Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Crabtree talks injury & draft

10 comments:

nanomoz said...

Great clip Rob. There an interview with Dan Patrick where he mentions Seattle specifically here, you may wan to put it up on your blog.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/danpatrick/interviews/

--nano

Anonymous said...

I'm beginning to think that Crabtree overachieved on the Wonderlic to get a 15. Good lord. I like Crabtree, just don't open your mouth dude.

Anonymous said...

Not the best interviewee, but that doesn't mean he can't catch balls like Paris Hilton. Why does DP say "Good luck with the seahawks..." at the end of his interview? hmmmm

Rob Staton said...

I didn't think it was an awful interview by any means. I could dig out the Aaron Curry interview with ESPN from a few weeks ago which was worse.

Crabtree isn't a great public speaker, but that's not what you're looking for in the draft. There are currently a few starting Seahawks are equally poor behind a microphone, but it's their ability on the field that counts.

Mind of no mind said...

I agree, it's stupid to judge a player's playing potential based on an interview like this. If interview skills directly translated to playing skill, Chad Johnson would be out of the league and Nate Burleson would be a pro bowler.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, pretty sure I just commented on how awful his interviews are. Doesn't take anything away from his playing ability, he just comes off as a kid who might have been eating paste in kindergarten rather than learning the alphabet.

Rob Staton said...

I think that's harsh annonymous. Being a poor public speaker doesn't equate to a lack of intelligence.

kearly said...

I actually enjoyed the Dan Patrick interview, but this one was painful. I cringed when Crabtree talked about Subway. You can tell he's completely unaccustomed to the press or even basic communication. Its clear that Crabtree's speaking problem is a combination of shyness coupled with, lets be honest, average at best IQ.

Its clear that Crabtree is not an extrovert- he's a passive guy. Honestly, the "character concerns" about his ego flabbergast me, unless we're talking lack of ego. If Crabtree struggles badly early on, he doesn't strike me as the kind of guy that would have the mental resilience to recover. Also, sometimes quiet teammates can become cancers, Anthony Simmons for example.

I'm not saying I think Crabtree will turn out that way, just trying to guess wtf people were citing when they questioned Crabtree's character. TO or Keyshawn he ain't.

Anonymous said...

Good interview to me. I just wish he wasn't so careful in choosing his words, but hey, when you're a high profile player and examined to the 1000th degree, can you really blame him?

Sharp dresser as well!

Anonymous said...

I think we're being way to tough on a guy that is still basiclly a kid. Crab seems like a real nice guy who is shy and wants to let his playing on the field do the talking, that's a bad thing? The most impressive part of the interview was where he was asked about his lack of 'game breaking speed' and he said that he would 'work' his way to obtaining that kind of speed. You'd be foolish to bet against the dude.