Originally posted by zoomcrypt:
the most frustrating part about crabtree is that his best quality is supposed to be his great hands, but he consistently drops very catchable passes.....WTF
It is just my theory, but I believe a large part of why he has dropped so many passes is his lack of familiarity/comfort with the routes and the timing due to missed practice time. When a receiver is focusing on where to run and when to cut, it is hard to change the focus to throwing up your hands to snag a pass that is suddenly right in front of you. Consequently, I expect that once he has had the practice time to thoroughly learn the reads, the routes and the timing, he can begin to play more instinctively, as he did in college, as opposed to more mechanically as it appears he has in the time with the 49ers. When that happens, his confidence and his hands will re-appear....we all hope.
Wouldn't it be nice if my theory is actually correct?