Originally posted by Andra:
I agree he was almost shut down completely by Oregon
Crabtree was the consensus (barring crazy-azz Raiders) best WR in his draft, and he's been shut down in games. So have Q, Vernon, Jimmy Graham, Larry Fitz, and even Megatron. When the gameplan is "just stop that guy" week in and week out, it's bound to work on occasion.
That said, he has yet to prove that he can get open consistently on the outside in the NFL. You know what? Same deal with every other WR in the draft. Maybe he gets it done on his own, maybe he needs help from alignment and motion, but he seemed to get open outside quite a bit in college. Besides, he's not exactly dwarfed by Patton (2" shorter, but stronger), and we all seem to like that guy.