We constanty bash our own players, that is part of being a fan. We love our guys and we cheer for them most of the time, but when a mistake is made, few hide their emotions. Some have gone to the point of flat out booing or chanting for a replacement. I want to know who is the most hated 49er on NinersNation?
Alex Smith: The first overall draft choice has had a rocky relationship with the 49ers. He has not lived up to his draft position or pay. He has lost a lot of games and has folded under pressure. He has been booed at for a long time with the escalation resulting in the comical chant of "We want Carr". Even when he does good, he is booed. In his defense, he has given 100% effort, is a nice humble guy, and has shown fire and anger at his situation.
Nate Clements: Another over-payed player who has not lived up to the billing of a shutdown corner as he was unwisely paid to do. He gets burned often and has shown that he has lost a step. Most damning was his unawareness to slide when getting the game winning interception only to fumble it back to the Falcons. He has been our best DB and is a very good run-stop corner recognized around the league.
Chilo Rachal: This player is also criticized for his draft placement: above DeSean Jackson. He has shown lapses in judgement and has been the weakest link in the line. He has had games that show that does have the talent to be in the NFL, followed by a game that shows he should be working in fast food. He is a hard worker that is showing improvement that has temporarily quenched hatred towards him.
Issac Sopoaga: A very large clumsy DE known for his strength before his skills. Issac is more hated for his past as a comically inept football player who was best known for falling down around the ball. This year however, he has shown a large amount of improvement that now requires two men to make him fall down. It is also a shame to see him at a position he is not built for, but not a shame that his opposite side's fire is rubbing off on him.
Moran Norris: The best run stopper on the team is a running back. With a declining skill set that was low to begin with, Moran is known as a poor rusher, poor receiving option, slow, and predictable. Most teams know the 49ers will rush up the middle with Norris in the game because he isn't going to run with the ball, catch the ball, or block to the outside. He doesn't play as much as the others on the list and he is a favorite of Frank Gore (which must count for something I assume) Also worth mentioning is that he has been replace by Soap and was not missed.
Michael Crabtree: The resident diva that has not been. After stealing him in the draft, Crabs held out for a better deal. Thanks to Hammer, we finally saw what he could do and we were very pleased. Then he regressed into receiver who does not receive. His route running was suspect, his work effort also when he had injuries during preseason to the point team captain Vernon Davis got into an altercation with him. He has become a ghost on gameday and only gets touchdowns seemingly on accident. He is one of the most talented players on the team and has had a lot of quarterback inconsistency to fault his performances.
Who is most Hated?
Alex Smith (135 votes)
Nate Clements (74 votes)
Chilo Rachal (40 votes)
Issac Sopoaga (2 votes)
Moran Norris (51 votes)
Michael Crabtree (33 votes)
335 total votes