Back in the first week of August, I wrote my piece about the Michael Crabtree holdout. I honestly didn’t expect it to still be going on nearly a month later. I spoke of the comparison between Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens, and now Michael Crabtree. I ultimately concluded that Crabtree isn’t worthy of lining up on the same hash mark as Rice. I couldn’t help but wonder, WWJS? Today, the greatest wide receiver in the history of the game spoke out, largely about Brandon Marshall’s shenanigans, but also about Crabtree ridiculous holdout, and even went on about the sad state of the wide receiver population in general.
Check out Rice’s sentiments on Fox Sports.
I’m glad Rice said something about this subject. The idea of rookie holdouts is still preposterous to me, and I often wonder where the retired greats are to keep these kids in line. Problem is, I’m sure Crabtree will go on thinking he’s in the right, and Jerry Rice doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I’d even go so far as to guess that Crabtree – if he does ever sign with the 49ers – will approach Rice about wearing his #80. I hope it does happen, so Jerry can tell him not in a million years.