8.26: Eric Davis says Crabtree wants DHB money
49ers Central analyst Eric Davis says Michael Crabtree is willing to sit out the season if he doesn't get money in the range of what #7 overall pick Darrius Heyward-Bey got in his deal with the Raiders.
Let me ask you about the young wide receiver we've not seen yet Michael Crabtree I know you're talking to people close to Michael Crabtree is agent. Eugene parker Eric what what is your latest information on this contract impasse between Crabtree is camp and the niners. Well in the latest information I received does that mean they are willing to sit out if necessary. They feel as though they're they should give more than just. Spot that they were slotted in and that's gonna be difficult to do there are certain system in place. And though niners organization are going to follow their systems it was going to be difficult for them get anything worked out. So basically what the niners have been reportedly offered a -- Mayo go blog this today. And the Santa Rosa press Democrat -- the niners have offered at sixteen million dollars guaranteed Darrius Heyward-Bey the first wide receiver chose him of the number seven overall pick to the Raiders. Got 23 and a half million guaranteed so basically we're separated by seven and a half million dollars right now -- is the way you see it. Well it that's the way I see it I believe they feel as though in that camp that they should have been the first receiver taken. That's not what happened on paper but that's the way they view it and they're looking at those numbers say that that's the ballpark that we should be it. Are Eugene Parker's agent has been around -- -- for a long long time he's done many a deal he knows about the slotting processes this. Cent and then from Michael Crabtree -- camp coming from Eugene parker the agent or from Michael Crabtree the player himself do you think all of that I don't know that I I can't tell you can give his mindset. But what I do know from a players standpoint Ed is that at some point you have to take ownership by a bit and say I'm happy with the situation I wanna play football and I'm gonna comment. Eugene parker is not the football player Eugene parker works for Michael Crabtree. The key word is works for. That's the phrase that you will have to hear so Michael Crabtree can whenever he chooses. Walked Dan and say I'm ready to sign put his name on the dotted line and start playing football. Not if he said saudis obviously gonna lose an entire year of football development is gonna lose the money that he earned -- -- -- at this ensuing year he would go back in the draft -- -- Eagles back in the draft next year -- he may not an -- taken number ten. I can't imagine this player will take it all the way to the enemy using the way these things are solved is right before the that first game at that weekend he may commit insider deal hot you in your -- -- think this is gonna get done. You know what I don't know most players I would say there's no way when I first heard about this situation I say there's no way he'd sit out. But after talking to people within his camp what -- what after getting to know a little bit more about his background. He's in a position he seems to be strong enough he seems do you have a circle around him that. Are comfortable with him sitting out. Then indicates that we could actually happen I I don't know how it's done all play out but there is a possibility of this guy actually saying I'll take my chances there reenter the draft tonight -- Lee opening -- is not to September the third to.