With The Stars until he trims a few pounds. Those outfits they were are totally unforgiving.

*wear. Frickin' decaf.

March 7, 2012  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

*wear. Frickin' decaf.

Keep it real.

March 7, 2012  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

*wear. Frickin' decaf.

Love the comments: 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,7,9
Forget the decaf- move to my half of the world and you're drinking beer right now, dude.

March 7, 2012  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Keep it real.

Office coffee pool. The idiot that bought this can is clearly from the shallow end.

March 7, 2012  08:46 AM ET

OK, I read the whole interview. Good stuff, but what I thought was revealing was he thinks they should go after Peyton Manning.
That should be the story.

March 7, 2012  08:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

...move to my half of the world and you're drinking beer right now, dude.

Yeah, I love the East Coast, too.

March 7, 2012  08:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Sportswriters sometimes don't know how to deal with intelligent comments that don't trash and bash players, coaches, fans or teams. I'd view this as "constructive criticism," and Crabtree would be wise to listen to advice from perhaps the greatest WR of all time.

(I tend to agree with General Sherman's opinion of journalists)

March 7, 2012  08:53 AM ET

It's hurtful comments like this that send wide receivers straight to the toilet to purge and develop an eating disorder. Very sad.

March 7, 2012  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

OK, I read the whole interview. Good stuff, but what I thought was revealing was he thinks they should go after Peyton Manning. That should be the story.

(read response #5)

March 7, 2012  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

OK, I read the whole interview. Good stuff, but what I thought was revealing was he thinks they should go after Peyton Manning.That should be the story.

Tomorrow, maybe. They're at their quota of 2 Peyton Manning threads already today.

March 7, 2012  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

It's hurtful comments like this that send wide receivers straight to the toilet to purge and develop an eating disorder. Very sad.

true - it is part of the diva thing

 
March 7, 2012  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Tomorrow, maybe. They're at their quota of 2 Peyton Manning threads already today.

Nonsense, we still need a fifth thread. Let's go for the hat trick.

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