Originally posted by sfout:
Originally posted by davidboutte:
Crabtree would be a star on NY, Tenn, or Philly. They have QB's
Not to nit pick but Hasselbeck is the equivalent of Smith.....
Crabtree is an extremely good #2. The fact that he is only 6'0 and not actually fast but just shifty keeps him out of the elite #1 status. We just need to stop debating this and realize that he is going to be a solid guy for however long he is with us but we need a bigger and fast target to take the pressure of Crabtree.
With Vernon and Crabtree on the field at the same time a team just bracket covers VD and can still double crabtree with a CB and another S or LB. Adding a legitimate #1 will force teams to leave someone in single coverage that actually do something because right now the trifecta of Morgan, Ginn, Williams isn't not capable of blowing open a game with their play.
i agree. crabtree is a VERY good #2. with him and vd being the only legit passing threats, its easy to take crabs out of the game. VD has elite speed especially at the te spot. thats why he can make plays against playoff caliber defenses thzt game plan against him. a legit #1 wr will create some breathing room for him as well as VD. it will also open up things a little more in an already potent rushing attack. missing traing camps and preseason games have not helped him either. he's not that great of a talent that he can just lace em' up and play. he needs to be healthy and put in the work to get the chemistry w/alex smith that VD and josh morgan seem to have. crabs has shown that he can make plays in the passing game, even big plays. he needs to be active in ota's as well as preseason games. i think he breaks through next season. with the addition of more wr threats as well as another offseason of preparation, i think this offense has a chance to be explosive. if that happens, we may have another 49er dynasty on our hands with such a dominant defense to compliment it