That said, I wouldn't run Crabtree out of town if he were a Ravens WR. My impression of him is probably colored by the nonstop whining his team did after the loss.
I wonder if this will put to rest the "non-call" complaints that the 49ers have on that last stand. So Kaep had like 2 seconds to throw and chucked it up blindy, the targetted WR couldn't see a damn thing, but yet the only reason that they couldn't complete the pass was because he was being held?
Shouldn't it have been his responsibility to tell the coach that he couldn't see and needed to come out of the game. Not his chance to have a roledex of excuses months later?
Crabtree was just on Total Access this morning.
Very complimentary of the Ravens and no whining.
This was just a passive aggressive way to complain. If he really wasn't complaining, he wouldn't have even mentioned that he felt there was more contact on the previous plays. He would have said that the refs were letting both teams get physical the entire game and the no-calls on the last drive we on par with the way they called the entire game.
Crabtree has an arrogance about him and that's what even took him so long to become a noticeable player in the league. From the moment he was drafted, you could see it in his face. You could even see it before that. Truth be told, he was actually pissed that he wasn't drafted by Oakland, because it cost him millions of dollars. He was wearing an obnoxiously bright diamond ring at the draft before he'd even signed a contract. Oakland shocked everyone and took Heyward Bey. Heyward Bey's face was like, "No!, I have to go to Oakland?" Crabtree's face was like "No!, I was supposed to be the 8th pick! That's my money!. In fact, that mentality came to a head when he held out for an absurd amount of time, trying to get San Fransisco to give him an 8th pick contract.
Crabtree didn't say one word after that fourth down play, all the while Jim Harbaugh is screaming on the sidelines like a psycho and calling for the hold. You have to admire that, as most WR's are always throwing their hands up looking for flags after every single incomplete pass.