Originally posted by Kilgore_Trout:
I'm not denying the flashes, I just want to see these two get on the same page. Do you remember the near pick Smith threw yesterday when Crabtree ran a different route than Smith was expecting? I wonder if Smith throws high to Crabtree because he is off on target, or if it is because Crabtree is not in the right place? I wonder these things because I don't see the same problems with other receivers, but I see them between Smith and Crabtree every season they play together.
In fact, the best chemistry I've ever seen between Smith and Crabtree is when Crabtree was playing in his first NFL game, and Smith was returning from a two year absence for the first time. Strange...
I agree and disagree. I have actually seen Smith and Crabtree develop consistent chemistry in the past. We saw it during Crabtree's rookie season, where he initially became Smith's favorite possession target, and then later on a legit deep threat. I think people under appreciate his deep ability. Most of Crabtree's touchdowns in his Career have been caught from passes over 30 yards. In 2010, the two started off the season terribly, probably because of lack of chemistry due to no PS for Crabs, but then they played well together in the Falcons and Eagles games until Smith got hurt and Troy came in.
QB and receiver need time and practice together to develop a chemistry. Chemistry is one of the biggest factors in a QB-WR connection. With time, the 11-15 connection will be legit.