After watching Michael Crabtree slip down to San Francisco and Graham Harrell go undrafted, Mike Leach had a couple of things he wanted to get off his chest. Leach, who thinks Harrell was one of the best quarterbacks in the draft, watched in disbelief as Texas A&M quarterback Stephen McGee got drafted ahead of Harrell. Let’s just say, he didn’t agree with this.
I’m happy for Stephen McGee, Leach told The Dallas Morning News. The Dallas Cowboys like him more than his coaches at A&M did.
Since he already took a shot at one NFL franchise, the next logical step is to call out the league itself. And yes, he does it.
The truth of the matter is that the NFL drafts quarterbacks notoriously bad, said Leach, according to the Morning News. That’s indisputable. …
As for Crabtree falling in the draft, Leach blames one man. Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini. Leach said there were reports that the Browns did not like Crabtree’s attitude when he came for his visit. And as you can probably guess, Leach wasn’t too happy about that either.
Michael Crabtree has been more successful as a receiver than that guy as a coach at this point, Leach said of Mangini, according to the Sacramento Bee. Part of the reason is [Crabtree's] too shy to be like that.
He also maintains that Crabtree is not a diva regardless of what has been said.
My definition of a diva is someone who’s loud and self-absorbed, Leach told the Bee. Michael Crabtree is the furthest thing from loud that I’ve seen. … Let’s see how all those non-divas do up in Cleveland this year.
I think that some teams will regret not selecting Crabtree, but Harrell is just too much of a project. At any rate, you gotta love Mike Leach.