I'm not saying that Crabtree's injury is actually a blessing. Far from it. It was devastating news for sure, but part of me thinks that our offense could benefit from having a WR to take the top off of the defense. Plus a faster wide out plays to Kap's strenghts, which is to let it rip down field and open up the offense. The dink and dunk game really isn't his game.
We'd obviously love to have Crabtree ready for opening day, but at the same time him and Boldin on the field may have made our passing game more predictable and potentially easier defend. It reminds me of of the Lakers offseason, where they seemed outstanding on paper and based on name recognition, but the players didn't really complement each other. They didn't make up for each others weaknesses. Lakers just ended up being slow, lumbering, and easier to defend with multiple players with the same types of weaknesses.
No one can predict the future and exactly how Crabs/Boldin will be used. They'll probably be productive on the field together, but there is just this one aspect of the duo that could possibly benefit from having a different type of WR on the field.
[ Edited by irief on May 27, 2013 at 12:04 AM ]