CRABTREE CHOOSES TO RUN, IN MARCH Posted by Mike Florio on February 21, 2009, 6:05 p.m. Despite a stress fracture that will require surgery and a 10-week recovery period, Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree plans to delay the procedure until after his March 26 Pro Day workout, so that he can run for scouts, according to Adam Schefter of NFL Network. We’re not sure it’s the best decision, because delaying the surgery will leave Crabtree unavailable for much of the offseason program. Then again, not running the 40 could result in Crabtree losing millions in contract value, since the biggest question mark regarding his NFL potential is his straight-line speed. So now the risk is even greater, in our view. Because if Crabtree doesn’t blow scouts away on March 26, his lack of speed coupled with the fact that he won’t be available to participate in the T-shirts-and-shorts practices during which much of the offense for the coming season is installed could cause him to plunge even farther.