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Crabtree has a foot injury...

No need to rush him back. A Crabtree with fresh legs in the second half would be very effective. Davis and Edwards should be able to carry a bulk of the load.
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Michael Crabtree walking without limp this morning; dunno what his practice routine will be yet ...
Originally posted by valrod33:
mattbarrows Matt Barrows
Michael Crabtree walking without limp this morning; dunno what his practice routine will be yet ...

Hopefully it involves a lot of sitting.
Williams will get to play finally, wonder what would happen to Crabs if Ginn, Edwards, and Williams play very well?
Originally posted by verb1der:
Originally posted by fack54:
Originally posted by verb1der:
Raider fans are telling me that this is why Al Davis passed on Crabs is because of his fragile feet. I'm starting to believe them!


Al passed on him because DHB was the fastest 40 at the combine. He's not enough of a forward thinker to evaluate talent that might benefit his team in the future.

Either way, DHB is starting to look more promising...while Crabs is off to a bad start.

This stuff drives me nuts. Hayward-Bey had 4 catches for 44 yards and all of the sudden peeps are saying "he's looking promising". Crabtree had more than that in his first NFL game.

Career stats.

Hayward-Bey
39 catches, 534 yards, 2 TDs

Crabtree
104 catches, 1370 yards, 8 TDs

I know you weren't saying DHB was better, but this just reminded me of a ludicrous conversation I hear on Chronicle Live on CSN Bay Area where the guests were asked who you would take right now...and all three said DHB after his Monday Night performance. 4 catches, 44 yards.

Seriously?
I say keep Crabtree healthy and use him sparingly early in the season until he gets fully healthy
Buster McBusty
I like this interview with Crabtree

Q: How do you deal with the frustration of being on the sideline and not suiting up?
CRABTREE: I really just try to encourage my teammates and really be a coach and be an eye for the receivers. If I see something I'm sure I'm going to tell them as soon as possible. Change this, change that, really just stay in their head. Really just try to be positive about the situation and try to make the team better.
Q: Do you think there's something you can gain from that, even though you're not out there on the field?
CRABTREE: You gain something from each game watching film. Even if I'm not on the tape I'm paying attention. There's something I can get from each player. Even if it's on the opposite side of the ball, I'm watching their receivers and cornerbacks. It's just the love for the game.


http://49ers.pressdemocrat.com/2011/09/inside-the-49ers/crabtree-really-just-trying-to-be-obedient/
Originally posted by valrod33:
I like this interview with Crabtree

Q: How do you deal with the frustration of being on the sideline and not suiting up?
CRABTREE: I really just try to encourage my teammates and really be a coach and be an eye for the receivers. If I see something I'm sure I'm going to tell them as soon as possible. Change this, change that, really just stay in their head. Really just try to be positive about the situation and try to make the team better.
Q: Do you think there's something you can gain from that, even though you're not out there on the field?
CRABTREE: You gain something from each game watching film. Even if I'm not on the tape I'm paying attention. There's something I can get from each player. Even if it's on the opposite side of the ball, I'm watching their receivers and cornerbacks. It's just the love for the game.


http://49ers.pressdemocrat.com/2011/09/inside-the-49ers/crabtree-really-just-trying-to-be-obedient/

Loved the responses. Hopefully it pays off.
Originally posted by smithgdwg:
Originally posted by valrod33:
I like this interview with Crabtree

Q: How do you deal with the frustration of being on the sideline and not suiting up?
CRABTREE: I really just try to encourage my teammates and really be a coach and be an eye for the receivers. If I see something I'm sure I'm going to tell them as soon as possible. Change this, change that, really just stay in their head. Really just try to be positive about the situation and try to make the team better.
Q: Do you think there's something you can gain from that, even though you're not out there on the field?
CRABTREE: You gain something from each game watching film. Even if I'm not on the tape I'm paying attention. There's something I can get from each player. Even if it's on the opposite side of the ball, I'm watching their receivers and cornerbacks. It's just the love for the game.


http://49ers.pressdemocrat.com/2011/09/inside-the-49ers/crabtree-really-just-trying-to-be-obedient/

Loved the responses. Hopefully it pays off.

But but but, he's not a team guyyyy, you guise! He has a poor work ethic you guiseee!

I am very, very, very anxious to see what a healthy Crabtree does in this offense. He is absolutely built to excel in this system, and Crabtree gives us something that many of the other receivers don't -- a receiver who can make plays in the middle of the field AND get RAC (see Saints game last year).

I've seen Crabtree make numerous plays on crossing routes and also finding soft spots in the zone. Despite what many say, he is a very talented player who has less than 2 years worth of NFL starts, but all less than 2 years worth of NFL practice, considering the situation in his rookie year. I really believe he's going to be a key player this year and next.
[ Edited by OnTheClock on Sep 22, 2011 at 4:38 PM ]
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
But but but, he's not a team guyyyy, you guise! He has a poor work ethic you guiseee!

