I love both of these guys, but I can see that something is amiss between them. Is it simply due to a lack of practicing together? Personally, I think not. I think not because they're both professionals, and they're both good football players, yet for whatever reason, they do not play so well together.
Take yesterday's game for example. We killed the Bucs, it was the best showing by a 49ers team since 2002 or so. Yet, when it came to Smith and Crabtree, they were not connecting. I think they were the only nuance of the entire 49ers game that did not click. For whatever reason, Smith seems to often throw a bit high to Crabtree, and for whatever other reason, Crabtree seems to not be able to catch these passes, even though they're very catchable.
As a fan, I am usally going, "Why are you hitting him high Smith!? And why aren't you catching those anyway Crabtree!!?? They're still very catchable!"
Yea, on Sundays, I'm saying that a lot, and I imagine others are saying similar things.
So what do you think it is between these two? How can they correct it? Will they as the season progresses and things hopefully continue to improve for the 49ers?
[ Edited by Kilgore_Trout on Oct 10, 2011 at 11:39 AM ]