When I woke up this morning, The Early Show on CBS was interviewing a bunch of college football players. One of them was Michael Crabtree, the mercurial wide receiver from Texas Tech and Dallas Carter High School.
After she interviewed Texas defensive end Brian Orakpo, I found it interesting that the first question to Crabtree from reporter Maggie Rodriguez was: "They've also said about you that you're confident, and some have even said cocky. What do you say to that, Michael?''
Crabtree said: "I'm not cocky at all. I'm just real confident. I try to stay positive about everything I do and I try to get better every day.''
Showing that she had obviously done her homework and read a few clips about Crabtree's ankle/foot injuries, Rodriguez asked: "And you're all better from your stress fracture, right? Ready to go?''
Crabtree said: "Ah yeah. I've got a new wheel. I'm ready to roll.''
Rodriguez: "Well, maybe we'll see you here in New York? Giants, maybe?''
Crabtree: "Hopefully anybody that picks me, I'm just ready to make an impact as soon as possible.''
Crabtree and other premier college players are in New York for the NFL Draft, which will be held Saturday and Sunday.
-- Dwain Price