I am very, very, very anxious to see what a healthy Crabtree does in this offense. He is absolutely built to excel in this system, and Crabtree gives us something that many of the other receivers don't -- a receiver who can make plays in the middle of the field AND get RAC (see Saints game last year).

I've seen Crabtree make numerous plays on crossing routes and also finding soft spots in the zone. Despite what many say, he is a very talented player who has less than 2 years worth of NFL starts, but all less than 2 years worth of NFL practice, considering the situation in his rookie year. I really believe he's going to be a key player this year and next.
Yep, now all we have to do is attempt to pass more than10 times a game
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
But but but, he's not a team guyyyy, you guise! He has a poor work ethic you guiseee!

I am very, very, very anxious to see what a healthy Crabtree does in this offense. He is absolutely built to excel in this system, and Crabtree gives us something that many of the other receivers don't -- a receiver who can make plays in the middle of the field AND get RAC (see Saints game last year).

I've seen Crabtree make numerous plays on crossing routes and also finding soft spots in the zone. Despite what many say, he is a very talented player who has less than 2 years worth of NFL starts, but all less than 2 years worth of NFL practice, considering the situation in his rookie year. I really believe he's going to be a key player this year and next.
Yep, now all we have to do is attempt to pass more than10 times a game

Burn them across the middle and with our TEs. Their LBs and SS (Crocker - average) can't cover TEs.
Originally posted by Marvin49:
Originally posted by verb1der:
Originally posted by fack54:
Originally posted by verb1der:
Raider fans are telling me that this is why Al Davis passed on Crabs is because of his fragile feet. I'm starting to believe them!


Al passed on him because DHB was the fastest 40 at the combine. He's not enough of a forward thinker to evaluate talent that might benefit his team in the future.

Either way, DHB is starting to look more promising...while Crabs is off to a bad start.

This stuff drives me nuts. Hayward-Bey had 4 catches for 44 yards and all of the sudden peeps are saying "he's looking promising". Crabtree had more than that in his first NFL game.

Career stats.

Hayward-Bey
39 catches, 534 yards, 2 TDs

Crabtree
104 catches, 1370 yards, 8 TDs

I know you weren't saying DHB was better, but this just reminded me of a ludicrous conversation I hear on Chronicle Live on CSN Bay Area where the guests were asked who you would take right now...and all three said DHB after his Monday Night performance. 4 catches, 44 yards.

Seriously?

I guess it's the "what have you done for me lately" mentality
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
But but but, he's not a team guyyyy, you guise! He has a poor work ethic you guiseee!

I am very, very, very anxious to see what a healthy Crabtree does in this offense. He is absolutely built to excel in this system, and Crabtree gives us something that many of the other receivers don't -- a receiver who can make plays in the middle of the field AND get RAC (see Saints game last year).

I've seen Crabtree make numerous plays on crossing routes and also finding soft spots in the zone. Despite what many say, he is a very talented player who has less than 2 years worth of NFL starts, but all less than 2 years worth of NFL practice, considering the situation in his rookie year. I really believe he's going to be a key player this year and next.
Yep, now all we have to do is attempt to pass more than10 times a game

Burn them across the middle and with our TEs. Their LBs and SS (Crocker - average) can't cover TEs.
I dont know if the middle will be open, considering we have less than 180 yards a game. If I'm any NFL team, I'm stacking the box and taking away the short and middle routes. Put one saftey deep and see if Alex and co can beat it.
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Originally posted by Oakland-Niner:
Originally posted by OnTheClock:
But but but, he's not a team guyyyy, you guise! He has a poor work ethic you guiseee!

I am very, very, very anxious to see what a healthy Crabtree does in this offense. He is absolutely built to excel in this system, and Crabtree gives us something that many of the other receivers don't -- a receiver who can make plays in the middle of the field AND get RAC (see Saints game last year).

I've seen Crabtree make numerous plays on crossing routes and also finding soft spots in the zone. Despite what many say, he is a very talented player who has less than 2 years worth of NFL starts, but all less than 2 years worth of NFL practice, considering the situation in his rookie year. I really believe he's going to be a key player this year and next.
Yep, now all we have to do is attempt to pass more than10 times a game

Burn them across the middle and with our TEs. Their LBs and SS (Crocker - average) can't cover TEs.
I dont know if the middle will be open, considering we have less than 180 yards a game. If I'm any NFL team, I'm stacking the box and taking away the short and middle routes. Put one saftey deep and see if Alex and co can beat it.

Counterattack to the stacked box:

- Vernon deep.
- Crabtree on a slant
- Ginn on a slant
- Morgan on an out route.

One of them is bound to be an open option.