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Old 10-07-2009, 04:26 PM   #11
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Default Re: Crabtree finally signed by 49ers

Originally Posted by xfl2001fan View Post
I doubt he's anywhere near ready...not only does he have to get in football shape...but he's WAAAAY behind on the playbook and the speed of the game.

There's more to it (at the NFL level) than just saying run a fly/post/curl, etc... You have to know how to alter your route based on the coverage and be on the same page as your QB when you make those subtle alterations. A slant pass against a Cover-2 is going to look different than when it's run against a Cloud defense...and even more so than against a Man coverage. Also, your slant pattern changes (subtly) based on route combinations...because if your TE is running an out...or a drag (if he's opposite side of the field) it alters angles and such as well.
oh i forget he doesn't know any of this.. b/c he is a rookie...

i guess he just played back yard football when he was at texas tech...

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