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    Looks like Mario might not even start.

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    Wow if i were behind crabtree and moss I would hang myself.

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    Re: Looks like Mario might not even start.

    [quote user="appodictic"]http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a06fd9/article/randy-moss-in-line-to-start-for-san-francisco-49ers?module=HP11_headline_stack

    Wow if i were behind crabtree and moss I would hang myself.
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    i wouldn't. id be thrilled to be on an NFL team

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    Re: Looks like Mario might not even start.

    If your behind in the depth chart a #1 that only had one catch in a championship game , and a guy that kicked off 3 teams you might as well start flipping burgers. Moss was done more then plaxico and Crabtree is rookie holdout that never even had a single big game.

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    Re: Looks like Mario might not even start.

    [quote user="appodictic"]http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a06fd9/article/randy-moss-in-line-to-start-for-san-francisco-49ers?module=HP11_headline_stack

    Wow if i were behind crabtree and moss I would hang myself.
    [/quote]

    Mario did say that he left for more playing time but even if he doesn't beat out Moss(which would be surprising) he will still be playing for a contender. It's not that big of a deal.

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    Re: Looks like Mario might not even start.

    I think over the course of the season he will get more and more playing time. I would find it hard to fathom he gets outplayed by tose two
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    Re: Looks like Mario might not even start.

    Manningham will definitely beat out Crabtree. SF hasn't had a legitimate wideout threat in some time. Vernon is all they have... and I guess their RB's out of the backfield.

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    Re: Looks like Mario might not even start.

    I bet Mario has the biggest season out of all their WRs

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    Re: Looks like Mario might not even start.

    It's only June . . . . the starters may be different in September. Neither Mario nor Moss has even had a training camp with SF yet . . . .

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    Re: Looks like Mario might not even start.

    [quote user="THE_New_York_Giants"][quote user="appodictic"]http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82a06fd9/article/randy-moss-in-line-to-start-for-san-francisco-49ers?module=HP11_headline_stack

    Wow if i were behind crabtree and moss I would hang myself.
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    i wouldn't. id be thrilled to be on an NFL team[/quote]


    Exactamundo, my friend.

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    Re: Looks like Mario might not even start.

    The reason was for no dissention in the ranks. Crabtree, a #1 draft pick would get His bloomers in a wad, if He was bumped from a guy who hadn't taken a snap yet as a Niner.

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