Originally posted by iLL49er:
ok guys just getting crabtree back won't solve this
we're still missing 2 big elements that were present in last yr's offense which are COMPLETELY missing in this yr's
1) Delanie Walker's mis-match, ability to stretch field, block...create nightmares for d-cords by placing him all over the place
2) randy moss, while he didn't get the ball a lot defenses respected him and that created a lot of space for VD and Crab
being those 2 pieces will not be replaced at all this year i think just getting crabtree won't be enough, we took a big step back in terms of forcing a defense to play the whole field and we're paying for it
Theoretically, Crabtree pushes everyone back into the normal roles, where they will be more productive. Boldin as a #2, and Mario as a #3. With legitimate threats at both WR spots, and a slot - why wouldn't that force defenses to at least start thinking about having to defend more of the field?
Boldin no longer gets matched up with the #1 corner alone is helpful in my mind. With more attention on the WR's, that would naturally open Vernon Davis up, as well as Vance if he ever figures it out.
But of course, all depends on gameplanning and Kap.