Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:
vernon gets a pass because he stepped it up in the playoffs both vernon and crabs were doubled but Vernon was the only one of the two that got open and youre right no one was drawing attentiona way from crabtree which is the main reason the passing attack (and crabs) suffered we had no real threats last year at WR opposite crabs tot ake away attention from him
which goes back to my point crabtree is a good WR but he isn not a #1 because he is not able to break away from extra attention
i am not in favor of trading crabs with some real weapons this year i think he will have 1100 + yards this year all i am saying is our search for a true #1 WR is still not over
I can agree with everything you said. Although I already know you to be a perfectly reasonable poster, my beef is with biased people with an axe to grind.
I will say though that Crab did step up as various points during the season, most notably in Seattle when he "saved Christmas", but also with his hardnosed play as a blocker. As far as being a #1, he certainly doesn't have the physical abilities to transcend a bad situation (like Vernon, Fitz, or Megatron), but I still believe he can be the lead receiver in a good balanced attack and I think he showed some of that in the few games that we did have a healthy receiving core.
So, that probably adds up to a good number 1, but a really good number 2, which is fine for us because Vernon is our real number one option anyways.