Originally posted by MarshallfaulkYouIdio:
Originally posted by SanDiego49er:
He's Anquan Boldin. But maybe a little slower (Boldin is not fast either). Definitely less productive. It's hard to get a read on him. He's been injured a lot of his career. And the QB situation never getting fully settled out set him back. So did all the new systems. The constant foot problems. At least this year he seems a bit faster and breaks tackles. Maybe a little stronger too. He's better this year than what we have seen.
If you think he's slower than Boldin, you're utterly clueless.
Boldin is indeed not fast. But neither is Crabtree. When was the last time you saw Crabtree beat somebody deep? Almost never. He's all 5, 10, 15 yard receptions and try to break some tackles for more. Boldin is such a good route runner and has some quickness more so than speed. Plus he has a big body and just boxes out for the reception. In a way I think Boldin is more dynamic even though neither one is fast. I've seen Boldin make 50 - 70 yard plays sometimes. Crabtree almost never does this. So Crabtree is less dynamic than Boldin. Whether route running, speed, quickness, field awarness, finding the open spot in the zone, game fast and not 40 fast or some conbination of those it's definitely true. He's just more dynamic and productive.