Michael Crabtree Never Wanted to Be a 49er: One Image Says It All

George DuryeaCorrespondent ISeptember 17, 2009

NEW YORK - APRIL 25:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell poses with with San Francisco 49ers #10 draft pick Michael Crabtree at Radio City Music Hall for the 2009 NFL Draft on April 25, 2009 in New York City  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

First, let me be clear, the image I am talking about is not the one on this column. To see the image, I recommend you go hereΒ and go 26 seconds into the clip.

After Michael Crabtree was informed he would play for Mike Singletary and the "Run at All Costs" offense, he has a look on his face that does not show the slightest bit of enthusiasm. In fact, he looks downright unhappy.

Scratch that. He looks as though he has been given a death sentence, yet cannot reveal it. He looks dazed, confused, and scared.

Maybe Crabtree will see it is not in his best interest to sit out a whole season (it isn't). Maybe his sit-down with Jed York will bring him together with the team.

But from the looks of things, he cares more about playing outside of San Francisco than he cares about the dollar amount.


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